Guisborough Forest is the gateway to the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park and is a haven for walkers, cyclists, families and wildlife-lovers. A blend of walkways, cycle trails, bridleways and orienteering trails through the lush green woodland make Guisborough Forest one of the most popular visitor destinations in the Tees Valley. Young visitors can enjoy the play area or pond, as well as the trim trail and sculpture trail, and a variety of picnic spots make Guisborough Forest a perfect place for everyone. Onsite facilities include a woodland centre, providing a base for the site ranger and Forestry Commision staff, as well as two play areas, car parking, a café and a gift shop.

Guisborough Forest has an active Friends group, which has renovated an old railway carriage by turning it into a bookable venue for meetings, parties and events. Guisborough Forest and Walkway is run in partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, in addition to Forestry England, with help from the North York Moors National Park Authority and the Friends of Guisborough Forest and Walkway.

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Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park has something for everyone and is an ideal starting point for a visit to the beautiful Eston hills or to take in the vista across the Tees Valley’s most loved beauty spot, Roseberry Topping. Located to the western edge of the borough, Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park offers walking and cycling trails, an abundance of wildlife, play area, green open spaces and a café and visitors’ centre.

The park has an active Friends group, which works alongside volunteers and the site ranger to deliver new projects on site, a variety of events, and to care for the area. There is also an active park run, developed by Redcar & Cleveland Council, Friends of Flatts Lane and New Marske Harriers.

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Locke Park, in the heart of Redcar, is a favourite spot to visit for people of all ages and interests.

With its glorious fauna and flora, boating lake, tennis courts, play areas, café and gardens, there’s something for all of the family.

The park hosts adult and junior park runs each weekend, developed by New Marske Harriers, Redcar & Cleveland Council, Friends of Locke Park and the Bowls Club.

There are also a number of special events throughout the year.

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Borough Park is a popular destination for families living in and around the Borough Road area of Redcar.

It features a children’s play area, rose garden, tennis courts and bowling green, and is a popular haven for families and dog walkers.

The park has an active Friends group and work is underway to develop part of it into a multi-use sports area.

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With stunning views of the sea and Redcar promenade, Zetland Park attracts both members of the local community and tourists who are visiting the town’s beautiful beaches and seafront.

The picturesque park features a children’s play area, tennis courts, landscaped gardens, and large open spaces with goal posts for those looking to play sport and burn off some energy.

The park has an active Friends group and work is underway to develop potential business activity centred around the former bowling green area of the park.

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King George V Playing Fields in Guisborough are home to Guisborough Town Football Club and also host tennis and bowls clubs, Guisborough Swim and Fitness Centre, play areas, skateboard park, nature walk and playing fields.

The fields were dedicated and approved in 1954 as a King George V Memorial Field, ensuring “permanent preservation” for the people of Guisborough.

King George V Playing Fields have an active ‘Friends’ group, which works in partnership to promote the preservation and conservation of the playing fields. This includes helping to develop the nature area as a wildlife haven, with meadows, scrub and scattered woodland.

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Marshall Drive Playing Fields in Brotton are a great open space favoured by the local communities in east Cleveland.

Featuring sports pitches and a children’s play area, they are a popular destination for families, football teams, dog walkers and those that like to get out for some fresh air and exercise.

Marshall Drive Playing Fields are also host to the park run, developed by New Marske Harriers and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.

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Eston Recreation Ground is a wonderful open space, popular with the local communities of Eston, Normanby and South Bank.

Located beside Eston Sports Academy and Middlesbrough Football Club’s Foundation Academy, it is a popular attraction for sports teams, children, families and dog walkers.

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