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Ropner Park

Ropner Park is a delight at any time of year and has been fully restored to its Victorian splendour.

Address: Hartburn Lane , Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 4EF

First opened in 1893, the park is named after the wealthy Victorian ship owner and ship builder Major Robert Ropner, who provided the money needed to establish the park

There's so much to do in this wonderful town park, stroll by the lakeside or along tree-lined avenues and admire the beautiful floral displays. There's a fabulous play area, tennis courts, bowls club and large grassed areas for games and picnics. Also look out for 'Fish Swallowing Bird', a sculpture by Mick Thacker.

The pavilion houses a café and toilets. The café is run by the Friends of Ropner Park, who also organise a programme of event and concerts on the bandstand throughout the year.

While you're in the area why not visit the Six Fields, a beautiful stretch of countryside just a few minutes' walk away.

Love Exploring

Download the Love Exploring app to make your visit even more enjoyable. This provides information about what to see in the park, and children will love to play the interactive games. You can also use the app to guide you around a short trail telling you about the history and heritage of the park, and to find out about the excellent programme of events organised by The Friends of Ropner Park.


This park has accessible toilets, designated disabled parking bays and surfaced paths.


Ropner Park includes the following facilities:

  • cycleway to the park
  • cycleway in the park
  • surfaced paths
  • toilets (limited opening times)
  • refreshments (limited opening times)
  • play area
  • tennis courts
  • bowls club
  • Love explore app
  • cycle stands
  • car park

Opening times

21 March to 21 October, 6:30am to 9pm

22 October to 20 March, 6:30am to 5pm

Friends of Ropner Park

For the latest information on events in the park and the café, visit the Friends of Ropner Park website.