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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Parks and countryside


Stockton-on-Tees is home to many wonderful parks, nature reserves, woodlands and other green spaces. In these pages you can discover some of the fantastic places on offer.

As well as sites managed by Stockton Borough Council you can also follow the links below to find out information about the nature reserves managed by Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Natural England, RSPB and the Forestry Commission. 

For any enquiries regarding Council managed sites please contact Care For Your Area:

Telephone:  01642 391959


You can use the following Maps@Stockton link to access lots of information about the Borough’s parks, nature reserves and other open spaces, as well as details of what sites are designated as Local Nature Reserves or Local Wildlife Sites:

If you want to find out more about how the Council is working with other organisations to make the Borough’s green spaces even better then visit the Countryside and Greenspaces pages.  


Parks and Nature Reserves 

There are some fantastic play areas, skate parks and all-weather courts for ball games in many parks and green spaces. To find out more visit the Places to Play page.


Local Countryside sites managed by other organisations

Saltholme (Managed by RSPB)

Teesmouth National Nature Reserve (Managed by Natural England)

Bowesfield and Preston Farm, Portrack Marsh, Brewsdale and Gravel Hole Nature Reserves (Managed by Tees Valley Wildlife Trust)  

Coatham Wood (Managed by the Forestry Commission) 


National Park, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and Heritage Coast

As well as the local beauty spots, the magnificent North York Moors National Park is a stone's throw away. With its stunning moorlands, spectacular coasts, ancient woodlands and historic sites, it's a must see.  

The Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland and Lake District National Parks are also within driving distance, as are the spectacular landscapes of the North Pennines and Northumberland Coast AONBs, and the Durham Heritage Coast.

National Parks

Landscape For Life

Durham Herritage Coast


Littleboy Park - Consultation

We are currently seeking ways to improve and develop Littleboy Park.  In order to help us, we would like to hear your views about how you use the park and what improvements you think would be most worthwhile. Even if you don't use the park we are interested in hearing from you.

We would therefore be grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete our on-line survey.