Welcome to Rise Park
On the Web
This site contains general information about Rise Park Estate and includes a Property Guide page to give some indication of advertised house prices and the Council Tax levels on the estate – perhaps of interest to anyone thinking of moving in!
The site contains several hundred photographs spread over more than 60 pages, many in the form of slide shows
Out and About
There are many pages of information about Parks and Open Spaces that are within easy reach of the estate by car or public transport.
Rise Park Estate, lies on the northern edge of the City of Nottingham, and is within a few minutes of very easy access to Junctions 26 and 27 of the M1 Motorway. It is in attractive surroundings, bounded on one side by the 450 acre Bestwood Country Park and on another by Bulwell Common and its golf course.
It is a relatively modern housing estate of approximately 1450 homes, completed during the1960's, comprised mainly of good quality three and four bed detached houses and bungalows, with a small number of low rise flats. There is a small shopping precinct on the estate and Tesco, Morrisons and Aldi have stores nearby.
The shopping areas of Bulwell, Hucknall and Arnold are all within easy reach - as are the modern Ken Martin and Southglade Leisure Centres.
For the purpose of Nottingham City Council elections Rise Park falls within Bulwell Forest Ward.
“Children Crossing” warning bollards at the School
This site is a purely personal project by one resident of the estate. All information is for general interest only, and no assurance is given regarding its accuracy. Nor is any responsibility accepted for any reliance placed on the contents of the site.
Select & Save car park
Parking time limits now strictly enforced as from July 2014. £100 penalty applies. (See shopping page for more)
All photos are copyright © Terry Brown, unless otherwise stated, and are not for use elsewhere unless by prior agreement, though I have no objection to downloading for personal & private use only
Scamp 1997 -2012 Passed away peacefully 25th Feb 2012. A two times winner of the local RSPCA 'Dog with the Waggiest Tail 'competition, Scamp was extremely sweet natured & friendly with people, children and other dogs. Many of the parks and spaces featured on this site would not have been visited without his company. A constant companion and most faithful friend who will be most sadly missed.
Donations and voluntary help welcome. See separate page for more information and link to their web site
Photos and slide shows under the Local Parks and Further Afield tabs include places such as
and many others.
If you have any suggestions or comments about this web site, please e - mail me via the 'Contact page. This will help in improving the Site - or correcting any errors or omissions.
New aerial photo’s added to Bygones / Pictures Past Page - July 2013. See the area as it was pre Rise Park / Top Valley.
Memories and recollections of residents and former residents - but more needed please. Click Bygones in navigation bar to visit.
Above - The shops precinct in October 2010, showing the new Knights Pharmacy and Spar store.
Autumn leaves provide colour to the park between the old Kwik Save building and the Day nursery. October 2010
For a much more comprehensive selection of photos of buildings, parks and places within the City its self why not visit the City of Nottingham web site?
Another personal project by a local resident.
Weather for the area
Click picture for a five day, or 24hour forecast for Rise Park
Save time by checking what's new and to see a full list of changes
Dog Lovers only below this point on the page
Taking your dog on holiday? Looking for a Dog Friendly place to eat? Or just staying local?
Here is a link to an excellent site that’s totally free to use and gives very good and detailed information for all areas. Print out a list before you leave and save time searching when you arrive. Why sit outside when you can patronise somewhere that provides a warm welcome for you and your pet?
Ollie - the new member of the family, joined us in March 2012.
Ollie is a Jack Russell / Staffie cross from RSPCA Rescue at Panton, near Wragby Lincs. Very friendly with everyone he meets but can be a bit “bossy” with some other dogs. Won 3rd place rosette for Most Radiant Rescue dog in local dog show - July 2014
Dog fouling is fortunately not a major problem on Rise Park and the roads and grass verges around the estate are generally clean and tidy, and free of dog mess. But we do have the usual tiny minority of Inconsiderate Dog Owners who create problems - mainly in a small number of places such as alleyways.
The City Council is aware of these areas and has a programme for regular cleaning. Any problems should be reported to them on 0115 9152 020.
Dates for the Diary:
14th Aug- Rise Park Action Group Meeting. 7.30 pm
Community Coffee Mornings - see Notices page for dates
Full details of all events are usually on the Notice Board near the shops. Please check there for any alterations.
Rise Park is now a 20 mph zone !
The City Council now applied a 20 mph limit to the whole of Rise park Estate. April 2014.
The only exception is Bestwood Park Drive, where a 30 mph limit remains - except for the existing 20 mph zone near the schools. It will be interesting to see how this limit is enforced, especially on the likes of Brownlow Drive,and as the limit is applicable 24 hours per day. (The Council have said that they “expect the Speedwatch Group and police” to carry out enforcement in similar way to the existing 30 mph limit).
The cost of implementation of this scheme has been given as £200,000 for the Bestwood area - separate cost not available for Rise Park. During the past ten years there have been just nine reported incidents involving pedestrians / vehicles - less than one per year - extent of any injuries has not been disclosed, but none believed to be serious.
Value for money ?? Necessary ??