Myrtle Park

Myrtle Park has something to offer to everyone. From the new and top-class skate park, to the aviary with entertaining parakeets, this large and beautiful park is well worth taking the time to explore. Why not come and sit by the river for an hour or two - and bring a picnic? Host to the flagship Bingley Music Live, Myrtle Park is big and beautiful.

Visitor photos

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Useful Information

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Address

Myrtle Park, Myrtle Place, BD16

Opening times

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

Access

A footpath surrounds the park which is accessible to all. There is level access from the main road.

Directions

By car

Myrtle Park is a located centrally in Bingley. From Main Street follow Myrtle Place. The park entrance is by Bingley swimming baths.

By bus

Several buses including the 662, 619, 622 and 760 stop on the main street in Bingley, which is only a short walk from the park. For bus timetable information contact Metro on 0113 2457676 or www.wymetro.com

By Train

Bingley is on the Leeds/Carlisle line and the Airedale line, and it has many frequent services including to and from Leeds, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley and Bradford. For train timetable information contact Metro on 0113 2457676 or www.wymetro.com

Facilities

Fenced in Play Area

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

Skate Park

Free to use, open 24 hours. Includes a half pipe and rails.

Bowls

Open in the afternoons from April until September. 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. Booking the green is recommended

Tennis

Equipment can be hired from the bowls club when it is open in the afternoon. Standard charges apply. If the bowls hut is shut and the courts are not in use by the tennis club, anyone can play for free.

Flower Gardens

Myrtle Park contains some beautifully stocked flower gardens throughout the park.

Bandstand

The bandstand concert dates are on during the summer months.

 

If your band is interested in playing on the bandstand please ring  on 01274 4334769 or email landscapes.services@bradford.gov.uk

Café

Café in the park is open during the summer months 7 days a week from 9am - 5pm(ish).  Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the Winter, except school holidays (open 7 days).  For more information please ring John on 07881108577 - Tarquin's Tea Rooms.  Open also for Bingley Music Live, Bingley Show and other events in the Park.

River

A river meanders through the park and fishing is available on it.

Fishing

Fishing licenses can be obtained from local fishing and tackle shops. More information about rates and regulations can be found on Bingley Angling Club’s website.

Bingley Show venue

The Bingley Show is an agricultural show that comes annually to Myrtle Park. There is more information on The Bingley Show website, or you can ring them on 01274 564400 (open most Wednesday’s 9.30am - 1pm), or you can email the organisers secretary@bingleyshow.co.uk

Bingley Music Live

An extremely reasonably priced live music festival organised by the Parks events team and held on the first weekend in September. More information can be found on the Bingley Music Live website.

Downloads

Walks

Sport Keighley have designed a number of routes that take in Parks Across the north of Bradford District.  Download the routes that include Myrtle Park Route one (PDF 420kb), Route two (PDF 440kb) and Route three (PDF 564kb).

For all the Keighley Walkways maps please go to the Sport Keighley website.

Maintenance

Help us to maintain this area by reporting any problems to  landscape.services@bradford.gov.uk