Harold Park

Harold Park is one of the district’s Green Flag parks, and is a hub of the local community with the Friends of Harold Park group organising a variety of events throughout the year. With a wide number of activities on offer, from Bowls to Fishing, this park is a great place for the whole family.

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Useful Information

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Harold Park, Park Road, BD12

Opening times

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


Harold Park can be accessed from Park Road or Cemetery Road. There are wheelchair accessible footpaths throughout the park, including one encircling the lake.


By Car

Follow the A641 Manchester Road out from Bradford City Centre. Turn right onto Lower School Street, then right onto Park Road.

By Bus

Bus numbers 622, 626 and 363 from Bradford City Centre stop outside Harold Park. For bus timetable information contact Metro on 0113 2457676 or www.wymetro.com.


Car Park

There is a free car park situated off Park Road.

Fenced in Play Area

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


There are two beautiful lakes in the park with nice walks around them. Contact  landscape.services@bradford.gov.uk  for fishing rights and permits. Fees apply.


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 contact the bowls club direct.

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 contact landscape.services@bradford.gov.uk. Please be aware the pitches are probably booked up by teams on the weekend, and that a waiting list applies.

Trim Trail

This is a free exercise circuit that can be used by adults and children alike.

Friends of Group

Harold Park has an active Friends of Group which operates with the aim of helping to care, enhance, protect and broaden the enjoyment of their local Park. If you are interested in joining, the group would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Nanette Metcalf (Development Officer) on 01274 433828 for further details. Visit the Friends website for more information.


You can download a leaflet detailing 4 short walks in and around Harold & Wibsey Park. Walks in Parks and Woodlands - Harold Park & Wibsey Park (PDF 393kb) This leaflet is also available from Information Shops.


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