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Maryon Park

Maryon Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8DH

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Introduction

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    • Maryon Park is a large park on the route of the Green Chain Walk and Capital Ring walking paths.
    • The routes link the park with adjoining Maryon Wilson Park and the nearby Thames Barrier.
    • The park is bounded by the A206 Woolwich Road to the north, Maryon Road to the east and Thorntree Road to the south.
    • The park was originally a sand quarry and there is a major change in level between the north and south sides.
    • The northern part of the park is accessible to visitors with mobility difficulties.

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.
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    • The park is generally open from dawn to dusk.
    • When other gates have been locked, there is always an exit from the park via the turnstile on Maryon Road.
    • There is not street lighting in the park.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park is off Maryon Road.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is one on-street Blue Badge parking bay near to the Cleveley Close entrance.
    • There are standard on-street parking bays in Thorntree Road.
    • There is unrestricted on-street parking in Maryon Road.

Maryon Road Entrance

  • The main vehicle and pedestrian access to the park is on Maryon Road.
  • Approximately 100m to the right of this gate is the revolving gate which is used only to exit the park if other gates have been locked.
  • The turnstile is 140cm wide.
  • There is an additional pedestrian gate 90cm wide to the right of the turnstile.
  • From these gates there are easy slopes on the paths towards the central area of the park.
  • The paths towards Woolwich Road have moderate and steep slopes.

Woolwich Road Entrances

  • The entrance in pictures 1 and 2 is on Woolwich Road, opposite Eastmoor Street.
  • There are several similar entrances on this road.
  • Woolwich Road is a busy dual carriageway.
  • Parking is not possible in this area.
  • There are bus stops and a pedestrian crossing close to this gate.
  • The gates are 120cm wide, held open.
  • There are cobbles in the area of the gate.
  • From these entrances there are long moderate slopes on the paths into the park.
  • After one entrance there are 4 medium unmarked steps.
  • These are overcome by a moderate ramp.
  • The ramps and steps do not have handrails.

Thorntree Road Entrance

  • Thorntree Road is a steep hill.
  • The main entrance from Thorntree Road is opposite Kinveachy Gardens.
  • The tarmac path leads to a flight of 50+ unmarked medium steps.
  • After these steps, the path splits to a further 50+ steps or a very long path with a moderate slope.
  • There are handrails to the right side or both sides of the steps going up.
  • At the time of our visit (October 2014) the sloping path was blocked by a fallen tree.
  • The Green Chain Walk path from Thorntree road is an unmade path.
  • It links up with the main route before the stairs.
  • There is a further entrance near Pound Park Road.
  • This area is known as Gilbert's Pit.
  • There is a barrier at this entrance 48cm wide.
  • The unmade path from this entrance includes steep slopes and steps.
  • It bypasses most of Maryon Park and joins up with the paths near Woolwich Road.

Cleveley Close Entrance

  • This gate is located at the end of Cleveley Close.
  • The 150cm wide gate is held open.
  • There are moderate to steep slopes after the gate into the park.

Inside Access

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Within the northern area of the park, near the toilets, and tennis courts, the tarmac paths generally have easy slopes.
    • There are some moderate slopes on the route to the playground and ball court.
    • There are benches placed at frequent intervals next to the tarmac paths.

Playground and Ball Court

  • The playground is located close to the entrance from Woolwich Road.
  • The entrance has a heavy outward opening gate 97cm wide.
  • There is a moderate slope in front of the gate with no level landing.
  • There is a similar gate directly from the path to the ball play area.
  • From the play area there are 4 shallow unmarked steps up to a grassed picnic bench area.
  • There are moderate slopes across the area of the playground.
  • There is also a moderate ramp between the playground and ball play area.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located in the toilet block to the left after the vehicle entrance.
    • The female toilets are 15m (16yd 1ft) from the the car park area.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located to the right hand side of the toilet block.
    • The male toilets are 10m (10yd 2ft) from the the car park area.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The female toilet has a white door which is not signposted.
    • The entrance is on the right after the double gates to the service yard.
    • The path is narrow and uneven.

Level Change (Access to Male Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the car park area leading up to the toilet entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located inside the toilet, up to the cubicles and urinals.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the steps.

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