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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  • This is a stunning park laid out more than 100 years ago around the Cartwright Gallery which in itself is very much worthwhile visiting. There are many lovely trees, flowerbeds, Victorian monuments an...  more »
  • Wow what a beautiful park. I haven't been here for years, but I won't be leaving it too long to go again. Lovely well maintained grounds - we only did the play area and Cartwright hall but there is a ...  more »
  • Great big park with lots of free parking inside and outside Two children's playground areas - one for toddlers and younger, another for older children Went on a boat ride - beautiful pedal boating in ...  more »
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  • 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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