Bowling Park

Bowling Park is a large and leafy park with something for everyone. With a great view over the city centre, its slopes are perfect for sledging in the winter, or running around exuberantly in summer. Pack up a picnic, and head down with the family to enjoy this lovely park.

Visitor photos

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Useful Information

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Bowling Park, Bowling Hall Road, BD4 7TL

Opening times

All Bradford District Parks are open 365 days a year, 24 hours.




Access to the park is available from the roads surrounding the park - Parkside Road, Burras Road, Bowling Hall Road, Bowling Park Drive. There are good wheelchair accessible paths throughout the park.


By Car

From Bradford city centre head onto Manchester Road. Turn left onto Mill Lane. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Prospect Street. Turn right onto Hall Lane, follow the road uphill, then turn right at Bowling Hall Road. Bowling Park is on your right hand side.

By Bus

Buses 253, 620, 624 and 618 all stop on Bowling Hall Road for easy access to the park. For bus timetable information contact Metro on 0113 2457676 or


Fenced in Play Area

Free to use, open 24 hours. No entry allowed to persons over 14 unless supervising a child.


Open 10.00-16.00, Tuesday – Sunday, April - October. Anyone can use the bowling green. You pay your bowls fee onsite at the bowls hut which is run by the Bowls Club. Standard charges apply. If you are interested in joining the bowls club please contact the club direct. 


Anyone can use the tennis courts. Standard charges apply.

Pitch & Putt

Free to play, anyone can turn up and play. Your own equipment is required.

Sports Pitch

Open 24 hours. Free to use, but charges apply for club use. These pitches are let out to various teams. If you are interested in letting this pitch for club use please email further information. Please be aware the pitches are probably booked up by teams on the weekend, and that a waiting list applies.


You can download a leaflet detailing 3 short walks in and around Bowling Park. Walks in Parks and Woodlands – Bowling Park (PDF 328kb). This leaflet is also available from Information Shops.

If you are interested in the history of Bowling Park (PDF 16kb), you might like to download this document which contains detailed information about the park.


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