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Central Park

Liscard Road, Wallasey, Wirral, CH44 0BS

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a walled garden with café, children's play area, public toilets, a picnic area, fishing on the lake (a permit is required), football and cricket pitches with pavilions, bowls, basketball courts, a multi-use games area, woodland walks, fitness and running trails, a performance area and the Boer War Memorial.
  • Comments View
    • The park is open 24 hours a day.
    • Everyone's Café opening hours are;.
    • Easter to September, Monday to Sunday, 10.00 to 17.00.
    • October to Easter, Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 15.00, Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 to 16.00.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Liscard 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 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 450cm (11ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Liscard Road entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 80m (87yd 1ft) from the Liscard Road entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Liscard Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Liscard Road.
  • 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 permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Liscard Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Outside Access (Greenhayes Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Greenhayes Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance has a bollard in the middle with a space of 200cm either side of it.

Level Change (Greenhayes Road 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.

Outside Access (Parkside Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Parkside.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 240cm (7ft 10in).

Level Change (Parkside 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.

Outside Access (Walled Garden Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Walled Garden 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 ramp does have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Walled Garden

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

Outside Access (Everyone's Cafe Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the cafe, within the walled garden.
  • There is 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 light.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located within the walled garden.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Level Change (Toilet Block)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the toilet block.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the pathway leading to the toilet block.
  • There is/are 3 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy slope in front of the entrance to the accessible toilet.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 44m (48yd 4in) from the walled garden entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the walled garden.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the cafe.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 183cm x 180cm (6ft x 5ft 11in).
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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
    • The toilets were being refurbished at the time of survey (March 2018).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the walled garden entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the standard female and male toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Level Change (Standard Female Toilets)

  • 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 2 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Level Change (Standard Male Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on grassed areas.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.