Valley Road Park
Valley Road Park is a long, narrow green space that runs alongside the north of the Ring Road in the Sherwood Ward. The park runs from Hucknall Road at the West to Mansfield Road in the East.
Day Brook River Restoration 2019 to 2020
- Enhanced environment for wildlife and communities
- Habitat creation
- Improved public access to open spaces
Jason Spencer Sports Ground
The Westerly section of the park is known as the Jason Spencer Sports Ground and includes:
- A children’s play area
- Multi-use games area (ball court)
- Outdoor gym
- Petanque terrains (French boules)*
- Tennis courts
*Nottingham City Petanque Club welcomes visitors and those keen to learn - just turn up on Tuesday evenings, 7.00 to 10.00 pm or on Sunday afternoons 2.00pm - 5.00pm (1.00 -4.00 pm during winter) for a free session.
No equipment needed. All ages and abilities welcome! More information is available at nottinghampetanque.com on Facebook or leave a message on 07972 424052.
Valley Road Park
The green spaces East of Edwards Lane includes grassed areas, bowls greens and the Valley Road water meadow.
The bowls greens are home to Sherwood Bowls club and Notts Constabulary bowls club.
The water meadow was once an area of mown grassland with the Day Brook flowing in a straight line from Mansfield Road through the other area of the park. This grassland used to flood when the water level was high and was often very damp. In 2006 the Environment Agency and Nottingham City Council worked together to improve the conservation value of this grassland. Works included changing the course of the Day Brook so it meandered
through the grassland and digging out some ponds. This meant that different habitats were created that would attract different wildlife. Today you can see many different birds, butterflies and dragonflies as well as lots of different plants that grow on wetlands. The mosaic of the pond, wet grassland, river and reedbeds provides lots of different habitats, so why not try to spot some of the many birds, insects and plants on-site?