Parks & Recreation Areas

The Parish Council is responsible for a large number of open-space areas, one of the Village's major assets. The most important are described below.

The sports pitches at the sites listed are all managed by the Kidlington Recreational Trust, except for Exeter Close, which is managed by the Parish Council. In addition the Council has leased premier sports facilities at Stratfield Brake, which is now operated by Cherwell District Council.

 

EXETER CLOSE

The closest thing to a civic park in Kidlington with a garden area and seating. There is footpath and cycle route linkage for the housing developments on the west side of Kidlington with the village centre.

The site houses the local community hall of Exeter Hall, the health centre, the Forum youth club and early intervention centre, the Kaleidoscope children’s centre, the Bowls Club and the Pavilion used for table tennis and football.

There is extensive open area for informal play, and a football pitch, a childrens playground, an outdoor gym, a table tennis table, plus multi-use courts for tennis, basketball and 5-aside football.

The site is owned and managed by the Parish Council, which has plans for further improvements and facilities.

 

exeter park

 

a large grassy area with a childrens park

ORCHARD RECREATION GROUND

A large field off Evans Lane, Kidlington, now leased to the Kidlington Recreational Trust, the site has 3-4 football pitches and is the home ground for Kidlington Youth Football Club, which is responsible for the on-site Pavilion.

There is also an equipped children’s playground and youth "hang out" shelters.

PARK HILL RECREATION GROUND

This is the large field and adjacent copse off Benmead Road, Kidlington, now leased to the Kidlington Recreational Trust.

There is a small hall on the site that is used in the daytime by a Montessori nursery, and available for evening and weekend hire.

There is also an equipped children’s playground plus a multi use ball court, and provision for two small-side football pitches.

On the Eastern side there is a large copse.  


 


RON GROVES PARK

A large field off Maple Avenue, Kidlington, now leased to Kidlington Recreational Trust, the site has two football pitches and is the home ground for Garden City Football Club, which is responsible for the on-site Pavilion.

There is also an equipped children’s playground.

 CROXFORD GARDENS

There is a children's play area in Croxford Gardens, at the South-West corner of the village.


YARNTON ROAD 

Yarnton Road is the home of the Kidlington Football Club. The pavilion at Yarnton Road is a Trust building, currently leased to the Football Club. The club’s premises consist of a games bar, a lounge bar, a function room as well as football facilities.