The University’s Security Services team keeps order in University Parks and enforces the Parks' rules. Security Services can be contacted on 01865 272944 or on 01865 289999 in an emergency. Alternatively, there is an emergency telephone at the South Lodge in a grey box next to the front door. After picking up the handset, press 4 to speak directly with the Security team.
It is essential that all visitors understand and adhere to our guidelines and ensure that they leave University Parks by closing time.
Please consider your personal safety and the safety of others at all times
The Parks’ rules help to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff. The most critical of these are detailed below, however any inappropriate behaviour, including misuse or damage to University property, will be referred to the University’s Security Services team.
Please note that all Oxford University Security Officers and University Parks staff have the authority to cycle through University Parks to enable them to carry out their duties.
Always protect University Parks and its natural environment
Any behaviour which causes, or threatens to cause, damage to University property or the Parks’ environment is strictly prohibited. Please be aware of the following:
The public are not allowed to remove wild animals, plants, flowers or seeds
Fishing in the waters adjoining the Parks is by permit only (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sale of goods within the Parks, or at the entrances to the Parks, is by permit only (email requests to: email@example.com or write to Administration Officer, University Parks, South Lodge, South Parks Road, OX1 3RF)
Sports pitches must not be used for unauthorised games. Areas for informal games are marked by white posts
Sound amplification systems are not permitted in the Parks