178 London Road, Oxford OX3 9ED
Bury Knowle Park is an Oxford city park with fiction-inspired play areas and sculptures, basketball courts, tennis courts and a zip wire. It is located northeast of Oxford city centre, on the London Road heading to Barton.
The historic Bury Knowle House and its parkland setting provides a picturesque backdrop for picnics and events. The Narnia-themed sculptures and play area add extra magic to this well-loved green space. Explore the park to discover Aslan, Mr Tumnus, Reepicheep and other character’s from C.S. Lewis’ famous children’s books.
Bury Knowle Park includes a 17th century house, from which the park gets its name. Today, the house (along with the park) belongs to the Council. Inside, you’ll find the house has been turned into a popular public library. It attracts over 150,000 visits a year and is a focal point for the local community.
The park is proud to fly its Green Flag Award. The Green Flag is the standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales, awarded by Keep Britain Tidy. It is a means of recognising and rewarding the best green spaces in the country.
It is rather large for a city park, even by Oxford’s leafy standards. This makes it ideal for picnickers, joggers and families with small children. There is also a mini golf course for families to enjoy in the summer months.
The park has ample street-side parking, as well as come parking at the library. The park has no fencing and is open 24 hours a day, all year round. So if you are visiting Oxford and want to escape the city for a green space, head up to Bury Knowle Park