Roberts Park has recently been restored with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund and various other partners and has won the prestigious Green Flag Award. There’s a brilliant new play area and skate park, as well as a beautiful bandstand where concerts are staged throughout the summer months. Come down for a stroll or relax on the grass and soak up the atmosphere of a cricket game.
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Roberts Park, Higher Coach Road, BD17
All Bradford District Parks are open 365 days a year, 24 hours.
A footpath surrounds the park which is accessible to all. There is level access from the main road.
From Shipley, follow the Otley Road (A6038) towards Baildon. Turn left along Green Lane, and follow the road as it turns into Coach Road then Higher Coach Road. Roberts Park is on the left hand side.
Bus numbers 626 and 624 stop just outside Roberts Park on Coach Road. Bus number 660 stops in Saltaire on the other side of the river from the park (a 5 minute walk away). Walk straight down Victoria Road towards Salts Mill. For bus timetable information contact Metro on 0113 2457676 or www.wymetro.com
Saltaire train station is just across the river from Roberts Park. Turn left downhill out of the station and follow the footbridge across the river. Trains stop in Saltaire from Leeds and from Bradford. For train timetable information contact Metro on 0113 2457676 or www.wymetro.com
The River Aire runs through Roberts Park with a ‘beach’ area designed to flood as the river level rises.
Detailed information on fishing in Roberts Park and fishing licenses can be found through Saltaire Angling Association.
Open throughout the year, the Half Moon Café in Roberts Park sells quality coffee, teas, Brymor ice cream and a range of home made hot and cold dishes. There is plenty of seating inside and out (wonderful on a sunny day!). The cafe welcomes everyone and has facilities for people with disabilities and parents with young children. For more information, visit their website.
Skate Park/Play Area
A brand new play area and skate park are also in the course of being built as part of the restoration.
The Bandstand concerts for 2013 are listed below. All concerts are from 2.30pm – 4pm
19 May BradfordMetropolitan Concert Band
26 May BeckfootSchoolof Music
2 June FairfaxConcert Singers
9 June The Hall Royd Band
6 June GMC Jazz Band
23 June TheYorkshireBand British Legion
30 June The Jolly Jivers of Ilkley
7 July Hot Aire Concert Band
14 July Voice Male
21 July Wilsden Band
28 July GMC Jazz
4 August Rainbow Morris
11 August GMC Jazz
18 August BradfordVoices Community Choir
25 August Fiddle n Feet
1 Sept Penny and the Sausages
8 Sept Timeless Swing Band
15 Sept OTRA
If your band is interested in playing on the bandstand, please contact Nanette Metcalf (Development Officer, Leisure Services) on 01274 433828 or you can email her firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Group
Friends of Roberts Park is an active 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 Assistant) on 01274 433828 for further details.
Help us to maintain this area by reporting any problems to the Area Parks Manager on 01274 437028 or email email@example.com