When you’re living in a city, it’s essential to spend time outside with nature, and not just in the built-up shopping area or waiting for public transport.

To help you find the perfect park for you, here are the best parks in Nottingham no matter whereabouts you are.

The Arboretum


The arboretum is Nottingham’s oldest public park, just on the edge of the city centre. The park has over 800 trees and is filled with beautiful flowers and maintained parkland. It’s also a quick walk from NTU’s city campus, so it is a great spot for students to study outside and meet friends in the warmer months.

Forest Recreation Ground


The forest ground is a great spot in Nottingham and is the location of many great events, like the annual Goose Fair. The ground also has football pitches, a community garden, and its dog friendly. The ground also has a pavilion with a café, toilets, and a function room.

Wollaton Hall and Deer Park


Wollaton Hall is surrounded by 500 acres of land, which is roamed by over 200 deer and other wild animals. The hall was built in 1588 and is absolutely stunning, and you can explore the grounds by walking on one of the many trails. It’s only a short distance from the city centre and is also a regular location of many events, including sports events and festivals.

Woodthorpe Grange Park


This park is also on the edge of the city centre, and it has a variety of facilities there, including sports pitches and a tropical house which holds a variety of plants and trees. The park also has a café and toilets, as well as formal gardens.

Melbourne Park


This large park is in Aspley, just outside the city centre. The park has a variety of trees around the edge of the park, a playing area, as well as a number of football pitches for Sunday league matches.

The Meadows Recreation Ground


This recreation ground is along the Victoria embankment and near the river Trent and is also the site for the Riverside Festival. The ground has sports pitches, a play area, and a pavillion.