Sports Pitches, Activities and Community Room Hire

If you're looking to exercise, you can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor sports facilities available at parks and open spaces across the city.

Grass Football

(Seasonally September to May)

  • Bulwell Hall Park, Squires Avenue, Bulwell NG6 9UP 
  • Clifton Playing Fields, Farnborough Road, Clifton NG11 8JU 
  • Melbourne Park, Melbourne Road, Aspley NG8 5HL
  • Southglade Park, Southglade Road, Bestwood, NG5 5GU 
  • Vernon Park, Vernon Road, Basford NG6 0AP 
  • Victoria Embankment, Embankment Road NG2 2JY
  • Woodthorpe Grange Park, Woodthorpe Drive NG5 4HA

Multi Activity Pitches

  • Forest Recreation Ground (Astro-Turf)
  • Forest Recreation Ground 3G pitch - to book contact Nottingham Forest Community Trust - Tel: 0115 962 2113 Email:thefsz@nottinghamforest.co.uk
  • Southglade Park 3G pitch Tennis - to book please call 0115 876 1600
  • Strelley Recreation Ground, Edge Way, NG8 6NA

Indoor ‘Barn’ - Football & Cricket Nets

  • Clifton Playing Fields, Farnborough Road, Clifton NG11 8JU


(Seasonally April to September)

  • Clifton Playing Fields, Farnborough Road, Clifton NG11 8JU

Other sites are available for use by clubs via seasonal agreements. 


(Seasonally April to September)

  • Clifton Playing Fields, Farnborough Road, Clifton NG11 8JU
  • Vernon Park, Vernon Road, Basford NG6 0AP
  • Valley Road Park, Valley Road, Sherwood
  • Lenton Abbey Park, Derby Road / Woodside Road, NG9 2SD
  • Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground, Hucknall Road, NG6 9LQ

To use a tennis court at Vernon Park and Valley Road, please pre-book first at https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/TennisinNottingham

 A £30 per household per year charge applies which will then allow 24/7 access to the courts via the online booking system.

You can also use the booking system at  https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/TennisinNottingham to see what coaching sessions are taking place on the courts.


  • Clifton Playing Fields, Farnborough Road, Clifton NG11 8JU
  • Forest Recreation Ground, Gregory Boulevard, NG1 6HH
  • Victoria Embankment, Embankment Road, NG2 2JY


  • Trout Season - March to October
  • Coarse Season - June to March
  • Colwick Country Park, Mile End Road, Colwick NG4 2DT


Highfields Park, University Boulevard, Lenton NG7 2QH

(Seasonally April to September)

  • Saturday 1st April – Monday 17th April 2017
  • Saturday 29th April – Saturday 2nd September 2017

Pitch and Putt

Woodthorpe Grange Park, Woodthorpe Drive NG5 4HA

  • March to October - Open 7 days a week from 10am until dusk
  • November to February - Open weekends and bank holidays only from 10am until dusk
  • Closed Christmas Day 

Pavilion / Community Room Hire

Community rooms are available to hire within the pavilions at:

  • Forest Recreation Ground, Gregory Boulevard, NG1 6HH 
  • Queen's Walk Recreation Ground, Queen's Walk, Meadows, NG2 2DF
  • Vernon Park, Vernon Avenue, Basford, NG6 0AP
  • Clifton Playing Fields, Farnborough Road, Clifton, NG11 8JU
  • Victoria Embankment cricket pavilion, Victoria Embankment, Nottingham, NG2 2GJ

The rooms are all light, spacious and functional with tables and chairs, and come with the use of kitchen facilities (Queen's Walk and Vernon Park only) or nearby café (Forest Recreation Ground only). The rooms are ideal for children's parties, meetings, workshops, exhibitions etc. and are available at competitive hourly rates. For more information please contact the Parks and Open Spaces team on 0115 915 2733 or email parksandopenspaces@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 


Contact Us

Tel: 0115 915 2764

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