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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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  • We go here all the time, it's free, the kids love the boating lake, and feeding the ducks. The council have done their best to try and wreck the kids play areas by removing the play frames. The other ...  read more »
  • Trying to get rid of a few pounds so I have started to walk and one place that I can get to from home is Albert Park. It is a great place to go and there are areas for letting the dog off the lead. Th...  read more »
  • great for fun day out. . Small kiddies quad bikes £1 coin to operate. Rowing boats/ swan boats.. Fishing at pond. Huge duck pond.. ( safely fenced in ) roller skate park. Children's park suitable swin...  read more »
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