Headington Hill Park

The park is one of the many Oxford green spaces, but is special in also being a fabulous free access arboretum covering 20 acres. It contains a wide variety of rare and exotic trees and at the entrance, you will find an informative welcome notice board. The park is ideal for picnics, dog walking, secret assignations or taking a detour off Headington Road as you head down to the city centre or up to Headington. The park links nicely to a stunning walk along Mesopotamia to University Parks or a circular walk through South Park with its famous view of the Dreaming Towers of Oxford. Look in our Jewels menu for a bit about e.g. birds, our history, flowers, geology and others.

What FoHHP do:

The Friends work in co-operation with the Oxford Parks Department and we are a voice representing park users. We help protect the special nature of this lovely park for the future. We cherish the park for its tranquillity and for being home to an unusually wide variety of trees. Membership of FoHHP is open to everyone for a small annual subscription. FoHHP is run by a volunteer committee. As a member, you will be contacted, for instance, to invite you to join us for our annual tree planting, for work days, the AGM and any other activities that we may be involved with in the park.

Our aim is to represent the community of park users We want to enhance the former arboretum status of the park with the provision and upkeep of new and existing trees and plants. We assist with the general maintenance of the park.

The committee

CHAIRMAN              Ian Gourlay

SECRETARY            Patrick Denby (interim)

TREASURER            Helen Hewlett

MEMBERS/MEDIA  Patrick Denby

SOCIAL                     vacant


PUBLICITY           John Marjot

GENERAL Sophie Huxley