To the south of Nottingham City, the Meadows area can be found between the trainline and the River Trent. At first sight, it may not immediately look very ‘green’, but two very well used green spaces, and lots of community projects provide plenty of opportunities to get out there!
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Queen’s Walk Recreation Ground is a focal point as you enter the Meadows from the Nottingham train station end. This green space is an incredible communuity resource, with a fascinating history including being used by sports teams through the centurys. The recreation ground now houses a play area, sensory garden, wildflower meadow and bowls pitch, as well as space for picnics and relaxing, walking and playing. There's an interesting mix of feature trees planted from all over the world, as well as lovely examples of native trees. Queen’s Walk Recreation Ground has been awarded the Green Flag Award 2011/2012.
Queen’s Walk Recreation Ground is managed by Nottingham City Council.
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Victoria Embankment has to be one of Nottingham's most famous green spaces - running alongside the River Trent, it makes for beautiful views, as well as hosting many events though the year. This site has play areas, a bandstand, formal gardens, and sports pitches - a great place to get active!
Victoria Embankment is managed by Nottingham City Council.
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Wildlife in the City volunteers enjoyed a novel session in the snow, with willow experts Wildworks helping us create a magnificent living willow tunnel at Queen’s Walk Recreation Ground in the Meadows.
Wildlife in the City have installed a tiny camera at Queen’s Walk Recreation Ground in The Meadows - linked to a TV in the nearby pavillion for LIVE action!