Holden Park (Oakworth Park)

Holden Park (known locally as Oakworth Park) is absolutely unique, with grottoes and caves twining around the bowling green, just beyond the entrance to the park. With lots of nooks and crannies to explore, the park transforms from magical caves to open parkland, then into woodlands beyond. The park has to be visited to have its distinctiveness properly appreciated.

Visitor photos

For more visitor photos check out our Bradford Parks flickr group

Useful Information

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Address

Oakworth (Holden) Park, Colne Road/Keighley Road, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 7PB

Opening times

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

Access

Access is via Oakworth Road or Highfield Lane. Unfortunately there is only very limited wheelchair and pushchair access.

Directions

By Car

From Keighley Town Centre follow the B6143 Oakworth Road to Oakworth, the park is on the right hand side as you enter Oakworth Village.

By Bus

Bus route number 717 travels along Keighley Road/Chapel Lane and stops opposite the park at Dockroyd Lane. For bus timetable information contact Metro on 0113 2457676 or www.wymetro.com. Information is also available on the Keighley and District buses website or on 01535 603284.

Facilities

Fenced in Play Area

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

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 Mel Smith (Area Parks Manager) on 01535 618068 for more information.

Friends of Group

Oakworth (Holden) 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.

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 Oakworth (Holden) Park Route one (PDF 412kb) and Route two (PDF 436kb).

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

Maintenance

Help us to maintain this area by reporting any problems to the Area Parks Manager Mel Smith, on 01535 618068 or email mel.smith@bradford.gov.uk.