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Albert Park, Middlesbrough

(4.2/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This place is great summer or winter- a nice stroll through the park and around the lake! some good fishing in the warmer months. 
  • Great park good for relaxing walk cafe on site by the pond. Nice place for dogs although there are areas the dogs aren't allowed. Great for little ones play park area too 
  • Little has changed in the overall layout of the park over the decades, but it stands the test of time. Well cared for, and some lovely walks for all seasons.