Friends of Horton Park

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History of the Horton Park

Horton Park is a public park in Bradford, England, located to the west of the city in Great Horton. It was opened on 25 May 1878 on land purchased by Bradford Council in 1873. The park was designed by William Gay landscape gardener and surveyor. The park provides bowling greens, and a children’s play area, as well as floral decorations. Bradford Council retain ownership of the park but, the park is primarily looked after by Glendale on contract. The bowling greens are open to the public from April to September each year. Vehicular access to the park is by permit only.

Friends of Horton Park

The Friends of Horton Park (FOH) is an independent voluntary group that works in partnership with Bradford Council and others to ensure that our park is safe, attractive and well-used. The Friends of Horton Park:
  • encourage everyone, young and old, to use, value and look after the park
  • provide a recognised channel through which users of the park are involved in decisions made about the park
  • work for practical improvements to the park to ensure that it is a safe place with appropriate amenities

Why not join us?

By joining the Friends of Horton Park, you can:
  • Show your support for the park
  • Keep in touch with developments and activities
  • Have a say in future plans for the park
  • Contribute to making the park attractive and well-used
As a member you will:
  • Receive regular information about park issues, events and activities
  • Have the chance to comment on key issues relating to the park
  • Be invited to open meetings and social events organised by the Friends
  • Have an opportunity to help plan and organise projects and activities
  • Have a vote at the Annual General Meeting and help elect the committee
  • Be able to stand for election to the committee
To join, just fill in your information here [contact us].

Our Committee

The Friends of Horton Park is run by a committee chosen each year at our Annual General Meeting in March.   Anyone can come to the FOH but only members can vote or be elected to the committee.  Please contact us if you are interested in joining the committee or would just like to find out more about what’s involved. Current committee members are:
  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair:
  • Secretary:
  • Treasurer:
Committee members can be co-opted during the year, so please contact us at any time if you are interested in joining or would like more information.