With the help of government funding, Mansfield District Council plans to turn the popular historic park into a ‘destination venue’ for families.
And the tone was superbly set by last Sunday’s successful car show, hosted by the Ravenshead-based Little John Classic Car and Motorcycle Club.
But the free show also featured a package of family entertainment, music, games, stalls, food and refreshments.
Chief organiser Pete Draycott, a member of the club, beamed: “It went very well. There was a good turnout, and we have had lots of positive feedback.
"We had a wide spread of cars and I’d guess that more 1,000 people went along. The vast majority appeared to be happy.
"The plan is now to make it a yearly thing. A few issues arose but I’m sure that, with negotiation, we can overcome them.”
The show was backed financially by the Mayor of Mansfield, Andy Abraham, and also by Mansfield South county councillors, Stephen Garner and Andre Camilleri.
"The mayor gave a speech and couldn’t contain his excitement about the show,” said Pete. “He felt it was the best show the park had staged for ages.”
Many local organisations supported the event, including Acacia Radio, the Notts 4X4 Response charity, the Academy Transformation Trust and Mansfield Town Football Club.
We have put together this gallery of photos, showcasing some of the highlights.