Also, the park hosts other major annual events such as cross-county running championships, dog shows, steam shows and the annual Nottingham Motor Show.
The Park is also where the sledgers of Nottingham descend whenever there is snowfall, taking advantage of the park's large hill.
The lake is maintained by Wollaton Piscatorial Club which provides a haven for plant and animal life and a wide variety of course fishing (including some rarer species).
The area is also home to Wollaton Library which a few years ago underwent a £250,000 refurbishment to form a new children's library and extend meeting facilities, the works were carried out by Nottingham city council and completed by local contractor GPS Construction (Nottingham) ltd Wollaton Park has also been host to many large events and concerts, including the once annual City in the Park events which ran during the 1990s and featured popular pop acts of the time such as Peter Andre, Five, Gina G and The Bangles.
Horse-drawn coal wagons travelled to their destination on wooden railway lines.
The wagonway was completed in 1604, built by Huntingdon Beaumont working in partnership with the second occupier of Wollaton Hall, Sir Percival Willoughby.
Also in and around Wollaton are Southwold Primary School and Firbeck Academy, a school for the deaf and aurally impaired.
The edge of Wollaton is also home to the Martin's Pond Local Nature Reserve which is jointly maintained by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
is a suburb and former parish in the western part of Nottingham, England.
Wollaton has two Wards in the City of Nottingham (Wollaton East and Lenton Abbay Wollaton West) with a total population as at the 2011 census of 24,693.
Road names include Torvill Drive, Jayne Close, Bolero Close (named after their Gold medal winning performance song, Boléro), and Crawford Close (named after Michael Crawford who assisted Torvill and Dean in developing their winning dance).