South Park is Oxford’s largest park within the boundaries of Oxford City Centre, totalling a size of 50 acres.
The park was originally owned by the Morrell family who used to live in Headington Hill Hall which is located across the road from South Park, connected by a 19th century bridge.
In 1939 the Morrell family sold the land to The Oxford Preservation Trust which in turn gave the land back to the city of Oxford in 1951. With Oxford City Council now in control of the park, South Park have hosted some of the biggest events Oxford has ever seen including Oxford based Radiohead's homecoming concert in 2001 with over 40,000 people attending; Making the concert the biggest event South Park has ever hosted.
This year South Park Oxford will be hosting a wide range of events, with South Park already hosting a Mini Olympics to celebrate a year till the London 2012 Olympics along with the annual Lord Mayor’s Parade.
But not to worry as South Park will be holding some fantastic events in the coming months. Below are details of the events being held at South Park Oxford with further event details using the links provided.
(27th – 29th August)
Oxford’s Foodies Festival returns to South Park on Sunday 28th August 2011 till Tuesday 30th August 2011.
The Foodies Festival is held in various locations all over the British Isles throughout the year. As well as Oxford, other locations also include Brighton, Edinburgh, London and Manchester.
The festival is a celebration of everything that is great about the food within Oxford, the county and the surrounding areas.
(9th – 11th September)
South Park Oxford will be hosting the Summer Fayre Festival 2011 from the 9th – 11th September.
The festival will host well over 40 acts from Oxford and the surrounding areas as well as some of the world’s top tribute acts including Abba Gold.
(5th November gates open at 17.00)
The famous Round Table fireworks display returns to Oxford's South Park on the 5th of November.
This charity event in one of Oxfords largest parks is always popular and though not free, the display that you pay for is far better than anything you would pay for in a shop to do yourself.
For more information on South Park or Oxford itself, please use the links below
Click here for South Park
Click here for Oxford Info