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Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre

Kelvin Way, Glasgow, G3 6BY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include changing places, dance studio.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include six bowling greens, tennis courts.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.
  • The nearest underground station is Kelvin Hall.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Comments View
    • Bowling greens are open only in the summer months April-September.
    • The last weekday entry is 20:00 and the venue is open until 21:00.
    • In winter (Novemember-February), last weekday entry is 19:00 closing at 20:00, with tennis lights kept on until 21:00 or 22:00.

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).
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 250cm x 3500cm (8ft 2in x 38yd).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Kelvin Way.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving to cross the road between the main building/greens and bothy/greens.
    • There are also pedestrian crossings along to either side.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) wide.

Outside Access (Tennis Courts Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Tennis Courts Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the right of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Outside Access (The Bothy)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the separate building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the dance studio.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Scooters are allowed in some parts of the venue.
  • The scooter cannot be used on the greens.

Sports Ground

  • Non-Segregated Seating View
    • Home and Away wheelchair users do not have separate seating areas.
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is not level access to the designated seating area.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • The closest accessible toilet to the seating area is 20m 22yd.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the main building or in the bothy.
    • All areas surrounding the greens are accessible using ramps. There is level access to spectate lower greens to the right when entering/crossing from Kelvin Way.

Level Change (Front Raised Greens/Bothy)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you enter the raised greens area.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located ahead as you enter the raised greens area.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Level Change (Mid Raised Greens/Bothy)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the bothy from the level greens.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are ramps to overcome these steps at the near and far ends of the greens.

Level Change (Rear Raised Greens/Bothy)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you enter the rear raised greens.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located ahead as you enter the rear raised greens.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Level Change (Bowling Greens)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the greens.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Please contact any staff members.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to the greens.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is one ramp to assist people down to the greens.
    • There are other ramps which greenkeepers use for equipment available but these have a steeper slope and may require assistance.
    • The step down to the green crosses the ditch which would be 48cm down then 19cm back up to the green, or if crossing directly to the green there is a 36cm gap down 29cm.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right of the main building in the accessible changing place.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 520cm (6ft 7in x 17ft 1in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Hand paper towels are located on the cistern.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the accessible changing rom/toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available are changing place, accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located to the right of the main building.
    • The facility is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 200cm x 520cm (6ft 7in x 17ft 1in).
    • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the bench is 185cm (6ft 1in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers the changing bench and the toilet.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on the left.
    • The type of sink is fixed.
    • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.
    • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
    • It is not a push button style alarm.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 17m (19yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 11m (12yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 21m (23yd) from the bowling greens.
  • The standard changing rooms are located round to the right, either side of reception.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Accessible Toilet (The Bothy)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 3m (9ft 10in) from the bothy entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the separate bothy building on the right as you enter.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 220cm (5ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 wheelchair available for use stored in the separate bothy building.
    • Please contact staff if required.