Parks in Oxford - Botley Park

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Park

Botley Park

Overview

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

History

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:

West Oxford Community Centre

The centre which shares the same location is a hive of activities and events, including a community cafe.

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.

Activities

Regimental Fitness

Bootcamp style fitness sessions take place in the park on Mon & Thu evenings from 6-7pm

Tennis  

The courts at Botley Park are free to use and operate on a first-come, first served basis. Please be considerate during busy periods.

Oxford Tennis League - 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. 

West Oxford Bowls Club 

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. Contact [email protected] for more information. Further details will follow once the group is fully established.

Contact

Contact the Parks Team: 01865 249811