Wheelchair fun

The Tees valley Titans wheelchair organisation made a welcome return to Ropner park on August 12th.. On a fine morning in August the Tees Valley Titans gathered for a fun day in Ropner Park Leader Lee fawcett on the right gathered everyone for a sponsored tour of the park Everyone is enthusiastic as Lee prepares to start You can see the effort it takes but the Titans are enjoying theis outing. Wheelchair basketball in the tennis courts comes later.

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What a difference a week makes

The arced flower beds at the back of the fountain have always been a focal point of the floral decorations in Ropner Park. Before the council was forced to tighten its belt these beds gave us some amazing floral tributes of topical events. Although we cannot expect these costly images any more, the beds are still kept to a high standard. This year things went wrong!. In the central bed, wildflower seeds were sown and next to them were beds

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The EID Mandala 2017

The Friends of Ropner Park and the Commmunity Welfare Trust commissioned  artist Adrian Moule to lead the formation of a mandala at the EID Fusion Festival in 2017.  Adrian is  a Painter, Printmaker and Community Development worker. The EID Mandala 2017 In a quiet corner of a Marquee at the EID Festival in July, artist Adrian Moule begins to set out the cloth for a Mandala. A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact,

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FoRP wins Catalyst award

The Catalyst awards ceremony was held in the Grand Marquee at Wynyard Hall. A packed hall was treated to a buffet meal before the awards ceremony. FoRP was represented by four members of our committee. Considering the strong opposition, we were just happy to be there but when we were announced as winners we were flabbergasted. We believe that this award was not just for the committee but for because we have a strong band of volunteers who do many

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Please don`t feed bread to the birds

There have been reports of injured birds in Ropner Park recently. Tony, the park keeper is not aware of anything unusual and if he sees any injured wildlife he calls in the RSPCA. We believe that the problem is “Angel Wing” in which the upper feathers of the birds are deformed, but when these feathers fall out, the next ones can be  healthy. There is considerable evidence that this problem is caused by feeding the birds bread….. PLEASE DON`T  

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Balance Bike sessions

Balance Bike Sessions will be held in the Ropner Park tennis court on Mondays from 1.30 – 2.30. These sessions are being held for pre school children to encourage them to go straight from balance bikes to ordinary bikes.

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Co-operative Funding for Sculpture Trail

Hartburn Co-op has put us on the list of one of the local charities that they support. The Co-op has already donated more than £1,000 to FoRP for the first batch of donations  Quite amazing. The second series is already underway and local people using the Co-op can help it to grow. The aim is to provide a sculpture trail around the lake, an ambitious project which should enhance the enjoyment of Ropner Park. The FoRP committee has realised that we

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Eid Fusion Festival 2017

The 4th.  Eid Fusion Festival was held in Ropner Park on Sunday July 2nd. 2017 The event is organised by the Friends of Ropner Park and the Community Welfare Trust with the help of Stockton Council.  The event seems to get bigger and better every year and the good weather helped. Tina  Whiteside has produced an experimental video. It`s very good! Have a look.                            EID Video Children

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Bandstand Concerts 2017

Every Sunday from 2.00 – 4.00 Many Thanks to Warburtons who have agreed to sponsor the first two concerts.  

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Find us

Ropner Park is situated on the Stockton Ring Road. A 1027. There are a few dedicated parking spaces on Hartburn Lane and more on Marlborough Road. There is no parking within the Ropner Park itself.  

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