Lister Park play area

Discover your green escape

The Bradford district is home to forty four parks, including Baildon, Bingley, Cullingworth, Denholme, Ilkley, Shipley, Silsden, Keighley and Queensbury.

Welcome to Bradford District parks and greenspaces

We are lucky to have so many beautiful parks and greenspaces in the Bradford District. From small community parks ideal for a game of bowls or letting the kids burn energy in the play area to larger spaces of natural beauty that are bustling with wildlife, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. In many of the parks, it’s a delight to rediscover historical monuments and architecture that speak of a rich and ambitious past. Today, we continue to nurture and take pride in our parks and greenspaces. They provide us with moments of peace whilst walking the dog, times of companionship as we meet with friends, and opportunities to exercise while using the fitness equipment or hiking. Whatever our reasons for visiting, we can all discover our green escape any day of the week.

What's on

  • 23 March 2024 - 14 April 2024

    Easter Trail in the Prince of Wales Park

    Collect a map from the drinking fountain in the park or our website. Find all the cut-out eggs in the tree and collect the clues on the back of each...


  • 21 April 2024

    Countryside guided walk – Bluebells to Primrose Hill

    Meet Barbara Walker at 10:30am outside Ilkley Railway Station to see some of the best bluebells in our area. Mainly good woodland and field paths, one steady climb, two short...

    Location: See description

  • 14 May 2024

    Countryside guided walk – Kildwick

    Meet Daphne Allen at 11:00am outside Kildwick Church (bus 66 from Keighley, with difficult road crossing).  Walk mainly on field paths with gentle climbs and several stiles. Walk type: Circular...

    Location: See description

  • 11 June 2024

    Countryside guided walk – Nesfield/ Dean Beck/ Upper Austby

    Meet Howard Lloyd at 10.30am at the Old Bridge on the river Wharfe at the bottom of Stockeld Road Ilkley for a ramble which was cancelled early in 2024 because...

    Location: See description

  • 2 July 2024

    Countryside guided walk – Harewood’s Treasure House

    Meet Barbara Walker at 11:00am at the layby on the A659 just past Harewood village.  A gentle walk on good paths and parkland tracks with 2 stiles.  Good views of...

    Location: See description

Parks and greenspaces in the Bradford district

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