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Leazes Park

Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4BJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a park, boating lake, children's play area, tennis courts and a bowling green.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located on Richardson Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 341cm x 501cm (11ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the Richardson Road car park entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 33m (36yd 3in) from the Richardson Road car park entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small lip between the car parking areas and the pathway leading to the park.

Access Point (Richardson Road Car Park - Pedestrian Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the centre of the car park on Richardson Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free 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 132cm.
    • There is a double gate at this entrance. Only one of the gates is permanently held open, the other is locked.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Comments View
    • The slope with the very easy incline is in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.

Access Point (Richardson Road Car Park - Vehicle and Pedestrian Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Richardson Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • There are footpaths to both sides of the roadway leading into the car park. The width of the footpaths is 110cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Comments View
    • The slope with the very easy incline is in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.

Access Point (Richardson Road - North Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Richardson Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 72cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Comments View
    • The slope with the very easy incline is immediately beyond the entrance.

Access Point (Richardson Road - Central Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Richardson Road.
    • 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 80cm.
    • There are 2 similar gates at this entrance, one to either side of a locked central double gate.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Richardson Road - South Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Richardson Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.

Access Point (Leazes Crescent Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Leazes Crescent.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 101cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Leazes Terrace Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Leazes Terrace.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • Comments View
    • The kerb in front of the entrance creates a shallow step.

Access Point (Leazes Terrace - North Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Leazes Terrace.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 132cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Barrack Road Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Barrack Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The gates are double. There are also smaller, single, gates to either side of the main gates. The width of the smaller gates is 90cm.

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 and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are 13 medium height, unmarked steps with handrails on both sides to access the terrace (shown in photographs 19 and 20).
    • These steps can be overcome by using the slight slope on the footpath to the left of the terrace as you face it.
    • There are 5 shallow, unmarked, steps with handrails on both sides to access the family picnic area and the gated entrance to the children's play area (shown in photographs 21 and 22).
    • These steps can be overcome by using the slight slope on the footpath to the left as you face the steps.

Children's Play Area

  • The children's play area is located to the right hand side of the park as you enter via Richardson Road.
  • There are 2 entrances to the play area.
  • The entrance to the front of the play area is via a gate.
  • The gate is single and opens away from you (push).
  • The gate is heavy.
  • The clear opening width of the gate is 88cm.
  • There is an entrance at the rear left of the children's play area without a gate.
  • The entrance opening is 210cm.
  • There is a gridded area of the path at this entrance which may cause problems for wheelchair users.
  • There is a variety of play equipment for children up to the age of 14.
  • The equipment is on a rubberised matting.
  • There are bench seats throughout the play area.
  • There is a picnic table.
  • The height of the picnic table is 73cm.

Family Picnic Area

  • The family picnic area is located to the front right of the park as you enter from Richardson Road.
  • The picnic area is located in the old bowling green.
  • There are gates to enter the picnic area.
  • The gates are double and open away from you (push).
  • The gates are permanently held open.
  • The surface is uneven.
  • The picnic tables are located on a concrete surface.
  • The picnic tables have fixed benches.
  • The height of the picnic tables is 69cm.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey the facilities were closed until the Summer.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Accessible and Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the facilities.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • 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 both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 134cm (4ft 5in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the facilities.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are 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.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).