The Tees Heritage Park is an entity combining the River Tees with its adjoining green spaces between Yarm and Stockton.

The park provides a place to enjoy the area’s rich heritage, landscape and wildlife away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Lottery funding has enabled the first phase, which includes landscape artworks and rest areas. Explore and discover more of this wonderful amenity on our doorstep.

Signal Post

Signal Posts and Artworks

Ten cast steel sculptures mark the access points to the Tees Heritage Park where landscape sculptures add to the natural features.

Places of Interest

The Park and surrounding area have many places where examples of our social and industrial heritage can be found.

Wildlife in the Park

The whole area abounds with wildlife. The river Tees and Nature Reserves within the Park provide an opportunity to observe nature at is best.

Park Maps

A map of the Park can be downloaded in .pdf format. We also have three printed maps available on request.

The Beginnings

The idea for the Tees Heritage Park came from the local branch of CPRE (Council for Preservation of Rural England) back in 2004. It recognised that there was a huge swathe of virtually untouched countryside along the River Tees between Yarm and Stockton and in the Leven Valley. The Friends of Tees Heritage Park (FTHP), was launched formally in 2007. Working appropriate bodies, the boundaries of the Park were defined and aspirations for its future explored.

The Future

The Tees Valley Combined Authority recognise the need to promote the river and the benefits a new image could bring to our area, locally and nationally. The Authority recognised the experience and skills of the Partnership and It has been agreed that the RTR partnership should continue and work with the TVCA to enhance and promote the River Tees for the benefit of all. The the Tees Heritage Park will be a crucial ingredient in the project and its long term future is assured.