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Raphael Park

88 Main Road, Romford, Essex, RM2 5JB

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About this venue

A large landscaped park originally designed by Sir Humphry Repton?, consisting of a lake, sports facilities, café, and large playsite with inclusive play equipment. It was awarded a Green Flag award for 2014-15. It is the site of the annual open air theatre as well as host to various music events held at the bandstand. A popular park for families with a variety of areas to cater for all tastes. The park is part of a route from Romford town centre to Bedfords Park in the north of the borough, via Rise Park?.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include outdoor gym equipment, tennis courts, football pitches, cricket pitch, fishing, cafe, toilets, conservation area, lake/pond with fountain, river walks, toddler and junior play facilities.
  • Related link Raphael Restuarant.
  • Related link Lodge Farm Park.

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Main Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 60cm (1ft 12in).

Outside Access (Park Way Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Park Way Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 250cm (8ft 2in).

Outside Access (Reed Pond Walk Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Reed Pond Walk.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 320cm (10ft 6in).

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and concrete surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Children's Play Area

  • The children’s play area is located by Reed Pond Walk entrance.
  • Access into the park is via a single width gate.
  • The gate opens away from you (push).
  • The width of the opening is 160cm.
  • The pathway around the play area varies in width from 100cm - 160cm.
  • There are several benches within the play area.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)