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South Park, Oxford

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South Parks Road is a road in Oxford, England. It runs east-west past the main Science Area of the University of Oxford. Many of the university science departments are located nearby or face the road, including parts of the geography, zoology, chemistry, psychology and physiology departments. Also on the road is Rhodes House.
To the west, the road adjoins Parks Road at a T junction with the Radcliffe Science Library just to the north. To the east, the road bends sharply south at Linacre College and becomes St Cross Road. A cycle route continues east towards New Marston, crossing the River Cherwell. About halfway along South Parks Road, Mansfield Road adjoins to the south. Mansfield College is close to South Parks Road in this section.
The road has been the scene of protests by animal rights protesters because of a new animal testing facility that has been built here. Pro-Test has been formed in reaction to the activities of the animal rights movement.
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  • A truly beautiful park with views over Oxford. The park is 50 acres in size and is a lovely place to just sit and relax or walk your dog.  more »
  • Its usually a quite good park though even in high summer with no events is not very busy. The Old Road to London began up the hill in the woods at the back of this park. You can still see the road mar...  more »
  • Walk my dogs here most mornings . Large open space with the spectacular views over the city . It’s the view often used on television back drops !  more »
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  • Excellent location to catch a sunset over the city. Nice for picnics in the summer and looks popular for sledging in the winter! Also has gym equipment situated around the edges of the park so that you can incorporate some strength exercises into a run around the park, making a circuits session!
  • Wonderful space at the heart of Oxford would 100% recommend in any weather condition. I hold some of my fondest memories in that park.
  • Nice park with a good mix of equipment for both for all ages.
  • Beautiful park for walking dogs .The only grumble is that all the gates are always open which means dogs can easily escape if not watched
  • Nice large park on the outskirts of Oxford City Centre. Many buses go past here including several intercity coaches. Park and Ride buses go here too. The park hosts many events thoughout the year including Common People Oxford and the Foodies Festival annually. The ground however is quite lumpy and unless there's an event going on there's not that much lighting. There's also a lot of litter and needles which are expected in such a large open piece of public land but should really be cleaned everyday especially as young and older kids use the park frequently.
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