Rise Park behind communty centre Springtime in Rise Park Copyright © All rights reserved. Designed and edited by Terry Brown - 2014
Autumn in Rise Park

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.

Plus several pages relating to Nottingham , Nottingham Castle, the River Trent and other places of local interest.

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 bollards at Rise Park

“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.

Click this box to check the

Notice Board Page

Go directly to Action Group reports.  Click here

Select & Save car park

Parking time limits now strictly enforced as from July 2014. £100 penalty applies. (See shopping page for more)

Please note:

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

View along Rise Park Road Nottingham Scamp - the dog with the waggiest tail

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

Ollie - our new friend

      Babbington Dog Rescue

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

Newstead Abbey

Wollaton Park

Arnot Hill park

Forest Recreation

Bestwood Country Park

Nottingham Arboretum

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.

Rise Park shops 2010

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

Updates List


Having now moved from Rise Park, I regret that it is no longer possible for me to continue to update this web site. But will leave it online for the time being

Meantime, thanks to all the visitors who have shown an interest over the past years.

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.

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.”

Site Map

This web site has now been added to the British Library UK Web Sites archive.

This will maintain a permanent record of the site as it was on 29th August 2014

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