Bradford has unlimited natural beauty, from our community parks to our wonderful walking trails. There’s no shortage of reasons to enjoy the outdoors in our city.
Callahan Park is an approximately 28-acre park within walking distance of the Bradford Area High School, School Street Elementary School, and the Bradford Regional Medical Center. The Bradford Area School District and local childcare agencies use the park for recreational purposes. Park amenities include an indoor ice rink, two pools and a pool house, a splash park, a playground, three basketball courts, four tennis courts (which include pickleball courts), and three baseball fields. There are two pavilions within the park that can be rented for celebrations or special events.
Hanley Park, located on Davis Street, is a small park with a skate park, basketball court, playground equipment for young children, and an exercise area for adults. The Tuna Valley Trails connect to the park, allowing for further exercise opportunities.
Veterans Square is located at the head of Main Street. The space was created as an open meeting area by the town’s founders and has been home to a gazebo since the early 1890s. The current gazebo was built as part of a revitalization project completed in 2022. Veterans Square also is home to commemorative stones honoring local veterans. Veterans Square has hosted annual Memorial Day ceremonies for over 100 years and can be rented for special occasions.
Trail is a 3-mile loop on finely crushed limestone with near-level grade that makes for easy walking. A trail head with off-road parking is located on the north side of Bolivar Drive between Route 219 and Tuna Creek.
This trail is an easy 3.4 mile loop trail that is paved and it makes use of the sidewalks in town to link the city’s parks and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford campus to the Historic District of Bradford.
This trail is a 1.4 mile point-to-point trail, paved and with gentle grades near the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford campus. With plenty of parking available, the trailhead is along Campus Drive across from the Kessel Athletic Complex. The trail follows the west branch of the Tunungwant Creek and features a stocked trout stream with bridges, benches, and a gazebo..