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Verulamium Park

St Michael's Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW

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About this venue

Verulamium Park is a wide open area for recreational purposes, which includes all that is left of a Roman settlement from which the park takes it's name. The park also has a long list of facilities including; Tennis courts, sand courts, football and cricket pitches, an athletics track and field facility, a golf course, children's play area, outdoor children's Splash Park, a large leisure facility called which contains a gym and indoor swimming pool, a café, a large lake fed by the River Ver, plenty of provision for picnics and family activities and what is thought to be the oldest and one of the most famous public houses in England called The Fighting Cocks.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • Verulamium Park is set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland close to the city centre and is a popular attraction throughout the year with wide range of facilities.
    • The park is named after the Roman City of Verulamium on which it stands. The City walls and outline of the London Gate can still be seen.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

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

Parking (Verulamium Museum)

  • 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 St Michael's Street.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 460cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the Verulamium Museum car park entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 39m (42yd 1ft) from the Verulamium Museum car park 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 slopes/ramps.
    • 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
    • Blue Badge holders can park for free for the first 3 hours.

Outside Access (Verulamium Museum Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Comments
    • The width of the entrance here is 90cm.

Level Change (Verulamium Museum Car Park 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 easy.

Parking (Westminster Lodge)

  • 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 Holywell Hill.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 480cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the Westminster Lodge car park entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 47m (51yd 1ft) from the Westminster Lodge car park 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 slopes/ramps.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Blue Badge holders can park for free for the first 3 hours.

Outside Access (Westminster Lodge Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments
    • The width of the entrance here is 100cm.

Level Change (Westminster Lodge Car Park 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 easy.

Outside Access (St Michael's Street Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in St Michael's Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Comments
    • The width of the entrance here is 150cm.

Level Change (St Michael's Street Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Outside Access (King Harry Lane Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in King Harry Lane.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Comments
    • The width of the entrance here is 140cm.
    • Unrestricted parking is available in the lay-by near this entrance, with a maximum stay of 4 hours.

Level Change (King Harry Lane Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Parks and Gardens

  • 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 easy and moderate slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Accessible Toilet (Running Track - Public Toilets)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • 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 140m (153yd 4in) from the Westminster Lodge car park entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located near the running track.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a park keeper.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 254cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 4in).
    • 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 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • 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.

Standard Toilet(s) (Running Track - Public Toilets)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located near the running track.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 143m (156yd 1ft) from the Westminster Lodge car park entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located near the running track.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 138m (150yd 2ft) from the Westminster Lodge car park entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Verulamium Lake - Female)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • 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 356m (389yd 12in) from the Westminster Lodge car park entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the south bank of Verulamium Lake.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a park keeper.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 220cm (4ft 7in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is not 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 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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 not an emergency alarm.
    • 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
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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
    • 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.

Accessible Toilet (Verulamium Lake - Male)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • 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 358m (391yd 1ft) from the Westminster Lodge car park entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the south bank of Verulamium Lake.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a park keeper.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 143cm x 224cm (4ft 8in x 7ft 4in).
    • There is not 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 63cm (2ft 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.
    • 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
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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
    • 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.

Level Change (Verulamium Lake Accessible Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrances to the female and male accessible toilets.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Standard Toilet(s) (Verulamium Lake - Public Toilets)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the south bank of Verulamium Lake.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 354m (387yd 5in) from the Westminster Lodge car park entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the south bank of Verulamium Lake.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 360m (393yd 2ft) from the Westminster Lodge car park entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Verulamium Museum Car Park - Public Toilets)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the Verulamium Park car park.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Verulamium Park car park entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the Verulamium Park car park.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 52m (56yd 2ft) from the Verulamium Park car park entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the female toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Level Change (Verulamium Museum Car Park - Public Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the female and male standard toilets.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).