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Lister Park Boating Lake

To the north side of the park is a  serpentine lake with four islands. The lake is fed by a stream running around the Botanical Garden. The ‘Green Flag’ park has recently been renovated around the boating lake and botanic gardens with £3.2m help from the National Lottery. 

Lister park boating pavillion


To hire a boat go to the ticket office window. Row & Peddle Boat - £10 per half hour for 2 people. An Additional £2 per extra person (up to 5 per boat)  £13 family ticket up to 5 persons per half hour.  Open from April - September, 12 noon - 7pm. October 11am - 5pm (Weekends only). 75p per extra person (up to 4 per boat). Waiting times for boats may vary due to demand.  £5 deposit for all boats

Lister park moored boats
Lister park boating jetty


There is a privately run café in the Lister Park boat house. The café serves hot and cold drinks, food and ice-cream. Open April - September 12 noon -7pm. October 11am - 5pm (weekends only) subject to weather.

Lister park cafe coffee shop

A good variety of birds can usually be seen around the boating lake 

Lister park birds around lake
canada geese boating lake
Barnacle goose Lister park
Emden goose domestic goose
mallard duck lister park

and other wildlife ..

Squirrel Lister park Bradford UK

In the middle of the lake are four islands with a piece of art work on each one. 

The newest edition is a statue of Peter pan playing his pipes while the fairies, rabbits, squirrels and mice look on.

Peter pan statue Bradford UK
kissing couple lister park Bradford UK
lion lister park boating lake
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