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Fort Royal Park

Fort Royal Hill, Worcester, WR5 2DJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a park with 2 children's play areas.
  • Comments View
    • Fort Royal Park is located south-east of Worcester within the Cathedral Ward of Worcester, with the main entrance being on Wylds Lane.
    • Fort Royal Park is of critical historical significance to the city, as the site of the 1651 Battle of Worcester, the final battle of the English Civil War. It was also visited by the second and third Presidents of the United States of America, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who were keen to see the site they regarded as the place where democracy was effectively born.

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 Worcester Shrub Hill.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Commandery Road car park.
    • The car park is located in Commandery Road.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in Wyld's Lane.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The standard parking in Wyld's Lane is not marked into individual bays (shown in photograph 3).
    • The standard parking is 225cm wide.
    • There is room for approximately 12 vehicles.
    • Additional unmarked standard parking is available in the roads surrounding the park (shown in photograph 4).

Outside Access (Royal Albert Close Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Royal Albert Close.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 114cm.
    • When the groundskeeper is working in the park one of the bollards may be removed.

Outside Access (Fort Royal Hill Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Fort Royal Hill.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is a gate at this entrance.
    • The gate opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The clear width of the gate opening is 114cm.

Level Change (Fort Royal Hill 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 steep.

Outside Access (London Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on London Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (London Road Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located beyond the access point.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.
  • Comments View
    • The bottom step is not clearly marked.
    • All other steps are clearly marked.

Outside Access (Wyld's Lane Stepped Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Wyld's Lane.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is a staggered barrier at this access point to prevent cyclists from riding through.
    • The width of the first opening is 93cm.
    • The width of the second opening is 110cm.
    • The width of the third opening is 89cm.

Level Change (Wyld's Lane Stepped Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of and immediately beyond the access point.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are 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 the left going up.

Outside Access (Wyld's Lane / Hamilton Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Wyld's Lane, opposite Hamilton Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are gates at this entrance.
    • The gates open away from you (push).
    • The gates are double.
    • The gates are permanently held open.
    • The width of the opening at the gates is 248cm.

Level Change (Wyld's Lane / Hamilton Road Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • 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, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are information points throughout the park.
    • The height of the information points varies between 106cm and 141cm.
    • There is a memorial commemorating the Battle of Worcester near the Royal Albert Close entrance.
    • There is level access to the memorial from the Royal Albert Close.
    • There is a tarmac area in front of the memorial which is suitable for wheelchair users.
    • Some areas of the park can be accessed by steps or slopes.
    • The steps vary in number and are of medium height.
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Children's Play Area

  • The children's play area is located between the Fort Royal Hill entrance and the Wyld's Lane / Hamilton Road entrance.
  • There is a variety of play equipment throughout the area.
  • There is level access to some of the play equipment.
  • Some of the play equipment is accessed by slopes which vary from an easy to steep gradient.
  • The play equipment is on a grass and dirt surface.
  • There are log seats surrounding some of the play equipment.

Picnic Area

  • There is a picnic area between the 2 entrances on Wyld's Lane.
  • There are 3 picnic tables with attached bench seats.
  • 1 of the picnic tables has a space for a wheelchair user.
  • The height of the picnic tables are 77cm.
  • There are 3 low picnic tables for children with attached bench seats.
  • The height of the low picnic tables are 44cm.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)