Tilgate Park

Titmus Drive, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 5PQ

01293 521 168

tilgate@crawley.gov.uk

www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/Leisure_and_Culture/Tilgate_Park/index.htm

Guide Last Updated: 31/05/2021

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Access Guide

  • The park is open 24 hours a day, however the Nature Centre and Walled Garden are open from 10.00 to 18.00 in the summer (April-October) and 10.00 to 16.00 in the winter (November-March).

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Crawley.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located in the middle of the park.

  • 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 9 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 320cm x 480cm (10ft 6in x 15ft 9in).

  • 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.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The maximum height is 210cm (6ft 11in).

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Pease Pottage Hill.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • The width of the door opening is 750cm (24ft 7in).

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  • 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.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Titmus Drive.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • The width of the door opening is 600cm (19ft 8in).

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  • 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.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the walled garden, to the rear of the park.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • 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 heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

  • The second door leads out to the side patio of the cafe.

  • There is a slight slope just beyond the door.

  • The outside seating area is paved and uneven. Assistance maybe required.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • The cafe is located within the walled garden area.

  • 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.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the cafe entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are hand held 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.

  • Summer opening times:

  • 10:30 – 16:30 (Monday – Friday).

  • 10:30 – 17:00 (Weekends and Bank Holidays).

  • Winter opening hours:

  • 11:30 – 14:45 (Monday – Friday).

  • 10:00 – 15:30 (Weekends and Bank Holidays).

  • Please note - only assistance dogs are welcome within the Walled Garden.

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  • The park or garden does have footpaths.

  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, loose wood chippings, tarmac and muddy 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.

  • The steep slope leads to the walled gardens.

  • Blue Badge holders can park by the nature centre giving access to the walled gardens.

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  • The information point is located to the rear of the toilet block within the car park.

  • There is a map of the park with all the facilities marked on it.

  • There are directional sign posts located throughout the park and gardens.

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  • The children's play area is within a secured fenced area.

  • The light weight gate is 90cm wide and opens towards you.

  • The adventure play equipment is for children of all ages.

  • Tilgate Park Outdoor Gym is similar to a conventional indoor gym but the equipment has been specially designed for use outdoors. It is free to use, accessible in all weather conditions and suitable for varying fitness levels.

  • Lakes and fishing activities, including fishing and boating in Tilgate Park, are managed by Dynamic Adventures.

  • To contact them please telephone: 01293 552 222.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the nearest Blue Badge bay.

  • This accessible toilet is located within the main car park.

  • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.

  • 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 the park office.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 158cm x 267cm (5ft 2in x 8ft 9in).

  • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 and clinical waste disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • 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 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 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 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).

  • 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.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 86cm (2ft 10in).

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the walled garden entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the walled garden cafe.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 190cm (8ft 2in x 6ft 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 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • 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, non-infectious waste and clinical waste disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 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).

  • 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 fair.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of the walled garden cafe.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the walled garden entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.

  • There is/are 4 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

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  • 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 within the woods by the lake.