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Lister Park

Address: Lister Park, North Park Road, BD9 4NR

Opening times: All the time 


Admission: Free


Detail: Lister Park is one of the Bradford’s largest parks and was donated to the City of Bradford by Samuel Cunliffe Lister, an English inventor and industrialist, who built Lister’s Mill, which was the largest silk factory in the world.  

Wheelchair/Pram friendly: The footpath around the park is wheel friendly. There is also level access from North Park Road and Emm Lane to the park.


Additional activities: There is a fenced in play area with modern play equipment. There are also areas for basketball, football, tennis and cricket, which are free to use. Bowls and boating on the lake takes place between April and September. There are also a number of gardens to explore, including a Mughal Water Garden and finally, you will find an art gallery within Cartwright Hall.

Parking and any fees: The car park is free to use and is open from 7am until dusk. There is additional disabled parking for visitors to Cartwright Hall at the rear of the building and also in the bowls pavilion car park.


Facilities and refreshment options: There is a privately run café in the Lister Park boat house, which is open April - September 12 noon -7pm and October 11am - 5pm (weekends only). There are also toilets (including disabled) on Oak Lane that cost 20p. Free toilets (including disabled) are available in the boating pavilion & Cartwright Hall (when they are open).

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