GREAT NORTH SNOWDOGS
Presented by creative producers Wild in Art, working in partnership with St Oswald's Children’s Hospice, for ten weeks during Autumn and Winter 2016, the North East’s streets, parks and open spaces will become home to a series of individually designed Snowdog sculptures. Creating a public art trail of beautiful Snowdog sculptures, based on the story The Snowman and The Snowdog, by Raymond Briggs.
Once the trail ends, the sculptures will be auctioned at a glittering event in December 2016, to raise funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. A separate trail of smaller Snowdogs, created by local school children and community groups will also be exhibited, celebrating the talent of the young people of the North East.
Starting on Monday 25th of July – Friday 30th September there will be a trial which will temporarily designate an area as “Dogs on Leads” only.
North Tyneside’s award-winning parks have been awarded six prestigious Green Flags today as national recognition for their beauty and environmental excellence.
This Park – which recently underwent a £5 million renovation funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and North Tyneside Council – joins beautiful Wallsend Parks, Benton Quarry Park, Marden Quarry Park, Killingworth Lakeside Park and The Rising Sun Country Park in the coveted awards. Green flags are awarded annually by national environmental and conservation groups, led by Keep Britain Tidy, to outstanding spaces which have the highest possible standards, are beautifully maintained and demonstrate a commitment to continual improvement and development.
Easter Sunday in the Park 27th March 2016
The Circus tent on the Events Field was popular.
Brochure of all activities and events
available from Park Pavillion or Libraries.
Spring is in the air. 12th March 2016
Much activity in the park
Birds singing and checking nestboxes
and an OTTER that had been seen at the Fish Quay
made its way into the park.
130th Anniversity of Park opening
Official opening by the Duchess of Northumberland
11th August 2015
Welcome Party at King Edward Road main gates.
The Duchess visits the Herb Garden and the St Leonards Hospital site.
"Pipers Fancy" welcome the Duchess before she strolls arround the park.
The Duchess and the Mayor plant Commemorative Trees.
SATURDAY 8th AUGUST EVENT
Thousands attended this fabulous event
burgh Volunteers from Marden High School who helped tidying up the flower border by Dunn's Gate ( North-east gate ) and the Wildflower/Butterfly meadow.
Border before Border after
30th May 2014 - A big thank you to the volunteers from Virgin Money who helped remove the Wild Garlic that was choking the Fern Rockery.
22nd April 2014 - Two additional stone seats were installed today in the Medieval Herb Garden. The same company who installed these are making the replacement stone lions
HERITAGE PICNIC IN THE PARK EVENT 22nd June 2013
Thanks to all who helped make this such a well attended sucessful event. The weather was kind and Marian Foster did a superb job officially opening the Herb Garden.
PLANTING HERBS IN THE MEDIEVAL GARDEN
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped on Thursday 13th and Saturday 15th June