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Leisure and Parks

Florence Park 

Florence Park


Florence Park is in East Oxford, five minutes walk from Cowley Road. The postcode is OX4 3PW. Location Map.

The park opened in 1934 after the land was presented to the City by Councillor F.E. Moss in memory of his sister Florence.

What facilities does it have?

For more information download the leaflet below:

PDF icon Florence Park leaflet (623kB PDF) 



Book Tennis Courts Online

It is now easy to book tennis courts online before you come to the park. This is a great way to make sure one will be free for your match. You can book in minutes from your mobile, tablet or computer.

If you forget to book before you arrive at the park, the easiest option is to quickly use your mobile phone to reserve one of the available courts. You can also check availability and pay at the Kiosk if you do not have an internet-enabled phone with you.

Adult competition

Play friendly competitive matches in the Oxford Tennis League.

There are four 8-week rounds a year and men & women (18+) of all standards are very welcome to join.

Try Tennis Coaching

Tennis coaching for all ages and abilities is also available all week at Bury Knowle Park for as little as £5 a session! Check the tennis coaching schedule to see which sessions suit you or your family, and book your space.

Find our more on our Tennis page.

Florence park kiosk

Refurbished Kiosk

We recently awarded a contract to San Remo Catering who have done a fantastic job in renovating the kiosk within the park, providing a welcoming space for the community.

Next time you are in the park check out the great new facilities and treat yourself to a tasty snack or refreshing drink.



Florence Park play area

Play areas

Play area available next to the Children's centre. Features include:

  • sandpit
  • swings
  • wobbly bridge
  • springers
  • timber climbing feature
  • sensory garden
  • roundabout
  • slide

Area for older children near the stream including:

  • tyre swing
  • zip wire
  • climbing frames

Opening Times

Florence Park is locked at the following times throughout the year and re-opens at 8am each morning:

Month Time  Month  Time
January 16:30 July 21:00
February 17:30 August 20:30
March GMT 18:00 September 19:00
March BST 20:00 October BST 18:00
April 20:00 October GMT 17:00
May 21:00 November 17:00
June 21:00 December 16:00



Green Flag Award logo

Green Flag Award Winner

Florence 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.

How can I get involved?

If you enjoy visiting Florence Park, why not get more involved in its future?

The Friends of Florence Park have reformed. Information and dates of meetings are on their new Friends of Florence Park website. Visit our Friends of Parks page for information about other groups.

Next friends of Florence Park meeting Monday 22 April 2013 8pm at Florence Park Community Centre.

Management Plan

We have produced a management plan to show what we want to do in the park over the coming years and how we plan to do it. You can download the management plan below:

PDF icon Florence Park Management Plan (5.8MB PDF)

Page last updated 6 May 2014

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