Since the Masterplan for Bradford city centre was launched in 2003, City Park has been seen as a critical part of Bradford’s regeneration. After extensive consultation with the public and investment community, the current designs are the latest translation of that vision. You can view a presentation explaining the history of the City Park scheme.
City Park plan from the 2003 Masterplan
City Park NDF Bowl Plan from 2006
City Park 2007 Planning Application Plan
In July 2009, Bradford Council announced funding for the scheme. The scheme is jointly funded by Bradford Council, Yorkshire Forward and the Regional Transport Board. Construction of City Park started on site in December 2009.
Final plan of City Park
Education Documents Education Presentations
Engaging with the city's future residents is paramount to the future success of the scheme. The educational resources on these pages are designed to engage schools and community groups in the exciting changes that are happening in the city centre and to explore creative learning and links to the curriculum.
You can read documents that will give you lots of ideas of how you can use the city park as an educational project and presentations that you can download to use as part of your lessons.
Connecting culture and regeneration in the world's first City of Film
The Arts of Place - a creative programme of temporary artworks, events and learning, designed to involve everyone and to raise the cultural profile of Bradford’s landmark regeneration project, City Park.
As part of the programme, six artists developed a series of temporary artworks for City Park during its construction period, creating an exhibition of films, sculpture and performance from 7th to 15th October 2010 - connecting culture and regeneration in the world’s first City of Film.
Alongside development of these artworks three key events have taken place. These events aimed to explore and debate how regeneration and arts professionals can work together successfully and the value of involving artists in the ongoing procession of regeneration.
View the film about the Arts of Place programme and exhibition.