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Mowbray Park

Toward Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 2QF

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Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sunderland.
  • The nearest Metro Station is Sunderland.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open from dawn til dusk.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Civic Centre.
    • The car park is located in Burdon Road.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Toward Road.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 210cm x 605cm (6ft 11in x 19ft 10in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in Toward Road.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge parking is not marked into individual bays.
    • The width of the Blue Badge parking is 301cm.
    • There is room for approximately 4 vehicles.

Outside Access (Burdon Road Museum End Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Burdon Road, to the rear of Sunderland Museum, Winter Gardens and City Library.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) by sliding.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 348cm (11ft 5in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 192cm (6ft 4in).

Outside Access (Sunderland War Memorial Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Burdon Road, behind the Sunderland War Memorial.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 169cm (5ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances to either side of the Sunderland War Memorial.
    • The entrance to the left as you face the park is 199cm wide (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • The entrance to the right as you face the park is 128cm wide and is single (shown in photographs 5 and 6).
    • There is level access at the entrance to the right as you face the park.

Level Change (Sunderland War Memorial Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar slope immediately beyond the entrance at the Sunderland War Memorial to the left as you face the park (shown in photographs 3 and 4).

Outside Access (Borough Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Borough Road, to the left of Sunderland Museum, Winter Gardens and City Library.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 333cm (10ft 11in).

Level Change (Borough Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path between the two sets of gates and immediately beyond the second set of gates.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards along the path between the 2 sets of gates.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 162cm.

Outside Access (Toward Road Borough Road End Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Toward Road, towards Borough Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).

Outside Access (Toward Road Park Road End Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Toward Road, opposite Egerton Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 322cm (10ft 7in).

Outside Access (Park Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Park Road, at the junction with Burdon Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 147cm (4ft 10in).

Level Change (Park Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located beyond the entrance, to the left as you enter the park.
  • There is/are 12 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Burdon Road Civic Centre Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Burdon Road, opposite the civic centre car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 326cm (10ft 8in).

Level Change (Burdon Road Civic Centre Car Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are signposts throughout the park.
    • There are 10 medium height steps with a handrail on the left going up to the centre of the park.
    • The steps can be overcome by using the paths.

Children's Play Area

  • The Children's Play Area is located to the southern end of the park, to the right as you enter the park via the Toward Road Park Road End entrance.
  • There are no gates at the 2 entrances to the Children's Play Area.
  • The width of the entrances is 206cm.
  • There are easy and moderate gradient slopes throughout the play area.
  • There are steps to access some sections of the play area.
  • The steps are medium height and are not clearly marked.
  • There are no tactile markings at the top or bottom of the steps.
  • There are no handrails.
  • The number of steps varies from 8 to 11.
  • The slopes throughout the play area overcome the steps.
  • There is a single deep step to access the slide.
  • The step does not have handrails and is not clearly marked.
  • The step cannot be overcome.
  • There is bench seating in the lower section of the play area.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)