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Sports Facilities, Playgrounds & Recreation Grounds

Click on the map image below to see these facilities on our Leisure facilities map:

There are four main organisations providing sports facilities in the vicinity:

  • Brookes University Sports Centre, Oxford Brookes University, Harcourt Hill. The wide range of facilities here include a swimming pool, gym, squash courts, 6 grass pitches available to hire and a 9 hole golf course. Various Community Membership packages available to members of the public. Further details can be found on the Facilities page of the Brookes University website.
  • Oxford Sports Lawn Tennis Club in North Hinksey Village, which has 8 all-weather tennis courts, 6 of which are floodlit, 4 mini tennis courts and a new clubhouse with changing facilities.
  • Oxford Rugby Football Club, also in North Hinksey Village, which operates a large number of teams from the very young to the ever so slightly senior, and also caters for players of either gender.
  • Hinksey Heights Golf Club. Although not officially within our area, it is situated very nearby (just to the south of Harcourt Hill with access via the South Hinksey exit on the Southern By Pass) and is the nearest full size golf course. In fact it offers three courses in one with a challenging 18 hole Championship Course, a slightly less demanding 9 or 18 hole Spires Course, and a 9 hole Par 3 Pitch and Putt Course.

The following sports, play and exercise facilities are all available for personal or group use:


    • Children’s playgrounds at Louie Memorial Lower Field, Pinnocks Way Playground & Recreation Area and Fogwell Road Estate (one in the playing field area and another in the open space between Fogwell Road and the A420).
    • Equipment suitable for older children and adults includes Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) at Louie Memorial Upper Field and St Andrew’s Church, a basketball hoop at Pinnocks Way Playground & Recreation Area, a Trim Trail at Louie Memorial Upper Field and a bmx bike course plus exercise equipment at Fogwell Road Recreation Ground.
    • Playing Fields are sited at Fogwell Road Recreation Ground and Louie Memorial Upper Field. For details on hiring the LMPF football pitch click on the image below:



Further details about the sites where these facilities are located can be found on the Playgrounds, parks & other open spaces page.