Cartwright Hall is the centrepiece of the park.
|Location||Bradford, West Yorkshire|
|Operated by||Bradford Parks Service|
|Status||Open all year|
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.
An open air swimming pool, the Lister Park Lido was added to the park in 1915. Although it was very popular in its early years, by the 1930s the public were losing interest in the facility which no longer met the standards of hygiene they expected. In response to proposals made by the baths committee, the council carried out a modernisation scheme in 1937 which involved the instalation of a filtration, sterilisation and heating plant. A cafe was also added. The Lido was reopened in May 1939. Popularity of the Lido waned over time and by 1982 repairs to the value of £60,000 were needed. The Lido closed in 1983 and was demolished in 1991.
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.
It was voted Britain's Best Park for 2006, and nominated for the Best Park In Europe 2006.
Statue of Titus Salt, moved to the park from the town hall in 1896.
- "9. Lister Park" (PDF). Bradford Metropolitan District Council. p. 217. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- "Lister Park - Park - Bradford-West Yorkshire". Visit Bradford. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
- "Heyday of Lister Park Lido". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
- "Bradford Parks & Landscape Service - Lister Park". www.bradforddistrictparks.org. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
- "City park voted best in Britain". BBC. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lister Park.|
- Bradford District Parks: Lister Park
- City of Bradford: Images of Lister Park.
- Telegraph & Argus: Article on the Friends of Lister Park, who recently got the lion sculptures returned to the park, 6 June 2009.
- Bradford Timeline: Sir Titus Salt Details of history, designers and sculptors of Titus Salt monument.