Latest Parks News

Nottingham City Council's Parks and Open Spaces have a rolling plan of new developments and improvements across the city.

Green’s Mill Park

Final costs are being put forward for a scheme of works funded by WREN to improve the park inform of Green’s Mill.  This will include improvements to the grassed areas, replacing shrub beds, modifications to the car park, some improvements to the play area and improved signage and interpretation on the site.  We are working closely with the WND friends group and Green’s Mill itself and aim to have the works carried out by summer 2017.   

Kirkstead Street Park

Works are soon to start on the latest outdoor gym to come to the City, with Kirkstead Street Park being the location.  This park, close to Hyson Green ASDA, is being funded by local Ward Councillors and will hopefully form the first phase of improvement works to the park.  It is expected that the outdoor gym, some additional tree planting and painting of external fencing will be complete by the end of March 2017 ready for Easter.

Gawthorne Street Improvements

Parks and Open Spaces, working with Nottingham City Homes, Neighbourhood development and local Ward Councillor are looking to finalise improvements to Gawthorne Street Park.  This will include the creation of an outdoor gym, improving the play area for toddlers, putting in additional seating and planting fruit trees.  These works will take place over the next few months and should be ready for the summer holidays.

Victoria Park - The new play area is now open!

Radford Recreation Ground  - New Play Area!

The wildflower beds have also been re-seeded and should be in full bloom later in the summer. Other improvements that have taken place recently include the painting of the entrances off Ilkeston Road, surfacing works at the main Ilkeston Road entrance and new signage at all entrances.

Lenton Abbey Park Improvements

Over £27,000 of funding has been secured from WREN to make a number of improvements to Lenton Abbey Park following consultation with the local community. The improvements include redeveloping the old bowling green area into a more useable space, provision of car parking spaces for park users, installation of five aside football goals and table tennis tables, installation of play equipment for young children and fitness equipment, planting of wildflowers and fruit trees, installation of a picnic bench and interpretation. The works will be completed by summer 2016.

Sutton Passeys Play Area

Local councillors have allocated £16,000 towards the redevelopment of the play area on Sutton Passeys Crescent and the Parks Service has also received £50,000 funding from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd) towards this project. Works are now complete  and the playground and gym equipment is open!

Peggy's Park

The £75,000 makeover of the existing playground at Peggy’s Park, was funded with £50,000 secured from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental) and £25,000 from Nottingham City Homes and is now complete.

A further £10,000 has been secured to create an outdoor gym area for the site, following on from requests from local residents, this again is being funded by Nottingham City homes. Works will take place in summer 2016.

Trickets Yard Playground

The £70,000 improvement scheme to create a new play area along with improved seating and other works to the site was opened in April 2016.

Greens Mill Park Makeover

Green’s Mill Park, next to Green’s Windmill, in Sneinton is looking to secure external funding to help improve the park and play area for local residents and visitors, the Council and local residents are keen to see the site improved to a suitable standard so that we can apply for the Green Flag Award. 

To help with the funding bid please give us your views on the proposed works we are looking to carry out.

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Tasks days will be on the 3rd Saturday and last Thursday of every month, from 10am - 12noon. For further information please contact the Parks and Open Spaces service on 0115 915 2733


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Parks and Open Spaces Woodthorpe Grange Woodthorpe Drive Nottingham NG5 4HA parksandopenspaces@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Tel: 0115 915 2733

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