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We were there most recently to visit the Giffords' circus which was excellent. Have visited the parks many times for walks and exercise.
A little paradise for overbearing summer days (and we had quite a few this summer of 2018). Grab a beer (or two) a few good friends and enjoy one of the best parks in Oxford City.
Lovely park grounds nice place to sit and enjoy a picnic watch the punts up and down the river or just didn't I enjoy some peace and solitude can get busy with visitors but always a space to enjoy
Amazing park ,defently worth a walk ! The park has a vast variety of trees , flowers and bushes around the world . Have a wonderful walk !!
It’s a park, so... That said it’s a nice place to go, safe, clean, and offers a nice walk along the Cherwell. Great for a walk if you also happen to be visiting the nearby Pitt Rivers museum. And being Oxford it’s not really that far from the centre of town.
My fave place in Oxford. If you are blessed with a sunny day, there is nothing better than a stroll in this park. Perfect also for some relaxed jogging
Our favourite park on Oxford. Amazingly well kept, gardens are beautiful. Short walk from town.
A lovely, peaceful park just outside the centre of Oxford and close to tourist attractions at the Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum. The park offers a network of walking paths, access to walks by the river, wide lawns and beautifully planted flower beds. The Park is generally open dawn to dusk.
Beautiful parks, very well maintained. Bikes not allowed (and they enforce this). Peaceful place to take a walk or jog. Good place for a picnic. You might even be lucky and see a group of posh kids playing quidditch (I kid you not!)
Yes yes yes I remember going here. It had some sort of cirkus then, but I didn't go as I was feeling a bit cheap and not childish enough. Without the cirkus the park would have been even nicer. Many dogs.
'The Parks' has many attractive flower beds, tree lined paths with small, wood-like sections, a river running down the East side where people punt, a large pond full of ducks and other water birds, lots of benches, a beautiful sports pavilion which in the summer has a small cafe attached, and there is a public loo next door. The Parks offer long circular walks for anyone who wants to exercise. University members can apply to play tennis on the grass courts in the summer, when there are also cricket matches which attract spectators. Many University sports teams use the Parks for matches too.
Wonderful place to visit! Perfect for a short walk in Oxford with the River Cherwell flowing sideways. One "lap" round the park takes about 30-45 minutes and that includes taking pictures and short breaks on one of the benches provided. :-)
This is a lovely park especially in the spring and summer seasons where there are blossom and pretty flowers. There is vast space for a picnic and the kids love to run about and play football and climb trees. It's a great place!