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Leisure and Parks

Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park 

Cutteslowe and Sunnymead park

Cutteslowe and Sunnymead is the largest park in Oxford. It is located in the far north of the city. Location map.

There are regular bus services to the Park, run by the Oxford Bus Company (routes 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 7D) and Stagecoach (17, 17A and 17C). The postcode is OX2 8NP (Northern end) or OX2 7XD in the South.

Park Opening Times

The Park is open 24 hours a day.

Car Parking

There are two car parks. One is at the north end of the Park on Harbord Road. The other is at the south end of the Park, off the A40 (heading towards Headington).

Please visit our Car Park Charges page for details of parking charges at the Harbord Road car park.

Green Flag Award logo

Green Flag Award Winner

Cutteslowe & Sunnymead Park was recently awarded a Green Flag Award from the Keep Britain Tidy scheme.

The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. The award scheme began in 1996 as a means of recognising and rewarding the best green spaces in the country.

What can I do there?

  • Cool off in the paddling pool - opening for the summer on Saturday 20 July 2013 from 11.30am to 6pm every day until the end of the school holidays.
  • Use the 18 control orienteering course (maps available at the kiosk/office)
  • Use the three children's play areas
  • Book the football pitches or cricket square
  • Sit by the duck pond
  • Ride the trains on the Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway (March - October. See timetable below. Operated by The City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers Ltd.) 
  • Admire the ornamental flower beds and wild flower areas
  • Skate the concrete skate park with ramps and grind rail
  • Play football or basketball in the street sports site
  • Use the ping pong table
  • Play miniature golf (hire clubs at the kiosk)
  • Play on the outdoor tennis courts (book at the kiosk)
  • Catch a Balloon flight from Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park with Adventure Balloons between April and October.

For more information download the leaflet below:

PDF icon Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park leaflet (339kB PDF)


Cutteslowe miniature railway

Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway

The railway is owned and operated by the City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers Ltd (COSME). Visit the City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers website for further details.

For timetable details, please visit the Timetables page of the COSME website.

The City of Oxford Model Engineers Ltd. who operate the miniature railway in Cutteslowe Park has been awarded money from the Big Lottery Fund for a purpose designed railway carriage for its elderly and disabled passengers. This carriage will carry both seated and wheelchair passengers.

Oxford parkrun

Oxford parkrun is a free weekly 5km event for runners of all standards.

It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run which can be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy the Park and get physically active.

Taking part is easy - just register in advance on the parkrun website by 6pm on the Friday before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once.

After the run, if you don't have to get off straight away, there will be the chance to socialise over a cup of tea or coffee at a nearby cafe, to swap stories about your run that day.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you're welcome to come along and join us.

  • When: Every Saturday at 9am
  • Where: Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park, Oxford
  • More information and registration: parkrun website

PDF icon Route and parking information (252kB PDF)

Active Women Bootcamp Sessions

Active Women has teamed up with Oxfordshire Personal Training and will be offering bootcamp sessions in Cutteslowe Park to help women get active in the great outdoors this spring!

When: Tuesdays, 6.30pm
Where: Cutteslowe Park - meet in car park at the Harbord Road entrance to the park
Cost: only £3.50 per session

For more information please contact Hannah on 07974 276160 or email hannah@oxfordshirepersonaltraining.com.

Cutteslowe Park Walks

  • Thursdays at 10am.
  • Free.
  • Meet at Harbord Road car park.
  • Walks will be around 1 mile and led by a qualified leader. They will be taken at a pace and distance suitable for all.
  • Walks leave promptly so please arrive on time and wear suitable footwear.
  • Wheel chair friendly.
  • Dogs welcome but must be kept under control at all times.

Jogging Group


Refurbished top pavilion at Cutteslowe Park now open

As well as being the home of Wolvercote Cricket Club and North Oxford Football Club, the changing facilities and multi-purpose room is available to hire by sports clubs, community groups or for birthday parties.

If you are interested in hiring this, please get in touch.

The new toilets on the outside of the pavilion were installed in response to visitor comments who had stated that the toilets came top of their list for improvements.


Parks Satisfaction Survey

Take part in our parks satisfaction survey on our consultation pages.

Pond at Cutteslowe park

How can I get involved in the park?

If you are interested in having a more active say in the running of the park, or would like to get more involved in projects there, read about becoming a Friend of the Park.

If you would like to use the Community Room, contact the North Oxford Association.

If you would like to plant a memorial tree, please contact us.

What's planned for the future of the Park?

Your views and suggestions help us to improve the Park. Our plans for the future are outlined in the management plan below:

PDF icon Cutteslowe Park Management Plan 2013-17 (PDF)


Page last updated 17 December 2014

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