Onchan Park is a park in the Gedling Borough Council district at the top of Oakdale Road, Carlton, Nottingham, England. Bordered by Onchan Avenue, Onchan Drive and Greenhill Road the once vibrant park was used by people from across the region. The children’s playground, tennis court, 5 a side football pitch, bowling green and the flora and fauna all providing opportunities for all ages to be active and enjoy the surroundings.
Friends of Onchan Park conducted a survey which showed the need for a community hub in the area sometimes known as ‘Carlton Village’ or the Carlton district ward. Our community wants: keep fit, yoga, youth clubs, book club, education groups, parent and baby groups, art class, zumba, bootcamp and holiday clubs. What could you offer?
We need community groups to come forward to be stakeholders in the pavilion development project so that the building can be renovated to suit your needs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be involved. If possible, please give details such as: Name of group, Activities offered (with possible days and times), Facilities required, Space required. We would love to hear from you.
The Friends of Onchan Park formed in 2016 and aim to look after the park so that those who have enjoyed using it for the past 50 years can continue to use it and it will be there for many future generations. Setting up the Friends Of Onchan Park allows the local community to have a say in how it’s run, raise funding for new equipment and make it a great community influenced facility.
The group also organise events at the park: a Summer Fun Day and Halloween Spooktacular. We are always looking for volunteers to help with these events or with maintenance or activities at the park throughout the year. Please check out Facebook ‘Save Onchan Park’ or follow us on Twitter @OnchanPark. We hold regular, informal meetings at either John’s Church or the Elwes Arms pub, please contact us via the website if you’d like to join either the Committee or the Events group. Our AGM is in June each year.
If you can help out or do something for the group, please let us know and come along to the next meetings- dates are listed on the events page. We have lots of ideas for events, we are in the middle of a couple of projects (wildlife and spring bulbs planting, preparation for the next event, planning to improve the tarmac court and attempts to deter anti-social behaviour) so we need people who can work with us to get these ideas off the ground, helpers to run activities at our events, people who could organise a sporting event on the park.
The last public meeting was on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at 6:30pm at St John’s Church on Oakdale Road. Minutes of the meeting are here.