The Friends of Sandall Park take disability and the provision of facilities seriously. We have installed paths down to the lake from the main car park and provided fishing pegs for less able. We consider the less able in all that we do. Even the fitness equipment has been ‘road tested’ by wheelchair users!
To view and independent report on accessibility in Sandall park CLICK HERE.
There are three marked disabled parking bays in the main car park – one next to the toilets and two next to the picnic area. The picnic area has tarmac paths that lead to picnic benches that have extended ends to assist wheelchair users.
The Sensory Trail has been created to provide an inclusive and sustainable outdoor experience for children and families and has been designed to enable the less able and disabled to participate. Click here for more details of the sensory trail including a map of the route.
If you use the disabled toilet facilities with a RADAR key can you please ensure that the door is locked with the key afterwards. If the door is left unlocked it encourages vandals to cause damage and these toilets are a facility we (and I’m sure you) would not like to lose. The disabled toilet will be locked when the main toilets are locked due to misuse. There will be no access during the evening and night. The toilets are open on the 1st April until 2nd Novemberr . The Friends of Sandall Park have created a baby change facility and it is open when the toilets are open – early morning to late afternoon. They will be closed over the winter. Unfortunately there is no hot water. Please take your litter away with you as the volunteers do not have a disposal facility.
Since the Friends of Sandall Park have introduced new projects to the park and in particular new picnic areas and benches the issue of disability has been taken into account. All picnic benches since 2007 have been designed for wheelchair access and easy access for the less able. Extra footpaths have been installed to allow easy access for wheelchairs to the picnic area on the old golf course.
Before installation, advice was taken from a consultant regarding the fitness equipment on the old golf course. The equipment targeted the elderly but all the equipment is suitable for the less able in some form.
Inclusive Play Equipment
We now have an inclusive nest swing, courtesy of Tesco Bags of Help and Hallam FM Cash for Kids funding, and a wheelchair roundabout purchased by the community and local businesses through the Spacehive Crowdfunding Platform.