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Leisure and Parks

Florence Park



Florence Park

Location

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?

  • colourful and well maintained flowerbeds
  • bowls green
  • six tennis courts (charges apply)
  • miniature golf (charges apply)
  • children's play area
  • kiosk serving refreshments - open May to September 12noon-7pm every day (may close earlier at times of bad weather)
  • refurbished public toilets

For more information download the leaflet below:

PDF icon Florence Park leaflet (623kB PDF)

Tennis Coaching

This autumn we are offering fun and affordable tennis sessions on Florence Park tennis courts (starting Saturday 28th September):

10am – 11am – tennis coaching for beginners and improvers with some Cardio Tennis thrown in for FUN (no previous tennis experience or skills required)
£3.50 per session 
Suitable for women aged 16+

11am – 12noon – fun tennis coaching and games for mums / women and children
£3.50 (adult) and £2 (child) per session – second child goes FREE!
Suitable for children aged 6+ and must be accompanied by a participating female aged 16+

PDF icon Florence Park Tennis leaflet (758kB PDF)

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
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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 25 September 2013

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