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South Park, Oxford

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3.9/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
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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  • Widely meadow park with a small highland in the middle ,, where it is allowed to barbecues. you can bring your kids with you 
  • 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. 
  • Joining Headington to St Clements this enormous park on the side of the Headington hill is fabulous on a sunny day for a picnic with a view! Also great for sport lovers with a cardio training course o...  read more »
  • 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.
  • One of my favourites places in Oxford. Nice views, nice environment and a good place to relax, read, and practise some sport.
  • The size and location of this park means it offers more privacy than the central grass areas/parks. Perfect on a summers day.
  • Lovely park with good exercise gear
  • Nice large rolling park for leisurely walks next to Headington Hill Park to continue the walk.
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