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 faithful friend who is still sadly missed
His place was soon taken by our loveable new dog Ollie (pictured right).
Rescued from the RSPCA at Lincoln. Another very friendly companion and medal winner !
More information and pictures on Dog Rescue page
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
Select & Save Planning application. See Notices Page for details. February 2015.
Visit Schools page for plans to rebuild Top Valley Academy. February 2015
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:
9th April - Rise Park Action Group 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.
The following message has been received from Councillor Alan Clarke in early January 2015. All cat owners please take careful note. Dog owners also need to observant over what their pets make pick up while out walking.
“Cat owners in Rise Park Road and surrounding area are being warned to look out for poisoning of local cats.
Recent reports suggest that as many as five cats could have been poisoned by anti-freeze during December. There had been a previous spate of incidents some months ago, but the problem seems to have returned.
Anti-freeze tastes attractive to cats (and dogs) because of its sweet taste. It only takes a few teaspoons of the liquid to affect a cat. One resident described his cat returning wobbling about as if drunk because of the affect of the alcohol. Vets can sometimes save the animal but only for the first hour, and treatment is expensive.
Now it may be that this has all happened accidentally, but most cat owners believe that this is being done deliberately.
I have contacted Graham Allen MP to ask that a bitter additive is added to anti-freeze to overcome the problem. This would cost next to nothing and would save animals’ lives.
I also call on anyone on Rise Park Road who might be deliberately poisoning cats to consider the agonising effect on the cat and the upset to families that is being caused.
Anybody with information about this problem can report what they know anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”