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South Park, Oxford

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South Park is a park on Headington Hill in east Oxford, England. It is the largest park within Oxford city limits. A good view of the city centre with its historic spires and towers of Oxford University can be obtained at the park's highest point, a favourite location for photographers.LocationThe park is located alongside Headington Road. St Clement's links the park with central Oxford. A 19th-century bridge links the park with Headington Hill Park. On the southern boundary is the gently curving Morrell Avenue, named after a local brewery family.HistoryThe land was privately owned by the Morrell family of Headington Hill Hall until bought by the Oxford Preservation Trust in 1932 to preserve it as open space. In 1951 the Trust gave the land to the city of Oxford. A carved stone by the sculptor Eric Gill is located at the foot of the Park and records the Trust's gift thus: 'This park was acquired by the Oxford Preservation Trust through the liberality of the Pilgrim Trust and David and Joanna Randall-McIver 1932'.EventsMany events are held in the park including the annual parade of the Lord Mayor and the annual fireworks display of the Oxford Round Table.
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  • Visited common people over the bank holiday with friends . Very well organised festival with great music available all day . Good range of food outlets ...  more »
  • Widely meadow park with a small highland in the middle ,, where it is allowed to barbecues. you can bring your kids with you  more »
  • With the exception of the view it is a pretty standard park. I would not really recommend anyone who was not from Oxford to visit.  more »
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  • Nice big green space in Oxford. Often home to circuses and other attractions. Lots of youth groups around though - maybe avoid if you want complete quiet!
  • Decent park with a lot of open space, though it is on the side of Headington Hill, which means you probably won't find many level places if that's what you're looking for. Some of the events which take place here are quite fun, and you can get a decent view of Oxford's many spires from the top of the hill.
  • One of the best parks in Oxford. Quite near to center, huge, and so quiet. Perfect for spending a sunny evening.
  • The size and location of this park means it offers more privacy than the central grass areas/parks. Perfect on a summers day.
  • Very nice park with the best views of the Oxford spires from near the centre. Good bodyweight exercise equipment around the park's outer path but it can get muddy/water logged after rain.