A new accessibility guide to Brockwell Park will be launched at the virtual Lambeth Country Show this weekend.
Friends of Brockwell Park (FOBP) has added an accessibility section to its website with a detailed map which will also be available free in print from Brockwell Hall and other local outlets.
The Friends’ website accessibility guide also has detailed guidance on how the park can be more accessible for all – whether you are disabled, have reduced mobility, care for an adult or child with a special educational need or disability (SEND), or just want to get out to improve your physical health and wellbeing.
The map include information about travel to the park, toilets, food and drink, benches, “touchpoints” (sensory experiences) and two suggested strolls in level areas.
The accessibility page represents two years’ work by a team led by Lucia Daniels and Laura Morland, and an investment of £2,000 by the Friends.
Peter Bradley, chair of Friends of Brockwell Park, said: “The Friends hope this website and leaflet will quickly achieve its aim, to increase access to Brockwell Park for more people. Thanks to all who helped bring it about.”
The initiative has been supported by the Lambeth council parks department and by Brockwell Park Community Partners.
The Friends will post the free leaflet if people send a stamped, addressed envelope (no stamp, no leaflet) to: FOBP Access Leaflet, PO Box 27810, London SE24 9WN.
The map was designed by Karen Billinghurst
FOBP webmaster: Gal Sapir (firstname.lastname@example.org)