What is Parks Alive

Parks Alive is a new, not-for-profit initiative designed to enhance eight parks and green spaces in the Redcar and Cleveland area.

Launched by the Redcar & Cleveland Parks Foundation charity, which is working in partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Parks Alive aims to increase visitors, improve events and facilities and attract additional funding that is currently unavailable in a council-managed structure.

The Foundation is the result of a successful bid for a grant from the Rethinking Parks programme, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Nesta, which is an innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.

Fifty local authorities bid for funding under the Rethinking Parks initiative, and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council was one of only eight from across the UK to receive a financial award.

The Council will continue to own the parks and will carry on funding their maintenance at the current level, but the Foundation will oversee events and future developments, including all commercial activity, such as cafes and shops.

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Our Mission

To lead on the successful management and promotion of parks and green spaces across Redcar and Cleveland.

We will work in partnership with businesses and the public to create greater community and business engagement, as well as encourage a sense of ownership, increase visitor attraction and secure additional funding to achieve our vision.

Foundation Aims

To look after our parks across Redcar and Cleveland to a high quality so they are attractive and enjoyable green spaces that people can visit.

To develop our parks as places where people can be active and enjoy learning about nature, archaeology, local history and culture.

To work in partnership with local communities so our parks are places where everyone from across Redcar and Cleveland, and visitors to the area, enjoy them and have fun.

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Events in the parks

Check what is happening in the parks locally by visiting our events page.

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We are always looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand. If you’re interested, please register your interest with our team.

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If you are interested in finding out more about how you can get involved with Parks Alive or the Foundation, we would love to hear from you.

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