A large neighbourhood park that has seen considerable investment in recent years including a new pavilion with a community room, a high quality football pitch, floodlit tennis courts, public toilets, increased on site parking and new Children's Play Area as part of the Play Pathfinder scheme.
Vernon Park in Basford is a picturesque neighbourhood park which has recently undergone a £1 million refurbishment.
A large neighbourhood park that has seen considerable investment in recent years including a new pavilion with a community room, a high quality football pitch, floodlit tennis courts, public toilets, increased on site parking and new Children's Play Area as part of the Play Pathfinder scheme. The pond area backs on Basford Library and is very popular with anglers, walkers and wildlife watchers. Recently the pond has had considerable investment with new fishing platforms, boardwalk, platform for teaching angling, and works to reinforce the banks. There are more proposals planned for the pond which include; additional planting, water feature and interpretation.
- Controlled dogs welcome
- Public Transport nearby
- Bikes Welcome
- Disability Access
- Pavilion (with community room available for hire)
- Gym and Fitness Trail
- Wildlife Areas
- On-site Parking
The majority of the site maintenance is carried out by the Horticultural Service and Park Ranger team.
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Vernon Park has a Friends Group, who are keen to assist in making improvements to the park. If you are interested in joining the Friends Group please contact the Parks and Open Spaces Team on 0115 9152733.
A new angling club is being set up for the site. If you are interested in learning more, being involved please call the Parks and Open Spaces Team on 0115 9152733
On The Ball Coaching is excited to be working with the Parks to grow tennis. We aim to deliver an affordable park tennis programme at Vernon Park and Valley Road. If you would like to get involved or have any questions please e-mail: email@example.com.
"On The Ball Coaching are a great team of energetic tennis coaches. Their lessons are good fun and well planned. As a team they are striving to improve and their hard work and enthusiasm rubs off on all their players." Audrey Macmillan, Mother of Three Children & Tennis Club Committee Member.
Green Flag Award
Vernon Park has been awarded it's first Green Flag Award this year (2012/2013). Click here for more information on the Green Flag Award.
Small scale family events are organised by the Park Rangers. It is hoped that the Friends Group will also assist in hosting events on Vernon Park.
With the expansion of the Ranger Service in 2009 and the new education pack, there will be increased opportunities for local schools to undertake educational activities on site. For more information please see the Park Rangers web page.
Vernon Park has a number of entrances. One of the main pedestrian entrances is on Vernon Road, next to Basford Library. The vehicle entrance is on Vernon Avenue, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0AP.
<em>100% of people are either satisfied or very satisfied with Vernon Park - Green and Open Spaces Public Perception Report March 2011.</em>