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

Unfortunately due to severe weather conditions at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, and subsequently the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis work has been considerably delayed. We are now back on-site, and we are confident that the work will be complete by the end of 2020.

The Day Brook runs along the northern edge of Valley Road Park for its entire length.
Work starts on October 2019 on improvements to Valley Road Park. This will create new wildlife habitats and better protect residents from flood risk. This work will be funded by a grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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The Blue Green Infrastructure project is a £3m scheme to lower flood risk for around 160 properties near the Day Brook. It will also mean:
  • Enhanced environment for wildlife and communities
  • Habitat creation
  • Improved public access to open spaces
The project will work by re-naturalising the watercourse, moving it back into a more natural channel. Then reconnecting flood plains and providing floodwater storage.
Please see the PDF download for an image of how the park will look afterwards. The areas affected are the section to the West of the play area and the area West of the bowls greens.

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 swing
  • Skatepark
  • 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 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?