Green Flag Award
Botley High Street recreation ground has been awarded a Green Flag. The High Street Recreation Ground is centrally located in Botley and provides valuable leisure and recreation amenities for the local community and surrounding area. The site is approximately 4.89 hectares in size. The park has been open as a public recreation ground for 124 years and the original site has since been substantially extended.
During the last ten years a significant programme of renewals and improvements has aimed to raise the quality of all the facilities to meet the expectations of visitors. Facilities include meeting rooms, public toilets, car park, play area and teen shelter, football pitches, cricket table, and astro-turf sports pitch for football and tennis, changing rooms and basketball court. Visual amenities include formal and informal planting, broad areas of lawn and a variety of trees. The southern boundary of the recreation ground provides access to public footpaths leading to Manor Farm Country Park.
Botley Parish Council has prepared a long term management plan for the recreation ground and to confirm its commitment to the future of the site was given a Green Flag award in 2012.