Banbury's People's Park



People’s Park is a delightful and beautiful open space in the heart of Banbury.


It is the town’s premier park and is loved by generations of Banbury families. It’s a place where residents of all ages can go for relaxation, peace and play. There are spacious grassed areas where people can sit, relax and enjoy picnics and there are dedicated areas for play and exercise. Well-stocked flower beds surround the lawns and glorious trees provide shade when it’s sunny and shelter when it’s wet. It is fascinating to see how the colours change season to season. The park is on a gentle slope which provides panoramic views of the magnificent facility.


Banbury Town Council owns and maintains the park and continues to improve its already superb facilities.
Attractions include tennis courts, aviary, children’s play area, multi-use games area, fitness equipment, bowling green, walled garden, and the war memorial.


People’s Park is a stone’s throw from the Banbury Cross and one entrance is just across the road from St Mary’s Church. 

Peoples Park main entrance is located off of Warwick Road, with other entrances from Bath Road and the Leys. 
The address for the park is –


Peoples Park, Warwick Rd, Banbury OX16 0AD


We offer free parking to park users located on the Bath Road entrance the address being -


Bath Road Car Park, Bath Road, Banbury, OX16 0TD


The Café at Peoples Park

The café, near the Warwick Road entrance opened in 2022, provides drinks and light refreshments to park goers all year round. It was a project that re-used and redeveloped an old building not in use and has now become a key feature within the park.


The Aviary 

The Aviary is a much loved feature within the park providing a home to various birds such as budgies and cockatiels. The birds are lovingly cared for by our park rangers.  


The War Memorial 

The wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial on Remembrance Day each year is a poignant tribute to those who lost their lives in two world wars and later conflicts. 

People's Park Tennis Court area


The Tennis Courts 

There are two free of charge Tennis courts within the park.  


The Rose Garden 

 A formal rose garden in the heart of the park, that hosts planting-in-the-park – a competition in which local primary schools compete against to see which school can design and plant the best flower bed.


The Public Toilets 

 The toilets (including disabled and baby changing) are inside the walled garden which itself is undergoing transformation to return it to its original form when it was part of the Neithrop House estate.



The Multi Use Games Area 

 The Multi-use Games Area (MUGA) is available for a multitude of activities such as Basketball. 


The Bowling Green 

The Bowling Green is home to Banbury Borough Bowls club. Details of their fixtures and memberships can be found here  


The Open Green Space 

The park is home to many majestic statement trees some of which were part of the private gardens of Niethrop House. There is also a wild flower meadow and a cherry tree walk that is a spectacle during spring when in full bloom.

Peoples Park Community Pavilion

Tucked away by the walled garden in Peoples Park is our Community Pavilion which is available to hire for parties, training and meetings. 


For pricing please see our Fees & Charges HERE


To hire this space please book via our online booking system