Parks in Oxford - Blackbird Leys Park

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Blackbird Leys Park

Overview

Blackbird Leys Park is a 9-hectare 'green haven' in the middle of Blackbird Leys estate, with a tree-lined meandering brook and open grass areas. It is located in the South East of Oxford next to Leys Pools and Leisure Centre.

Blackbird Leys 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.

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Travel and Parking

By foot/cycle: The park is surrounded by many residential streets and is easily accessible.

By bus: There are regular bus services to the park, run by Oxford Bus Company (routes 5) Stagecoach (1 & 12). The nearest bus stop is approximately 1 minute walk

By car: There are two car parks, one off Cuddesdon Way and one next to Leys Pools and Leisure Centre, off Pegasus Road.

Opening Times

The park is open all day, every day.

History

The park was developed when the housing estate was built in the 1960s to house the workers at the Morris Motors Company Plant at nearby Cowley. In the early 1990s the development of Greater Leys began. The original Leys estate and Greater Leys are now simply known as the Leys and its population at the time of the last census stood at 13,586.

Things to do

Drones

It is currently not possible to fly model aircraft or drones (both with and without camera for filming purposes) within Oxford City Council’s public open spaces, including parks and nature reserves.

As these spaces are open to the public and experience high visitor numbers throughout the year, flying model aircraft and drones are not permitted for safety reasons.

Your views and the future of the park

We are continually working to improve the park and your views and suggestions help us to do this. 

 

Activities

Football clubs 

Several local clubs use the pitches and we cater for all ages. If you are keen to play contact:

  • Oxford Blackbirds FC
  • Greater Leys Youth
  • Blackbird Leys Bowls Club

 

Blackbird Leys Bowls Club

If you are interested in learning to play, or are an experienced player the club are always looking for new members.

They play Lawn and short mat bowls.  

Leys Pool and Leisure Centre adjacent to the park offers lots of wet and dry activities. 

 

Friends Group

We are actively looking for people who would like to set up a friends group or volunteer in the park. Find out about all our volunteering opportunities by visiting our volunteering page.

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Contact

Contact the Parks Team: 01865 249811