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.

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.

Our aims are –

  • 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, can enjoy them and have fun.
Your help

To assist us in this, we need your help. As residents, park users, businesses and community groups, your views are essential in helping us to build a picture of how our parks should be maintained and developed in the months and years ahead.

We would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire. If you haven’t got time right away or prefer to complete the survey offline on paper copy, please feel free to download a printable version using the following link: Download the printable version of the survey

Please place a ‘Tick’ in the boxes to indicate your answers.


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

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