University Parks

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

The University Parks, situated to the north of central Oxford, are an oasis of green and calm within the busy city.


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

Opening times

Winter    10:00 – 16:00                Summer  10:00 – 19:00

Pitch availability and rates

For Rugby, Football, Ladies and Mens Lacrosse pitches (October to March) and/or Changing Facilities please contact our Head Groundsman for current rates.

Croquet Lawns (April to September 10:00 – 19:00)   Not available to general public.
Please contact Croquet Club for more information.

9 Practice Cricket Nets and main pitch (5 April – 1 August)   Not available to general public.

8 Grass Tennis Courts (April to September 10:00 – 20:00)
Available to The Parks Tennis Association members only.

The Parks

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


To book please call (01865) 557106 and leave a message with your booking details, or e-mail.

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.

Payment by cheque only must be received in advance. Please make cheques payable to ‘University of Oxford’ and quote the number on your booking form.

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

For booking enquiries please contact:
Pitch Bookings
Tel: 01865 557106