Middlesbrough park awarded Lottery grant

Middlesbrough park awarded Lottery grant

Stewart Park in Middlesbrough has just been awarded £280,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of a £6.2 million restoration project.

The restoration of the park and buildings will see the Victorian buildings re-opened to the public and the establishment of a horticultural training centre. The 48 hectare (120 acre) park, which also houses the museum devoted to the explorer Captain James Cook, attracts 400,000 visitors a year. As well as mature woodland and an arboretum there is a large area of open parkland, two sets of lakes which are home to numerous waterfowl, and a pets' corner. There are regular events in the park as well as a number of trails which are popular with school visits.

Source:

BBC News

Further information:

Stewart Park, Middlesbrough Council