Lister Park, Bradford

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Lister Park is a picturesque public park in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, between Manningham, Heaton and Frizinghall. It has won various national awards.About the parkIt is situated about a mile outside the city centre on Manningham Lane, the main road between Bradford and Shipley. It is one of the city's largest parks and was donated to the City of Bradford by Samuel Cunliffe Lister, who built Lister's Mill. The park has been successfully renovated in recent years. The lake has been re-opened for boats and a Mughal Water Garden constructed. There are also tennis and basketball courts, bowling greens and a children's playground.Lister Park contains the Cartwright Hall art gallery, where permanent and temporary exhibitions of modern and traditional art can be seen.It was voted Britain's Best Park for 2006, and nominated for the Best Park In Europe 2006.
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  • Lovely very large park, with lots of interesting things to see.It also has a boating lake. We visited last week, but we will visit again in the spring. We took our Granddaughters It was great for them...  more »
  • Best park ive been to. I just live up the road from it and 25 years on still love it. The lakes and gardens are so beautiful and the mughal gardens with the fountains are also beautiful. Massive play ...  more »
  • Lovely park with boating lake and cafe. I came here (and still do) for Parkruns on a Saturday morning. If you want a nice gentle stroll round though this is a lovely well kept park.  more »
  • I've always enjoyed a walk in Lister Park. On a recent visit we hired a pedalo and had a nice meander round the lake amongst the ducks and geese. There's also a playground and Cartwright Hall, which not only has art exhibitions but also puts on the occasional concert. Well worth a visit.
  • We went on a day there was a fair. Rides were priced well with a good mix for children young and older. Kids had a brilliant time. Cartwright hall museum is in the grounds of the park, a cafe and boats that are very overly priced. Overall it's a lovely park for picnics, jogging and walks. Lovely playground area with swings, slides and climbing frames. There's plenty to keep the kids entertained. Cartwright Hall attracts a lot of visitors as well as school trips. There is a beautiful Mughul Garden with water falls and fountains.
  • Very diverse and well used public park. Best time to go to absorb the serene element is early morning. Lots activities like skyride during weekends.
  • Kind area for spending time on fresh air with family. Nice botanic garden and plenty of grass. Place to play tennis. Saturdays morning you can try Park Run. Good for running but must be prepared for concrete way.
  • Lovely park to wander through, boating lake,cafe. Cartwright Hall Art Gallery well worth a visit to see the latest Hockney exhibition. Thoroughly enjoyed my last visit.

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