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Nottingham Arboretum
Chinese Bell Tower

Designed in 1857 and built in 1862, the Chinese bell tower has two cannon guns taken from Sebastopol, after victory of the Crimean War in 1856. Designed by Marriott Ogle Tarbotton in 1857.
The Chinese bell tower was built as a war memorial.  The pagoda originally contained a bell which was taken from a temple at the east gate of the city of Canton (Guangzhou) in 1857. This bell was moved to the Regimental Museum in Preston in 1956.
The bell tower was also installed to commemorate the public service of Richard Birkin as the Lord Mayor of Nottingham.


Children’s Play areas

Nottingham has over 800 hectares of ‘parks and gardens’ ranging from largeformal down to small open spaces and amenity areas.
The city has 130 unsupervised play areas, containing a variety of facilitiesincluding traditional playground equipment, ball courts, skate parks and BMX tracks.


Martins Pond Local
Nature Reserve

Martin's Pond is designated as a Local Nature Reserve believed to be the first site designated as such in Nottinghamshire over 40 years ago. Nestled in amongst houses and allotments in Wollaton, Martin's Pond really is a hidden gem.


Who are we?

Meet the Nottingham FPA team

Nottingham City Council has been awarded funding through the Future Parks Accelerator Fund (FPA).
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Volunteering in your local park or open space is great way to help improve your local community, gain new skills, meet new people, get some fresh air and improve your health and wellbeing.

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We want to ensure that we have an in-depth understanding of what our residents want and need from their parks and open spaces now and in the future. Therefore we want to receive feedback from everyone, whether you use parks or not.
Please help by taking part in our 5 minute survey by clicking the button below. We would love to hear what you think.

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What do we do?

Making Nottingham’s Parks and Open Spaces for the future.

With increasing pressures of budgets and difficult decisions being made we now have to think of new ways in which we will fund and manage our parks and open spaces for the future.

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