Albert Park, Middlesbrough

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Albert Park is an open access, free public park, located in Middlesbrough, in the borough of Middlesbrough and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. The park has been granted the Green Flag Award by the Civic Trust.HistoryThe town's first mayor and MP, Henry Bolckow, first proposed the idea of a public park for the residents of Middlesbrough, dubbed the 'People's Park' in its conception. Bolckow was particularly conscious of the need to provide a "green lung" to ease the plight of the burgeoning industrial population of a town which was granted its charter of incorporation in 1853.In 1864, Bolckow bought land off Linthorpe Road and presented it to Middlesbrough Borough Council for use as a public park. An agreement drawn up between Bolckow and the Council in 1865 specified that the park should be called Albert Park and that £3000 should be spent on laying it out. Work commenced in 1865 to a design by William Barratt, using trees and shrubs from his nursery in Wakefield.Albert Park was officially opened by Prince Arthur of Connaught (seventh child of Queen Victoria) on 11 August 1868, the park being named after his father Prince Albert.
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  • The play areas used to be way more interesting for children-- now stripped down to the absolute basics. The rest of the park has a sense of charm but there's room for a lot more improvement; I remembe...  more »
  • Albert Park is situated near to the city centre. It has a multitude of monuments and walks. It a typical park with avenues of trees. I did the 5k Park Run here and found it quite hard and fast.  more »
  • Me & my partner went to Linthorpe to stay with our best friend, he's got 2 dogs so we were taking them for walks each day & we often went to Albert Park. Such a lovely place. Especially on the Friday ...  more »
  • Lovely place to hang out. It's big and has a lot of green places. There's a gazebo and a fountain in the middle.
  • Very big & beautiful with lake at the far back, with a museum just outside the front entrance. Good for ceremonial pictures, family visit or chilling out with friends. Best during the summer :)
  • Lovely park lots of memories of war hero's. And statues all around. Nice lake skateboarding and cafe
  • A large open space for all uses. Having a variety of parks, seating areas & monuments. Very nice, quiet & wildlife friendly with dog walkers too. Worth a visit on a bright day!!
  • Albert park is a wonderful place to visit with mature parkland throughout. There is a skate rink for the bold, bowling for the skilled and leisurely walks for all. On the downside there has been worrying reports of imagrant gangs threatning people for goods of late. Hence the loss of star ratings.
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