Additional information about City Park


What and where is City Park?

City Park is an outdoor public space in the heart of Bradford city centre. It is used as a leisure area by those visiting the city centre, it is also available to book for events, promotional activity or commercial use. Surrounded by cafes and restaurants on one side and the iconic Bradford City Hall to the other it is well positioned for community engagement.

Are there plenty of toilet facilities?

Yes, the site has permanent toilet facilities open Monday to Sunday, 8.30am to 6pm (seasonal hours may apply)

During specific events additional temporary toilets are often added.

Is there an ATM /cash machine at the site?

There are multiple cash facilities available very close by.

How can I travel to and from City Park?

By bus: A number of bus routes pass through the city centre and stop in close proximity to City Park. For all bus service timetable and further information please contact West Yorkshire Metro on 0113 245 7676 or visit

By rail: Bradford Forster Square and Bradford Interchange train stations are less than a 5 minute walk away from City Park.

For train services and timetable information visit

By car: A variety of street and secure parking options are available very close by. NCP and Broadway carparks are both less than a five minute walk.

Is there a pick up/drop off point or a taxi rank?

There are designated taxi ranks located nearby.

How accessible is City Park?

As venue owners Bradford Council aims to provide an accessible and inclusive facility for all events taking place on City Park.

City Park is a city centre outdoor public space built as a hard-standing paved area. The venue is easily accessible from all sides with level or sloped access.

Can vehicles get on City Park?

All vehicles accessing City Park need to seek permission in advance. It is generally a pedestrian area only, loading and unloading is permitted.

Can I turn off the water fountains if I want to hire the space?

Yes the fountains can be turned off or made to play it different sequences, this can be discussed in detail with the events team.

Can I use the mirror pool as part of my event?

The water can be turned on or off and the mirror pool can be used as an additional space. The weight allowance on the mirror pool is limited and must be confirmed in advance, a specific driving route must also be taken to protect the fountains.