City Park's mirror pool and fountains
City Park is a high-quality, six-acre public space in the heart of Bradford which contains the largest man-made water feature in any UK city.
A grand opening was held in March 2012 and attended by tens of thousands of people.
City Park provides a superb landscape comprising fountains, trees and attractive green spaces making an ideal environment for walking, relaxing and quiet contemplation. It is a critical part of Bradford’s regeneration and has been designed to bring jobs and prosperity to Bradford by attracting visitors and businesses into the district and helping to create the landscape for future investment.
City Park's 4,000sq m mirror pool features more than 100 fountains, including the tallest in any UK city at 30m (100ft), laser light projectors and mist effects. This unique feature reflects and showcases the Grade 1-listed City Hall and sets Bradford apart. City Park, and the mirror pool in particular, is an adaptable environment which is capable of holding events such as carnivals, markets, theatre productions, screenings and community festivals.
Film of City Park construction from start to finish
City Park in numbers:
- 24,690 sq m (six acres or 2.5 hectares) – area of the park
- 600 cubic m – volume of the mirror pool
- 30m – height the central geyser fountain spray can reach
- 4,000 sq m – approximate size of the mirror pool
- 100 – total number of fountains
- 40 – number of low-power fountains for children’s enjoyment
- 20km – length of utilities redirected
- 230m – depth of the water bore hole
The plan of City Park
For more detailed information, see the Frequently Asked Questions or visit the City Park YouTube channel. You can also receive updates via the City Park Twitter account and City Park Facebook Page.