The core of the existing Highfields Park originates from the landscaping carried out by Joseph Lowe and his son Alfred in the late 18th and early 19th century.
A major element of the park design was the extension of the original 'fish pond' to form the existing Boating Lake, completed by Nottingham engineer WH Radford.
Boats to hire include rowing boats, canoes, kayaks and katakanus. The lake is open during the Easter Holidays and then from May to October, 10am to 7pm daily. Please check their Facebook page to ensure they are open when you wish to visit.