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Stewart Park

Friends of Stewart Park

About Stewart Park

Stewart Park is approx. 120 acres of parkland situated on the outskirts of Middlesbrough. It is well known as being the site of the birthplace of Captain James Cook, and was the home of Henry Bolckow’s residence, Marton Hall and estate. Little remains of the hall, although the outbuildings and lodges have been restored and brought back into public use, while the grounds and landscape features remain mainly as they were in Bolckow’s time, making it an unusual example of a town park. The then-owner, Thomas Dormand Stewart, donated it to the town in 1928.

About the Friends of Stewart Park

The group was formed to support a successful lottery bid in 2007, overseeing the restoration and development of the park and buildings. We promote the park as a major attraction locally and nationally, and raise funds for projects agreed with management. The Friends also hold a weekly work party on a Wednesday morning, doing basic horticultural work in the park grounds under guidance from park and educational staff.

Volunteer member of the Friends of Stewart Park weekly work party

Specific duties

None, as directed by park management and staff.

Experience and skills

None required.

Days/times required

No fixed day or time - at present the group meets on Wednesday morning, from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Other responsibilities

  • All volunteers are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equality of opportunity and fairness of treatment in relation to their volunteer role, and adhere to the council’s Volunteer Policy in carrying out their volunteer role
  • All volunteers are expected to respect confidentiality, and the principles and practice of the Data Protection Act 1998
  • All volunteers are required to comply with Health and Safety policies and legislation


If you're interested please complete the online expression of interest form.

Or contact the Friends by emailing, or calling Ann Thomas on 01642 317384.

Where a volunteer is disabled, Middlesbrough Council will make every reasonable effort to supply the necessary aids, equipment or adaptations to enable a volunteer to carry out their role.