University Parks

Oxford University Parks is the historical venue of Oxford University Cricket Club’s fixtures and also hosts Football, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Lacrosse, Tennis, Croquet,


The Cricket Pavilion, University Parks, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RF

University Parks and Sports Pitches

The Parks Layout

1.   Rugby Pitch
2.   Rugby Pitch
3.   Rugby Pitch
4.   Football Pitch
5.   Football Pitch
6.   Lacrosse Pitch (Women’s)
7.   Lacrosse Pitch (Men’s)
8.   N/A
9.   Grass Tennis Courts
10. Croquet Lawns
11. Cricket Nets

Pitch Availability

Whilst University Parks is open to the public (more information available here), the sports pitches are available only to University clubs or external groups who have specifically booked a pitch or have a membership with the appropriate organisation (for tennis and croquet only). Pitches are available at the following times of year: –

Sport(s)AvailabilityAdditional Information
Football, Rugby Union, Rugby League and Lacrosse (Men's and Women's size) October to MarchAvailable for bookings only
Cricket (Nets and Main Pitch)April to AugustAvailable for bookings only
Tennis (Grass Courts)April to SeptemberAvailable to Parks Tennis Association members only
Croquet LawnsApril to SeptemberContact the Oxford University Croquet Club for more information


To book or for price enquiries please e-mail our Head Groundskeeper.

Bookings should ideally be made 48 hours in advance, any later will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. We aim to respond to queries within two working days during term time and four days out of term time.

If you need to cancel a booking, please give as much notice as possible.