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.

Visitor photos

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Useful Information

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Address

Harold Park, Park Road, BD12

Opening times

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

Access

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

Directions

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.

Facilities

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.

Lake/Fishing

There are two beautiful lakes in the park with nice walks around them. Contact Dave Elcock (Area Manager) on 01274 432663, for fishing rights and permits. Fees apply.

Bowls

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 you can contact Dave Elcock (Area Parks Manager) on 01274 432663 for more information.

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 Dave Elcock (Area Parks Manager) on 01274 432663 for further information. 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.

Downloads

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.

Maintenance

Help us to maintain this area by reporting any problems to the Area Parks and Landscape Manager on 01274 432663 or email dave.elcock@bradford.gov.uk