Stewart Park is an award-winning Green Flag park in Marton in Middlesbrough.
Covering 120 acres, the stunning surrounds include mature woodland and an established arboretum.
It was originally home to Marton Hall, the residence of Henry Bolckow, which was built in 1858.
In 1924, Councillor Thomas Dormand Stewart bought the park for the people of Middlesbrough. It was officially opened in 1928.
Two lakes provide a habitat for waterfowl including geese and ducks, and pets corner is host to many domesticated animals including fallow deer, llamas, and goats.
Families can enjoy the children’s play area and outdoor table tennis, and fitness fans can try the trim trail all around the park. Or lace up your running shoes, and take part in the weekly parkrun.
One of Teesside’s most famous sons, Captain James Cook, was born in a cottage close to where the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum now stands. Although all traces of the cottage have now disappeared, the spot is marked by a granite vase.
Hungry visitors can enjoy a bite to eat at either of the park’s two cafes, or award-winning produce from artisan suppliers at regular farmer’s markets.
Stewart Park also hosts large events like the Cleveland Show, and was the base for the BBC Radio One Big Weekend.