Bark in the Park

This was a new event, held on 5th. June which proved to be  very popular. We were treated to a display of doggy dancing. Then the police dogs took over and demonstrated that you wouldn`t want to get on the wrong side of them. “Harley” presented by Ian was chosen by the panel of judges to be the Best in Show The Prettiest bitch Best Rescue Dog Cutest Puppy Second Prize   Cutest Puppy.       The judges were so impressed

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The Ropner Park Swans have nested

Our resident swans  once again built their nest on an island in the lake. View video Sadly at the end of June we have lost one of the cygnets. The vet was called and diagnosed pneumonia. Now there are four

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The Big Toddle Friday June 3rd.10-12

Pushchairs at the ready!! The event will take place from 10:00am – 12noon, starting at the bandstand and walking a 1 mile radius of the park. The event is £1 per person with all proceeds going to Barnardos. Anticipated numbers will average around 60. For further details contact:- Leanne Oxley 1st Floor Municipal Buildings Church Road Stockton on Tees TS18 1LD 01642 524599 07341073739     Section 5 – Contact Number – Landline & Mobile  

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5k. Trail Race Thursday 16th. June

Stockton Council is organising a 5k. trail race in Ropner Park on the evening of 16th. June. Registration starts at 6.00  and the race begins at 7.15. For details contact Vicky Fawcett at Stockton Coincil.

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Park Parmos

Park Parmos Friday is Parmo Day at the Ropner Park cafe. Have you enjoyed Ruth`s cakes. World Class. The same goes for Lyndsey`s Parmos. First served on Friday 1st. April. This was no April Fool. Only £4.50. We will be back for more. They will be served every Friday until further notice.  

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May Fair Sunday May 8th.

What a great day. The weather forecast was for wall to wall sunshine and it didn`t disappoint. We do not remember seeing so many people in Ropner Park and it seemed that everyone was having a great time.  

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Charity Walk, Sunday 28th. February in aid of “A Way Out”

The FoRP charity walk for the local charity “A Way Out” has raised in the region of £450. Well done everyone. A Way Out      is an outreach and prevention charity based in Stockton-on-Tees, working with the most vulnerable and at risk individuals, seeking to empower and equip them to find a way out of life-limiting and life-controlling situations. How A Way Out Began A Way Out was started in June 2002 by a group of local people who

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Where do we go from here?

Dramatically rising costs mean that we have to consider carefully what FoRP can provide in 2016. What is clear is that we need more help clerically (at home) and on events and concerts days. If you would like to find out more please contact us. It will not be onerous and those of us who are involved find it very enjoyable and rewarding… Please consider it! A members meeting on November 18th. gave us valuable feedback. The main conclusions were as

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Eid Fusion Festival 2016

The Eid Fusion Festival will be held this year on July 24th. in Ropner Park. The event is being organised by the Friends of Ropner Park and the Community Welfare Trust with the help of Stockton Council. We have managed to engage a top Asian band who will play for two sessions at  the Eid festival. Other bandstand performances will be from Rhythm Train and Sharp practice. Please notice the new date. We have had to alter the date as the

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Bandstand Concerts

Funding such a comprehensive programme is quite a challenge. FoRP has already obtained sponsorship for some of the concerts. If you feel you can help please get in touch.        Email

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