Skip to main content

Roker Park

Roker Park Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 9NB

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a children's play area, sensory garden, train track, bandstand, basketball court, football pitches, boating lake and a bowling green.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 600cm (6ft 7in x 19ft 8in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Roker Park Road.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in Roker Park Road, Sea Cliff Road and Park Parade.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Access Point (Whitburn Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Whitburn Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • There are further gates on the other side of the bridge.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading down beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There are steeper slopes down to a bridge overlooking the Marine Walk access point bridge which links both gates here.

Access Point (Side Cliff Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Side Cliff Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading down beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Roker Park Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Roker Park Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • There are further access points along Roker Park Road.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading down beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Marine Walk)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Marine Walk, below Whitburn Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the slope.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a second lower handrail.
  • Comments View
    • The steps at the top are widely spaced with steep slopes between steps.

Access Point (Park Parade)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Park Parade.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
    • There is another gate near the junction with Roker Park Road here.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Ravine Terrace)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Ravine Terrace.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

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 slight, steep and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Children's Play Area

  • There are 2 parks located near the Side Cliff Road access point.
  • One is for younger children and is accessed by a set of light gates with a width of 280cm that open away from you, as shown in photograph 1.
  • The other park for older children and is accessed by a light gate with a width of 104cm and that opens towards you as shown in photograph 2.

Level Change (Bandstand)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the bandstand.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the bandstand.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Level Change (Bowling Green)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • There is/are 10 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is an alternative bowling green located nearby with step free access.
    • There is an additional stepped or ramped level change leading to the bowls green house.

Basketball Courts

  • There are courts are located near Park Parade Road.
  • They are accessed by heavy gates with widths of either 110cm or 200cm.
  • There is either level access, access via two medium steps or access via steep ramps to the courts.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located near the children's play area.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 104m (113yd 2ft) from the Side Cliff Road access point.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located next to the information centre.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 70m (76yd 1ft) from the Roker Park Road access point.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located near the park parade access point.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the park parade access point.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet and Standard Female Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the toilets.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Level Change (Standard Male Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway to the toilet.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).