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Hornfair Park and Multi-sports Hub

Shooters Hill Road, Charlton, London, SE18 4LX

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club is also located within the park.
    • Park users are allowed to enter the building to use the rooftop cafe.
    • There are accessible and standard toilets available in the cafe.
    • The tennis courts are also managed by the Lido Centre. They may be booked and paid for on-line or in person at the Lido reception.
    • Please see the separate guide to the lido.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Charlton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Charlton.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is located at the side of the building, off Charlton Church Lane.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 450cm x 400cm (14ft 9in x 13ft 1in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
  • The maximum height is 225cm (7ft 5in).
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • There is level access between the car park and the approach to the venue.

Outside Access (Main Entrance Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located from Charlton Park Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments
    • There is a similar gate at the junction of Shooters Hill Road and Charlton Park Lane.

Level Change (Main Entrance Gate)

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

Outside Access (Prince Henry Road Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located next to 36 Prince Henry Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.
  • Comments
    • The barrier is intended to prevent vehicles but permit pedestrians and cycles.

Level Change (Prince Henry Road Gate)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located after the second gate.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Inigo Jones Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the junction of Prince Henry Road and Inigo Jones Roads.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open (no doors).
    • The door opening is 92cm (3ft) wide.
  • Comments
    • The second gate is intended to prevent motorcycles entering the park and involves a 180 degree turn.

Level Change (Inigo Jones Gate)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between and after the gates.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Green Chain Walk Gate

  • This gate is located in the south east corner of the park, close to the BMX track.
  • The path in this area is steep and unmade.
  • The opening is 72cm wide.

Outside Access (Stane Way Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Stane Way.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Stane Way Gate)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located after the gate.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments
    • The paving near the gate is uneven.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments
    • Within the park there are wide tarmac and paved paths.
    • The paths have easy and moderate slopes.
    • Where there are steps, these can be overcome by a ramp or slope, except for the sunken rose garden infront of the Lido building.
    • This area is accessed by steps only.

Level Change (Access To Tennis Courts)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the main path up to the tennis courts.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the left of the ramp.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

Tennis Courts

  • The tennis courts are located at the centre of the park.
  • They have an all weather surface and are floodlit.
  • There are 4 standard and 4 mini courts.
  • There are several identical gates to enter the courts.
  • The gates are heavy and open outwards.
  • They are 110cm wide.
  • All have level access.

Paddling Pool

  • The paddling pool is located near to the playground and the Prince Henry Road Gate.
  • The pool is filled during the school summer holidays only.
  • The pool is surrounded by a low fence with several similar entrance gates.
  • The gates are single, light and open outwards.
  • The gates are 110cm wide.
  • There is a 100cm wide path around the pool between the pool edge and the fence.

Level Change (Playground and Ball Court Area)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the path near the paddling pool to the playground level.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located between the two ramps.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • Comments
    • There are 2 sets of steps.
    • There is a second ramp near to the basketball area.
    • This ramp is steep.
    • There are areas of uneven paving near the ramps and steps.

Play Areas

  • The playground and ball court are located close to the Prince Henry Road Gate.
  • There is level access into the ball court from the lower level.
  • The entrance gate is 100cm wide.
  • The playground is generally level.
  • There are some uneven areas where the rubber surface meets the tarmac.

Changing Pavilion

  • The changing pavilion is located in the centre of the park.
  • It includes 4 team changing rooms and 2 referees rooms, standard and accessible toilets.
  • The changing rooms are opened only for pre-booked matches and were closed at the time of our visit.
  • There is level access to the changing rooms from the pitch side and from a level path round the building to the entrances facing the tennis courts.
  • There is also stepped access from the tennis court side.
  • There are three unmarked, medium steps.
  • The steps can be bypassed taking the longer route around the other side.

BMX Track

  • The BMX track is located at the eastern end of the park.
  • The track access gate is 100cm wide at the base, tapering upwards.
  • It is 77cm wide at the mid point.
  • There is generally open access to the track, except when it is being used by Greenwich BMX club, usually on Saturday mornings.
  • Training sessions are available.

Accessible Toilet

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • There are benches throughout the park, generally next to surface paths.