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Lloyd Park

Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4QF

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • The William Morris Gallery sits within Lloyd Park and the two venues share a car park.
    • The park opens at 8.30am Monday - Saturday and 9.00am on Sunday.
    • Closing times vary according to the time of year.
    • Please consult the website for details.
    • The Aveling Park Bowling Green, which includes a grass bowling green and club pavilion is a private members' club.
    • It was closed on the day of our visit and is not included in the guide.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Walthamstow Central.
  • The nearest underground station is Walthamstow Central.

Parking (Bedford Road Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located off Bedford Road, near the junction with Forest Road, to the right of the William Morris Gallery.
    • 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 330cm x 480cm (10ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Car Park Entrance Gate.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Car Park Entrance Gate.
    • 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 a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 210cm (6ft 11in).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Parking (Bowlers' Car Park - Aveling Park Road Gate)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Aveling Park Road, to the east of the park.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • This car park is intended for users of the Community Bowls Pavilion and the Aveling Park Bowling Club.
    • The vehicle access gates may only be open at times when these facilities are scheduled to be in use.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the car park into the forecourt of the William Morris Gallery.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in).
  • Comments
    • There is brick paving leading up to and after this gate.
    • There is then a further dropped kerb into the main forecourt.
    • This gives level access into the park using the wide gateway to the right of the gallery.

Outside Access (William Morris Gallery Forecourt)

  • This information is for the entrance located to each side of the vehicle entrance to the William Morris Gallery forecourt.
  • There is 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 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • Comments
    • On the far side of the forecourt, to the right of the building, there is level access by very wide entrance gates into the park.
    • The gates are permanently held open (photograph 3).
    • There is an alternative gate, 115cm wide, to the left of the building (photographs 4 and 5).
    • There is an easy slope down towards this gate and an unveven area with a raised threshold in front of the gate.

Outside Access (Bedford Road Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the east of the park, off Bedford Road.
  • 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.
  • Comments
    • There is a gap of 135cm between the bollards at the entrance (photographs 1 and 2).
    • There is a further pedestrian entrance at Aveling Park Road, next to the entrance to the bowlers' car park (photographs 3 and 4).
    • There are also entrances to the north of the park off Cazenove Road and Brettenham Road and several entrances to the west off Winns Terrace.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments
    • Photograph 1 shows the path leading from the Aveling Road gate into the park, towards the bowling greens.
    • There are easy slopes and ramps in many areas of the park, which overcome the locations where there are steps.

Tennis and Petanque Courts

  • The tennis and petanque courts are locate to the south east of the park, close to the Bedford Road entrance gate.
  • There is level access into the tennis courts from the main path by a level tarmac path.
  • The tennis courts have a tarmac surface.
  • The petanque court is located near to the path leading from the Bedford road gate.
  • It is accessed across the grass from the main path.
  • There is a short steep slope to enter the court, which has a surface of compacted sand and gravel.

Playground and Skate Park

  • The playground is located in the centre of the park, to the west of the Aveling Centre.
  • There is equipment for younger and older children.
  • The equipment is generally located in grassed areas with a soft play surface beneath.
  • There are two table tennis tables on a level concrete area within the grass.
  • The skate park is located to the north of the Aveling Centre.

Outdoor Gym and Basketball Area

  • The outdoor gym equipment is located next to the central path through the park and the path from the Aveling Park Road Gate.
  • It is close to the Skate Park and the Community Bowls Pavilion.
  • There is also a large level tarmac area with practice basket ball hoops.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within the Aveling Centre and the Community Bowls Centre.
  • Please follow the links to their access guides for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are standard toilets within the Aveling Centre and the Community Bowls Centre.
  • Please follow the links to their access guides for details.

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located anywhere within the park.
  • Comments
    • There is a link on the park website to a map showing the rules about dog access within the park.
    • There is an area to the north east of the park where dogs may be allowed off their leads.