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Ruislip Lido

Reservoir Road, Ruislip, HA4 7TY

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Ruislip Lido with 60-acre lake, sandy beaches and a narrow gauge railway around it, is set on the edge of Ruislip woods.
    • No boating or swimming was allowed on the lake at the time of survey (July 2016).

Opening Times

  • January, February, November and December 09:00 - 16:00.
  • March and October 09:00 - 17:00.
  • April 09:00 - 18:00.
  • September 09:00 - 19:00.
  • May, June, July and August 09:00 - 21:00.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is West Ruislip.
  • The nearest underground station is Ruislip.
  • Comments View
    • The bus stops are located on Reservoir Road next to the entrance to the Lido.

Parking (Lido Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Reservoir Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 310cm x 490cm (10ft 2in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 72m (78yd 2ft) from the Reservoir Road entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 93m (101yd 2ft) from the Reservoir Road 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is generally busy.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Reservoir Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Reservoir Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Level Change (Reservoir Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

Parking (Willow Lawn Station Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the end of Reservoir Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 310cm x 490cm (10ft 2in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Lido pathway.
    • The furthest designated bay is 69m (75yd 1ft) from the Lido pathway.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This is the best car park to catch the narrow guage train around the lake to the artificial beach, cafe, children's play area, etc.
    • The pathway around the lake from this car park is also more suitable for wheelchair users.

Outside Access (Lido Pathway Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located near Willow Lawn Station Car Park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 380cm (12ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is to the path that surrounds the lake and leads to the beach area, cafe and toilets. This route is suitable for wheelchair users and should take approximately 30-40 minutes.

Parks and Gardens (Lido)

  • 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 some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The walk from the lido car park to the beach, cafe, toilets, etc is approximately 350-400 metres with one steep slope to navigate.
    • Alternatively it is advisable to park in Willow Lawn Station Car Park and ride on the narrow guage railway around the lake to the Lido.
    • Also the pathway around the lake from Willow Lawn car park is much more suitable for wheelchair users.

Activities

  • Activities within the lido include an artificial beach, children's play area, watersplash area, outdoor gym and fishing platforms.

Outside Access (Toilet Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the toilet block.
  • There is not 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 heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Toilet Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the toilet block.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the toilet block.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not 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).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 370m (404yd 1ft) from the Reservoir Road entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet block.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 197cm x 221cm (6ft 6in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are no members of staff around to obtain a radar key for access.
    • There is also an accessible toilet located in the Willow Lawn Station car park, but this was out of service at time of survey (July 2016).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 371m (405yd 2ft) from the Reservoir Road entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 378m (413yd 1ft) from the Reservoir Road entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Standard toilets are also located in the Willow Lawn Station car park.