BLOG: Have a get together in a local park to ‘go green for the Queen’

Image of two teddy bears having a picnic. They're sitting on a tartan blanket and holding small union jack flags. Published: Monday, 30th May 2022

Join teddy bears Teacup and Tilly in celebrating the jubilee with a picnic in the park.

Oxford City Council is offering the use of the city’s parks for residents who wish to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by holding picnics with groups of friends and family.

While many residents have applied to the Council to hold street parties, the Council is providing a low-cost sustainable alternative by permitting small-scale celebrations in many of Oxford’s parks.

People are being urged to do their bit to ‘go green for the Queen’, by avoiding using disposable cups, plates and cutlery and taking all their litter home.

Litter isn’t just unsightly, it can cause serious harm and fatality to animals. Port Meadow, in particular, has grazing livestock and cows have previously needed veterinary treatment after eating litter.

Be kind to all animals, including teddy bears, and take your rubbish home with you.

Locations for Jubilee weekend picnics in the park include: 

  • Blackbird Leys Park
  • Botley Park
  • Bury Knowle Park
  • Cowley Marsh Recreation Ground
  • Cutteslowe Park
  • Florence Park
  • Hinksey Park
  • Oxpens
  • Port Meadow
  • Rose Hill Recreation Ground
  • South Park
  • Sunnymead Park