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Highfields Park

3.4km
University Boulevard, Lenton, Nottingham. NG7 2QH • (0115) 915 5555
Highfields Park, Nottingham
Highfields Park, Nottingham

Next to the University of Nottingham campus, this 121 acre park is well endowed with magnificent trees, exotic plantings and water features. It also includes on site activities, boat hire (seasonal), bowling, croquet, putting, new children's play area and a variety of events at the Lakeside Arts Centre.

The core of the existing Highfields Park originates from the landscaping carried out by Joseph Lowe and his son Alfred in the late 18th and early 19th century. In 1920 the Highfields Estate was purchased by the founder of Boots and Co Ltd, Sir Jesse Boot, who conveyed the site for the foundation of the East Midlands University, now known as the University of Nottingham. The comprehensive plan, largely funded by Sir Jesse Boot, for the University Campus included a new road system and parkland setting to the south adding to the landscaping already created by Joseph and Alfred Lowe.

Since 1921 Highfields Park has remained the home of The University of Nottingham with the original Highfields House being absorbed into the campus as a staff annexe. The new park was designed by the architect Percy Richard Morley Horder to form a setting for the Trent Building which he designed and built between 1922 to 1928. As a result, Highfields Park has a strong architectural emphasis in both its structural layout and the quality of the buildings.

A £4.64m project aims to fully restore the Park, build upon its heritage and create a community facility for the 21st century and has been awarded a grant of £3.2m from the Lottery. The restoration project will involve the refurbishment and repair of historic buildings on the site including the pavilions and ticket office, de-silting the lake, creating a new adventure golf, planting and tree work, and improvements to footpaths and entrances. A Park Ranger for the site is already in post and will lead on the five year plan of activities to take place on site.

Features:

Free Entry, Café Serving Meals, Picnic Area, Public Toilets.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Open daily from dawn to dusk. Free admission.

Booking:

Advance booking is not required.

Location:

Located to the west of Nottingham next to the University of Nottingham campus. The lake forms the centrepiece of the park.

Getting There:

NET University of Nottingham NET tram stop: Five minutes walk.

Parking:

Limited onsite parking available - payment required.

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Highfields Park, University Boulevard, Lenton, Nottingham. NG7 2QH • (0115) 915 5555

Last Updated Tuesday 7 June 2022

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