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Albert Park

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A photo of Albert Park in the autumn with lots of red leaves

Albert Park is a beautiful green oasis just outside the town centre. The park covers almost 30 hectares, and includes play equipment for both younger and older children.

With wide open spaces and a central tree-lined avenue, it's the perfect place to walk the dog, meet friends, take the family, or just relax. Albert Park is one of seven parks in Middlesbrough to hold the prestigious Green Flag award.

Opening times

Albert Park gates

Open every day, from 7:30am until 7:30pm

Albert Park visitor centre

Open every day, from 9am to 6pm

Address

Address: Albert Park, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3LB
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What to do

If you're looking for something a little more energetic, you can hire a tennis court or take a spin on the rollerskating rink. You can find out more about times and prices below. Or why not lace up your running shoes and take part in the weekly Albert 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.

With the Dorman Museum so close by (Linthorpe Road entrance), why not visit both and make a day of it? Food is available from the park cafe in the visitor's centre, or from Dressers Tea Room at the museum.

Roller skating

Daily, 9am to 6pm (last ticket at 5pm)

Under 18s - £2.50 for one hour
Over 18s - £3.50 for one hour
Price includes rollerskate hire if needed. Please come to the visitor centre to pay (cash only).

Tennis

Daily, 9am to 5pm (last ticket at 4pm)

£5 per court for 90 minutes (maximum of 4 people per court)
Please come to the visitor centre to pay (cash only).

Improvements

We've got new plans for Albert Park, which will start with a £100,000 investment for improvements. These will include new rowing boats, new play equipment, improvements to the lake, and more trees. We'll also have new signage around the park, and extra CCTV to make it safer.

History

The park was officially opened by Prince Arthur of Connaught on 11 August 1868. It was built on land bought by Henry Bolckow specifically to provide a public park for the people of Middlesbrough as the town expanded.

A photo of trees in Albert Park in the sunshine A photo of the historic clock in Albert Park in the sunshine A photo of trees in Albert Park in the sunshine

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