Local pitches, activities and 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)

  • Birchover Park
  • Bulwell Hall Park
  • Clifton Playing Fields
  • Forest Recreation Ground
  • Southglade Park
  • Harvey Hadden
  • Vernon Park
  • Victoria Embankment
  • Woodthorpe Grange Park

For more information on grass football pitches, please contact the Sports Booking team on 0115 915 2764 or email sports.booking@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Multi Activity Pitches

  • Forest Recreation Ground 3G pitches. To book contact Nottingham Forest Sports Zone Tel: 0115 962 2113 Email:thefsz@nottinghamforest.co.uk
  • Southglade Park 3G pitches. To book call 0115 876 1600
  • Astro Kings, Harvey Hadden Sports Village. To book call 0115 888 0442

Indoor ‘Barn’ Football & Cricket Nets

  • Clifton Playing Fields

For more information on Clifton barn, please call the Clifton Office on 0115 921 3125


(Seasonally April to September)

  • Clifton Playing Fields
  • Valley Road Park
  • Vernon Park
  • Lenton Recreation Ground
  • Strelly Recreation Ground
  • Bulwell Forest Park

For more information on bowls, please contact the Parks and Open Spaces team on 0115 915 2733 or email parksandopenspaces@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


(Seasonally April to September)

  • Vernon Park
  • Valley Road Park

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.


  • Clifton Playing Fields
  • Victoria Embankment

For more information on cricket bookings, please contact the Sports Booking team on 0115 915 2764 or email sports.booking@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Coarse Season: June to March

  • Colwick Country Park


(Seasonally during Easter School Holidays, then May to October)

  • Highfields Park, to book contact Cloud9 on 0115 753 0199

Pitch and Putt

Woodthorpe Grange Park, Woodthorpe Drive NG5 4HA

  • March to October - Open 7 days a week from 10am 
  • November to February - Open weekends and bank holidays only from 10am
  • Closed Christmas Day 
  • Closing times vary in line with park closing times (around an hour before dusk), please call the Golf Hut direct on 07949 250985 or the main office on 0115 9152733.

Pavilion and Community Room Hire

Rooms are available to hire at the below sites:

  • Clifton Playing Fields
  • Forest Recreation Ground
  • Queen's Walk Recreation Ground
  • Vernon Park
  • Victoria Embankment

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 Event team on 0115 915 2733 or email parkevents@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 


Contact Us


Tel: 0115 915 2764

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