New green space set to be created in Summertown

Published: Friday, 5th May 2017

Oxford City Council is set to create a new green space in Summertown’s Alexandra Park.

The work, which will cost £32,000, will include installing new park and picnic benches, and fencing to divide the new green space from the car park.

Alexandra Park currently has eight grass courts and six hard courts. There is currently no green space within the park.

To create the green space, the number of grass courts will be reduced to six.

Oxford City Council carried out a public consultation in 2015 to find out what people thought of the facilities in Alexandra Park.

Residents commented that they thought there was too little open space and benches provided in the park.

Work began on the site on Tuesday 18 April and is expected to be completed in early June.

The grass tennis courts have been temporarily closed to allow the work to be carried out. They will reopen on Saturday 13 May.

In 2015, the City Council refurbished the hard courts at a cost of £50,000.


Ian Brooke, Head of Community Services, said: “This is another example of Oxford City Council responding to local need and investing to improve community space.”