Located just outside the city centre, off the Botley Road, the park offers local residents and visitors a great place to visit for sport, play or relaxation.
- Location map
- Travel and Parking
By Bus: Both Oxford Bus Company & Stagecoach run regular services along the Botley Road, stopping within a short walk of the main park entrance.
By Cycle: A cycle path runs along the Botley Road.
Walk: The park is approximately 20 minutes' walk from the city centre, 10 minutes' walk from the train station.
By car: There is limited car parking outside the Community Centre
- Opening Times
The park is open all day every day
Botley Park is a popular park, not far from the River Thames. We have left the outer grass area as long grass to increase the number of wildflowers and insects visiting the park.
- Things to do
The park offers something for everyone:
- play area with climbing frames, roundabouts, swings and springers
- Multi Use Games Area (Basketball, football and streetsports)
- tennis courts
- table tennis
- bowls green
- kickabout goal
- community centre and cafe
- walks to Thames and canal
- wildflower planting and wildlife spotting opportunities
- open grass area for picnics and informal play
West Oxford Community Centre
The West Oxford Community Centre which shares the same location is a hive of activities and events, including a community cafe.
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.
The courts at Botley Park are free to use and operate on a first-come, first served basis. Please be considerate during busy periods.
Play friendly competitive matches. There are four 8-week rounds a year and adults of all standards are welcome to join.
For more information, visit our Tennis page.
New members are always welcome. Monday evenings is 'club evening' - between April and the end of August, when coaching is available.
- Friends Group
Friends of Botley Park started in Summer 2018. Now is a great opportunity to get involved. Further details will follow once the group is fully established.
Contact the Parks Team: 01865 249811