Sports Facilities Map

The map below shows the three facilities managed by Oxford University Sport across the city of Oxford: - 

 

  1. Iffley Road Sports Centre (OX4 1SR)
  2. University Parks - Sports Pitches (OX1 3RF)
  3. Marston Road Sports Ground (OX3 0SL)

 

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Oxford University Sport is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and reducing congestion in and around Oxford. Therefore, where possible, we ask members and visitors to make use of walking, cycling and public transport.

 

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Oxford University Sport’s main complex is located off Iffley Road, South East of Oxford city centre at the following address: -

 

Iffley Road Sports Centre

Iffley Road

Oxford

Oxfordshire

OX4 1EQ

(OX4 1SR for driving to Jackdaw Lane entrance)

 

Walking and Cycling

This is our preferred method for students and locals community members. Access to the sports centre is via the pedestrian entrance from the Iffley Road (almost opposite Marston Street) Pederstrians have priority on this route but considerate cyclists are permitted. Cycle racks are located adjacent to the athletics track (accessed via the pool footpath) and the area of the carpark nearest reception. Please make sure you lock your bike securely (D-Lock is recommended), only to cycle racks and not site handrails and barriers. An alternative walking route is available down Jackdaw Lane, which is off the Iffley Road.

Train

The nearest train station is Oxford. Iffley Road Sports Centre is a 30 minute walk from the train station or utilise the bus directions below.

Bus

Buses run regularly along Iffley Road (No. 3), and nearby Cowley Road (1, 5, 10, 12) and to St. Clement’s (X13, 4A, Oxford Tube, X90) which are all within walking distance. The most convenient bus is the Stagecoach 3 or N3 bus which runs between the city centre and Iffley Road. Get off at the James Street stop on Iffley Road and walk down to us. Visitors travelling from London may like to use the Oxford Tube or catch the bus from the train station. From the train station, catch either the 4A, 4B or 4C bus from the Frideswide Square stop to travel in the direction of Rose Hill. Disembark at the James Street stop on Iffley Road or Cowley Road.

Park and Ride

From the North - park at Redbridge Park and Ride. Take the bus towards the city centre or walk straight to the sports complex (15 mins).

From the South or London - use Thornhill Park and Ride, take the bus to St. Clements and walk to the sports complex (10 mins).

Car

The closest SatNav postcode for the car park is OX4 1SR or you can use the interactive map above to plan your route. The entrance for cars is located through Jackdaw Lane off the Iffley Road. Keep an eye out for the ‘single lane’ right turn into Iffley Road Sports Centre (the second right hand turn – after Bannister close).

Parking

Due to very limited space, parking is for permit-holders only. Permits are provided for members of the sports centre, which can be applied-for at reception. Temporary and limited 3-hour permits may be approved for site bookings. Vehicles must not be left in the carpark overnight. Fines will be issued for invalid parking. This limited carparking can accomodate approximately 40 vehicles. 2 additional spaces are reserved for disabled blue badge holders.

There is no access for coaches and minibuses, nor space for turning around/dropping-off on Jackdaw Lane. Coach and minibus drivers must drop-off on Iffley Road and park at the dedicated council coach parking provision at:

  • Oxpens Car and Coach Park (beside Oxford Ice Rink - OX1 1RQ)
  • Redbridge Park and Ride (OX1 4XG)

The car park is locked outside of opening hours and vehicles are non-retrievable during closed periods.

University Parks is a public park which is managed by the University and has sports pitches managed by Oxford University Sport within it. The parks are located in the city centre of Oxford and have several entrances depending on your mode of transport. For further information on how to get to the parks, please use the button below to visit the parks website.

VISIT THE PARKS WEBSITE

 

Parking

There are no public parking facilities at University Parks, however the site is easily accessed by public transport and is in walking distance of the city centre. Coach and minibus drivers must drop-off on either Parks Road or South Parks Road and park at the dedicated council coach parking provision at:

  • Oxpens Car and Coach Park (beside Oxford Ice Rink - OX1 1RQ)
  • Redbridge Park and Ride (OX1 4XG)

Oxford University Sport’s main complex is located off Iffley Road, South East of Oxford city centre at the following address: -

 

Marston Road Sports Ground

off Edgeway Road

Oxford

Oxfordshire

OX3 0HJ

 

Walking and Cycling

This is our preferred method for students and locals community members. To access the sports ground walk or cycle down Edgeway Road and continue down the gravel pathway until reaching the gate (on the right hand side) to Marston Road Sports Ground. There are cycle racks available in front of the pavilion.

Train

The nearest train station is Oxford. Marston Road Sports Ground is a 35 minute walk from the station through University Parks or utilise the bus directions below.

Bus

From the city centre take the Oxford Bus Company City13 towards the John Radcliffe Hospital from Queen's Lane (stop K3). Visitors travelling from London may like to use the Oxford Tube. If using the Oxford Tube disembark at St Clements and take the Oxford Bus Company City13 towards the John Radcliffe Hopsital from St Clements (stop B). From the train station, catch the Sapphire 280 towards Aylesbury and disembark at Queens Lane (stop K5) and then follow the above bus instructions from the centre of the city. For all bus journeys, disembark at Ferry Road and walk 5 minutes down Edgeway Road, following the walking and cycling instructions.

Park and Ride

From the North - use Redbridge Park and Ride. Take the Oxford Bus Company 300 (Park & Ride) towards Pear Tree Park & Ride or the X3 bus towards the city centre. Disembark at the Police Station (stop P2) and get onto the Oxford Bus Company City13 at St Aldates (stop G3) towards the John Radcliffe Hospital, disembark at Ferry Road and walk 5 minutes down Edgeway Road, following the walking and cycling instructions.

From the South or London - use Thornhill Park and Ride. Take the Oxford Bus Company 400 (Park & Ride) towards the city centre, disembarking at Brookes University (stop B5). From here Marston Road Sports Ground is a 15 minute walk or you can take the U5 bus towards Marston and disembark at Ferry Road, walking 5 minutes down Edgeway Road and following the walking and cycling instructions.

Car

The closest SatNav postcode for the sports ground is OX3 0HJ or you can use the interactive map above to plan your route. The entrance for cars is located down Edgeway Road, continue down the gravel pathway at the end of Edgeway Road until reaching the gate (on the right hand side) to Marston Road Sports Ground. See below for parking arrangement

Parking

Please note there is limited free parking on site for cars and minibuses only. Street parking is available on Edgeway Road should there not be enough space in the sports ground car park. Please do not park at the end of the paved section of Edgeway Road as it blocks access for local residents.

There is no access for coaches, nor space for turning around/dropping-off on Edgeway Road. Coach drivers must drop-off on Marston Road and park at the dedicated council coach parking provision at:

  • Oxpens Car and Coach Park (beside Oxford Ice Rink - OX1 1RQ)
  • Redbridge Park and Ride (OX1 4XG)

The car park is locked outside of opening hours and vehicles are non-retrievable during closed periods.

Getting to Oxford

The University of Oxford website carries a wealth of information on getting to Oxford and visiting both the city and the University in general.

 
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