This is a Nottingham City Council park containing a lake, football pitches, bowling green and floodlit tennis courts. There is also a new pavilion with a community room and public toilets. Facilities also include a childrens’ play park and the playing field is also home to a variety of “outdoor gymnasium” equipment.
There are no ornamental gardens or flower beds (as at June 2012)
Extensive improvements were carried out to al areas of the park in the period leading up to a visit by H M Queen Elizabeth as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June 2012.
Her majesty was accompanied on this visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate). The purpose of this visit being to designate the park as a “Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field”. This means that the park should be preserved as a recreation ground in perpetuity, protected from any housing or other commercial development.
The pond area backs on to Basford Library and is very popular with anglers, walkers and wildlife watchers
Vernon Park Basford
Approximately two miles distant and accessible by Tram, alighting at the David Lane or Basford stops, for entrance through the front gates.
For anyone wishing to use the car there is easy on street parking on Vernon Road by the entrance gate. Also a a car park by turning into Vernon Avenue - though sometimes a bit of a tight squeeze owing to residents having to park on both sides of the avenue.
The pond at Vernon Park Basford - with new fishing platforms 2012
Visitors are asked not to feed the birds with bread or cake, which can be harmful or fatal to them. Wild bird seed should be used instead