West Park, Girlington

West Park is a friendly community park, offering the opportunity to get involved in a number of leisure activities for the whole family. Perfect for a relaxed stroll, an entertaining game of bowls, or more energetic game of basketball, make the most of the fresh air and enjoy your local park.

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Useful Information

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West Park, West Park Road, Girlington, BD8

Opening times

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


A footpath surrounds the park which is accessible to all and is suitable for pedestrians and the majority of manual and electric wheelchairs. There is parking available on the roads that surround the park. There is no access to unauthorised vehicles.


By car

West Park is approximately 2 miles from Bradford City Centre. Follow the B6145 Thornton Road out from Bradford City Centre, then take a slight right at West Park Road.

By bus

Several bus routes go up Thornton Road, including the 616, 607, 697. Alight at the corner of West Park Road. For bus timetable information contact Metro on 0113 2457676 or www.wymetro.com


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.


Open 1 - 5pm from April until September. Anyone can use the bowling green. You pay your bowls fee onsite at the bowls hut. You can also hire equipment here for a deposit of £5. Standard charges apply. Booking the green is recommended - Please ring 01274 431564 for further details. If you are interested in joining the bowls club please contact the club direct. 

Football Pitch

Open 24 hours. Free, but charges apply for club football use. If you are interested in letting this pitch for club football please contact Simon Drake (Area Parks Manager) on 01274 431564 for further information.


There is a circular walk of approximately 650m, with benches and litter bins.

Veterans Hut

Hired out to clubs. For further information please contact Simon Drake (Area Parks Manager) on 01274 431564. This facility is used by the bowls and veterans association.


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