Parks and Open Spaces
Welcome to the Parks and Open Spaces web pages. Nottingham City has a historic network of open and green spaces with over 20% of the City's total land area made up of accessible, open and green spaces.
If you are a regular visitor to many of our parks, open spaces and heritage sites, then Nottingham City Council would like to offer you their thanks by introducing The Nottingham Parks and Open Spaces Loyalty Card!
These spaces are designed for recreation and enjoyment as well as improving the quality and beauty of the local environment. The majority of these spaces are public parks, natural spaces, allotments, cemeteries and sports grounds. Nottingham City Council manages, cares for and develops these spaces and have achieved 15 Green Flag awards and 11 Community Green Flag awards for 2011/12, the highest number in the East Midlands.
- Parks and Gardens
- Natural Sites
- Bookable Outdoor Sports Facilities
- Amenity Green Spaces
- Civic Spaces
Nottingham City Council looks after 136 parks and gardens across the city which range from large tourist attractions such as the impressive Arboretum through to the smaller neighbourhood parks. Our aim is to offer a wide range of quality attractions that entice visitors to the City and that are accessible, attractive and useful to residents such as family groups, individuals, school groups, the voluntary sector and sporting organisations for informal recreation and community events. Click here to find out more about individual parks in Nottingham.
Nottingham boasts a number of natural sites such as Holme Pit SSSI offering opportunities to visitors from within the city and all across the county to experience and enjoy wildlife, nature conservation and biodiversity first hand. Click here for more information about Natural sites
Nottingham City Council provide a wide variety of outdoor sports facilities some that host national or major events through to local neighbourhood facilities. These include football, tennis, bowls, athletics, croquet and fishing. Our aim is to provide high quality sporting facilities with emphasis on providing a range of opportunities for able bodied and disabled adults, young people, and children. Click here to find out more about bookable outdoor sports facilities.
Allotments provide people with the opportunity to grow their own produce such as fruit, flowers, and vegetables and promote sustainability, health and social inclusion. It can provide an interesting hobby that can help to improve cardiovascular health and lower stress levels. Nottingham City Council currently manage 3300 allotment plots spread over 50 locations and boasts the largest and oldest site in Britain at the St Ann's Allotments.
Click here for more information about allotments in Nottingham, where you will find information about the following:
- Applying for an allotment including finding an allotment near you
- Starting an allotment plot
- Allotment news
- Associations site contact details
- Contact details
Nottingham City Council maintains a number of open spaces for burial and for the scattering of ashes. We place great emphasis on ensuring the site will offer opportunities for quiet contemplation. Click here for more detailed information about cemeteries and the crematourium.
Amenity Green Spaces refers to the supplementary open green spaces that enhance the appearance of the City, for example, verges, roundabouts and housing estate greens. These spaces provide opportunities for biodiversity through wildlife link sites as well as for informal activities such as jogging, dog walking and children's play close to home.
Civic Spaces are the formal areas of open space such as squares or promenades which create the setting for civic buildings such as town halls often used for open air markets, public art, demonstrations and civic events.
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