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Oxford Parks and Gardens

There are a variety of different parks and gardens in Oxford, each with their own unique qualities and attractions. Oxford’s parks are well known for their children’s play areas and liveliness. Oxford’s gardens on the other hand, are known for their peaceful and natural surroundings. Some of Oxford’s lovely parks are:

Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park- This is one of Oxford’s largest parks. There are plenty of things to do at this particular park, for example, you can, use the children’s play areas, relax and read a book by the duck pond, admire the many flowers, use the ping pong table, play golf and much more. Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park is open at all hours of the day.

Bury Knowle Park- This park was opened in the 1930’s and now offers a variety of things to do, including, tennis courts, children’s play areas, miniature golf, and a refreshments area. This park is also open 24 hours a day so if you fancy a stroll late at night why don’t you pay a visit.

Hinksey Park- This park is situated just 15 minutes away from the city centre. Hinksey Park has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a play area, and a lake. In the park, there is also a kiosk, which offers ice cream and refreshments. The park is alive with plenty of wildlife, there are, zebra mussels, ducks, freshwater sponges, swans, grebes, geese and coots. For those people who like taking long walks, Hinksey Park is the ideal place. The park itself is open at all times during the day, however the car park is not. The car parks opens at 9.30am, however the closing times vary, depending on the month. This information will be available at the park.

Florence Park- This park is situated in East Oxford and is only a five minutes away from Cowley Road by walking. Public transport to and from the park is very good. There are many things to do at Florence Park, e.g., play tennis, mini golf, or even use the children’s play area. There is also a place to relax and get refreshment. This park opens at 8am each morning; however the closing times change throughout the year so keep an eye on the notice board.

South Park- This park is open at all times during the day. The park is very popular, for many reasons, some being, the fireworks displays, concerts and parades. There is something to do for all ages and genders. In the park, there is a fitness trail and a play area, so remember to take the children.

In Oxford there are many lovely gardens, one being, the Oxford Botanic Garden. This particular garden is open 7 days a week, however, is closed on Christmas Day, and Good Friday. Oxford Botanic Gardens has toilets, bike racks, a river and walking paths. Not far from the Garden is, restaurants, public transport and shops. At the Oxford Botanic Gardens, you can enjoy the amazing view of the lovely flower gardens.

In summer, the parks and gardens of Oxford really come to life. Come and visit Oxford and you will be sure to receive a lovely welcome.
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