Peel Park

Peel Park is the well-deserved holder of a Green Flag award, showcasing some of Bradford’s event major events. A lake and large areas of open parkland are perfect for informal recreation and quiet contemplation, with the children’s play area and skate area ensuring there is something on offer for everyone.

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Useful Information

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Peel Park, Bolton Road, BD2 4

Opening times

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


You can access the park from Cliffe Road, Bolton Road, Park Cliffe Road & Lister Lane. There are some steep paths in the park, but the majority of the paths are fairly flat and wheelchair friendly.


By Car

From Bradford City Centre, take Barkerend Road. Turn left onto Otley Road, then left onto the A658 Otley Road. Turn left at Cliffe Road. The entrance to the park is on your right, and the car park can be accessed through this main gate.

By Bus

Several buses from Bradford City Centre stop near Peel Park, including the 612, 640, 641. For bus timetable information contact Metro on 0113 2457676 or


Car Park

The car park free to use and is situated next to the bowling green and can be accessed from Cliffe Road. Not always open.

Fenced in Play Area

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

Multi Activity Community Area

Free to use, open 24 hours. Area includes: 5-a-side, Basketball, Cricket.
Skate Park. Free to use, open 24 hours. Includes a half pipe.


Open 14.00-16.00, Tuesday – Sunday, summertime only. 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. Contact the club direct if you are interested in joining. 


Peel Park Café is located next to the bowling greens, tennis court & skate parks. You can hire the cafe out for birthday parties, meetings, gatherings, events and celebrations. Opening times may vary.


Anyone can use the tennis courts. Standard charges apply


There is a nice lake in the park with a path encircling it.

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 ring; 01274 431548 for further information. Please be aware the pitches are probably booked up by teams on the weekend, and that a waiting list applies.

Friends of Group

Peel 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. Contact the group direct if you are interested in joining.  Visit the Friends website for more information.


Bradford Mela

Bradford Mela is one of the largest held in Europe, with stages spread throughout Peel Park hosting a huge variety of acts and artists. Spectacular street theatre, delicious food stalls and a host of amazing goodies are on offer, with all entertainment completely free. For more information on the Mela, visit the Mela website.


You can download a leaflet detailing 4 walks in and around Peel Park. Walks in Parks and Woodlands - Peel Park (PDF 1.2mb) A leaflet with a further two short walks can also be downloaded here. Walks in Parks- Peel Park (PDF 336kb) These leaflets are also available from Information Shops.

If you are interested in the history of Peel Park, you might like to download this document which contains detailed information about the park.
History of Peel Park (PDF 20kb)


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