Bramcote Parks and Open Spaces

Bramcote Parks and Open Spaces

List of Parks, Recreation Grounds, Open Spaces, and Play Areas in Bramcote managed by Broxtowe Borough Council.

The facilities are checked and inspected regularly and maintained to a high standard.  Should you however find any problems could you please report them to the Council to enable us to take corrective action and maintain the quality standards.

If you'd like to hire one of the parks and recreation grounds please complete one of the forms:

Broxtowe children are set to reap the rewards of Broxtowe Borough Council’s new Play Strategy with new funding being allocated to improve local play facilities. Find out more in the Broxtowe Borough Council Play Strategy 2017 - 2025. (.pdf) (2.22MB) (Opens in a New Window)


Alexandrina Plantation

Pathway through Alexandrina Plantation

Information regarding Alexandrina Plantation
Key Information
Park

Alexandrina Plantation 

Address

Alexandrina Plantation, Thoresby Rd, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3GU

Facilities
  • Local Nature Reserve

Description

This local nature reserve has a circular path leading to a view point.  It holds a Community Green Flag Award and is managed in partnership with the Local Friends Group.


Bramcote Hills Park

Bramcote Hills Park Woodland

Information regarding Bramcote Hills Park
Key Information
Park

Bramcote Hills Park

Address

Bramcote Hills Park, Ilkeston Road, Bramcote, NG9 3JT

Facilities
  • Cricket Square

  • Play Area

  • Trim Trail

  • Woodland

  • Walled Garden

  • Holocaust Memorial

  • Ice House

  • Interactive Maze

  • Local Nature Reserve

Description

The largest park in the Borough. It has been awarded a Green Flag for the last 12 years. The park hosts a large number of events throughout the year including the annual Hemlock Happening, fun fairs, arts and sports events. 

The park can be broken down into a series of areas:

Open Park Land

This is an area comprising over 250 mature trees, many of which are significant because of their age and size.  The parkland includes a children's play area, trim trail, cycle route, tree trail and car park.

Play Facilities

One of the most popular attractions at the park is the children's play area, which caters for a wide range of age groups.

Children's needs and expectations are also well served by the woodland (an informal play area in itself), the sundial maze within the Walled Garden and the large expanse of open grassland for unrestricted imaginative play.

Walled Garden

This is the most recent development on the park and includes:

  • Interactive Sundial maze for families and children.  

  • Ice-House, this has been restored to reveal its unique qualities.  An interpretation board at the entrance explains how such structures were used for food storage.

  • Footings of Dairy Cottage/Gardener's Cottage.  These were original park buildings that eventually fell into a state of disrepair.  The retained footings and interpretation boards explain their heritage.

Holocaust Memorial Garden

Created in late 2000, the garden was officially opened on 27 January 2001.  It contains a striking statue created by Naomi Blake, herself a survivor of the holocaust.  It is complimented by a series of information panels and a backdrop of plants that were chosen to provide colour and form at the time of the annual reflection ceremony.  A memorial service is held in the garden every year in late January.

Woodland

An area which is mainly broad-leaved woodland. The land rises steeply up from the parkland offering panoramic views of the adjacent countryside.

The woodland has its own management plan prepared in conjunction with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

Bramcote Hills House

The House was built in 1805 and was set in a position to take advantage of the natural terrain with views out to the surrounding countryside.  It was demolished in the 1960's.  Part of the building's footprint has been restored.

View the Bramcote Hills Park Informational Leaflet (.pdf) (4.15MB) (Opens in a New Window)


Getting Active

A 'Getting Active' Leaflet has been produced by Greenwood Community Forest in partnership with Broxtowe Borough Council detailing the many outdoor opportunities on offer at the Park.  The leaflet includes walking routes around the park, longer walking routes that start in the park, the park's Trim Trail, the official cycle route through the park and the orienteering course in the park.

The Erewash Valley Trail runs through the park. This is part of the circular walking and cycling route which takes in over 30 miles of waterway and countryside on the Nottinghamshire.

Download the Getting Active leaflet. (.pdf) (992KB) (Opens in a New Window)


View the Bramcote Park Woodland Management Plan (.pdf) (2.94MB) (Opens in a New Window)

View the 2018 - 2023 Management Plan (.pdf) (14.6MB) (Opens in a New Window)


Eastcote Avenue Open Space

Eastcote Avenue Park and Play Area

Information regarding Eastcote Avenue Open Space
Key Information
Park

Eastcote Avenue Open Space

Address

Eastcote Ave, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3FB

Facilities
  • Play Area

Description

A small area of local open space in the heart of Bramcote Moor Estate. It contains a play area and areas of grass for informal play.


King George's Park

View in King George's Park

Information regarding King George's Park
Key Information
Park

King George's Park

Address

King George's Park, Town Street, Bramcote, NG9 3HA

Facilities
  • 2 Hard Tennis Courts

  • Play Area

  • Local Nature Reserve

Description

This park offers great views across Bramcote and Stapleford.  It is on a steep sloped site with a network of surfaced paths. It provides links to the adjacent countryside. The 2 tennis courts are free for public use. This park is a Local Nature Reserve.


Sandy Lane Nature Reserve

Play Area in Sandy Lane Nature Reserve

Information regarding Sandy Lane Nature Reserve
Key Information
Park

Sandy Lane Nature Reserve

Address

Sandy Lane Nature Reserve, District, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3LH

Facilities
  • Play Area

  • Local Nature Reserve

  • Junior Football Pitch

Description

The site is adjacent to Alexandrina Plantation and is also a Local Nature Reserve managed in partnership with the local Friends Group.  It has a play area, informal junior football pitch and surfaced footpaths which provide access to the adjacent houses.


Contact
Parks and Environment
tel: 0115 917 7777