Stewart Park is located in Marton in south Middlesbrough. It covers approximately 120 acres, with open parkland on the northern side, and mature woodland and arboretum on the southern side. Stewart Park is one of seven parks in Middlesbrough to hold the prestigious Green Flag award.
Address: Stewart Park, The Grove, Marton, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AR
Open every day from 7:30am to 6pm.
Please note, the park gates are locked at 6pm.
What to do
Visitors young and old love our pets corner, which houses a range of domesticated animals like rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as fallow deer, llamas, and goats. The park also has a children's play area, trim trail, and outdoor table tennis.
With the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum so close by, why not visit both and make a day of it? Food is available from the park cafe, or from Cook's Cafe at the museum.
The park hosts a variety of events during the year, including markets, runs, music, and fairgrounds. Why not lace up your running shoes and take part in the weekly Stewart Park parkrun? It happens every Saturday at 9am, and it's free to enter. Find out more and register on the parkrun website. If you can't make it to parkrun on Saturday, the route is marked out around the park so you can run (or walk) it any time you like.
Nature, heritage, orienteering, and tree trails are popular with school visits.
Trees and wildlife
Stewart Park is full of beautiful old and rare trees. Want to know more about them? The Friends of Stewart Park have put together a handy map of the park's trees to help you spot them as you're walking around.
Our two lakes are home to a range of water fowl, including geese, ducks, and moorhens.
The area was originally home to Marton Hall, the residence of Henry Bolckow, which was built in 1858.
Central Lodge was also part of Bolckow's estate. It was made up of many rooms, including a coach house and stables, a laundry and drying room, a dairy, and lodgings for the estate workers. Askham Bryan College now uses the refurbished building to provide land-based education, like equine and animal husbandry.
In 1924, Councillor Thomas Dormand Stewart bought the park for the people of Middlesbrough. It was officially opened in 1928.
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.