About the park
It 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.
A footpath surrounds the park which is accessible to all and suitable for the majority of manual and electric wheelchairs. There is level access from North Park Road and Emm Lane to the park. Wheelchair users may require assistance to access all areas.
Statue of Titus Salt, moved to the park from the Town Hall in 1896.
- "City park voted best in Britain". BBC. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
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- Bradford District Parks: Lister Park
- City of Bradford: Images of Lister Park.
- Haworth-village.org.uk: 360 degree spinning panorama of Lister Park.
- City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council: Lister Park page.
- Yorkshiredailyphoto.com: Images of funfair at Lister Park, 2009.
- Qype: Reviews of Lister Park for families with kids.
- West Yorkshire Police: report of crime in Lister Park, 2008.
- Bradford.gov.uk: Images of Lister Park, including an original one of the stag sculpture.
- Ben-network.org.uk: Article on the Mughal Garden in the context of the local community.
- Telegraph & Argus: Article on the Friends of Lister Park, who recently got the lion sculptures returned to the park, 6 June 2009.