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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  • August 16, 2017
    Albert park is a Beautiful Park and area for a family day out with the Playground & the lake and such, take a picnic the kids can run wild and use up the excess energy  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Had a great day here on Monday in the sunshine .The children loved folder skating and then lunch in the cafe. Then feeding the ducks and next a ride on the swan boats at good price five pounds a boat....  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    This is a great park to take children to. You can also take the dog and let it have a good run. There is a small farm and a duck pond. It has a large car park and also has a variety of walks to be don...  more »
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  • 1st visit, absolutely beautiful park, very well maintained with some stunning features. I work with adults with learning difficulies & the staff in the cafe were so friendly & helpful. Definately worth a visit
  • Lovely park for a relaxed walk. Still remember the quote at the entrance: "Time by moments fly away, first the hour then the day." Enchanting place. Look forward to visit if chance permits.
  • Great Park in the middle of Middlesbrough. Children playgrounds and football soft ground pitch also available during the day and evening. You can have a coffee while watching the birds in the park lack. Amazing space for people who like skating and cycling. Visitors are allowed to bring their pet to enjoy a walk in the park or have a tour in the park museum find at the other side. (linthorpe road)
  • Plenty of space and a reasonable array of playground equipment. The two main play areas are quite far apart so if you have a 5 yr. old and a 12 yr. old you won't be able to keep an eye on both of them.
  • Regardless of what activity you wish to do here you can do it. Amazing scenery even on the colder days. They have designated dog paths so if you aren't keen on them you can avoid them. Basketball, football, tennis and cricket courts are at your disposal.

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