The scheme will improve access into Colwick Country Park for pedestrians, wheelchair users and cyclists, as well as making the paths within the park more accessible. It will also provide a connection to the new pedestrian / cycle bridge over the River Trent, which is being constructed at Trent Basin in 2024.
The scheme will deliver 4.25km of path improvements, over 700m of new path and over 3,500m of improved path and is being funded by the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Work started on 20 September 2022 and is expected to last approximately 12-months. The park will remain open to users during the improvements and works will be carefully coordinated to minimise impacts to users. It will be necessary to close some paths for short periods and in such instances, alternative routes will be suggested. We appreciate your cooperation whilst the work is being carried out.
The scheme is being delivered in three stages. Please see the sections and maps below for more details.
Phase 1: Improving western access into Colwick Park
The first phase of the scheme improved access into Colwick Country Park from the west for pedestrians, wheelchair users and cyclists by constructing a new 3m wide multiuser path. A section of new path was constructed adjacent to Racecourse Road and another section of new path was constructed on an existing informal path through the park. Resurfacing and widening works were also carried out to existing paths around the southern edge of West Lake.
This phase of the scheme provided over 400m of new path and approximately 1,200m of resurfaced/improved path. Work started in mid-September and was completed in late January 2023.
Phase 2: Colwick Park Path Improvements – western paths
The second phase of the scheme involved resurfacing and widening works to the western paths in Colwick Country Park. Improvements will be carried out on paths around the eastern, western and southern edges of West Lake to create a loop of surfaced path around the lake. The scheme also improved access to the accessible fishing pegs and the pontoons.
This phase of the scheme provided 750m of resurfaced/improved path. Work started at the end of January 2023 and was completed in mid-March.
Phase 3: Colwick Park Path Improvements – eastern paths
The final element of the scheme involves resurfacing and widening works to the eastern paths in Colwick Country Park and the construction of a new section of path adjacent to River Road to separate pedestrians and cyclists from vehicles. These improvements will create a surfaced route through the Colwick Country Park to connect to the riverside paths and the new pedestrian cycle bridge. The paths connecting West Lake and Main Lake will be improved, alongside further access improvements from Racecourse Road
This phase of the scheme will provide a further 1.9km of path improvements; 315m of new path and 1,600m of improved / resurfaced path. Work started in mid-March 2023 and is expected to last until September.
From Wednesday 17 May path improvement works will be taking place on one of the paths in Colwick Country Park adjacent to Colwick Lake (Main Lake) – see red line on map below. The works will take approximately 4-weeks. Whilst the works are taking place please use the alternative route as indicated by the yellow line.
Works are also being carried out along all the new / improved paths to lay top soil and sow grass seed. The park and paths will remain open to users whilst this work is taking place.
Thank you for your continued cooperation.
If you have any questions about the scheme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org