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Tower Park Leisure Complex

Ling Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4NY

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Introduction

  • There are a number of venues available throughout the leisure complex.
  • For more information please refer to the Tower Park Leisure Complex website.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Saturday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Sunday 06:00 - 00:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Poole.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Parkstone.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located throughout the leisure complex.
    • 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+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 378cm x 437cm (12ft 5in x 14ft 4in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 52m (56yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 89m (97yd 12in) from the main 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 road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • 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
    • There is a parking area for taxis and coaches only. This is located at the front of the leisure complex outside Pure Gym.
    • There are a number of Blue Badge bays located in various places throughout the car park. Some of the Blue Badge bays may differ in size.
    • There are pedestrian footpaths located around the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments
    • This is an open air entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • The ramp/slope and steps will lead you onto a footpath that is linked to the whole leisure complex.
    • There is a ramp/slope located to the left when facing the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is moderate.
    • There are handrails located on the left going up.
    • There are steps located straight ahead as you face the entrance.
    • The steps are a medium height.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There are handrails on both sides.
    • The ramp/slope overcomes the steps.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the leisure park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments
    • This is an open air entrance located at the rear of the venue.
    • A visitor would be required to cross a quiet road within the car park immediately after entering. This will then lead to a footpath linked to the whole leisure complex.
    • There is a ramp/slope located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is steep.

Leisure Complex Information

  • There are street lamps throughout the leisure complex.
  • The floor surface within the leisure complex ranges from tarmac, block paving and concrete.
  • There are zebra crossings located throughout the leisure complex. The majority of the crossings have tactile paving.
  • The car park roads are generally quiet.
  • Bike racks are available.
  • There is no bench seating available.
  • There is not level access throughout the complex.

Level Changes

  • There are a number of ramps / slopes and steps throughout the complex.
  • The ramp / slopes vary from very easy to moderate.
  • The ramps / slopes bypass all steps.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilets are available within various venues around the leisure complex.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilets are available within various venues around the leisure complex.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.