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Ayresome Gardens

En route to Albert Park along Linthorpe Road enjoy a break in this smaller urban park and playground.

  • Linthorpe Road opposite One Life Centre TS1

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En route to Albert Park along Linthorpe Road enjoy a break in this smaller urban park and playground situated on the site of a former cemetery. Features basketball courts and children's play areas.

In the grass at the edge of Linthorpe Road, look down to see cast-iron sculptures of exotic fruit and vegetables set into the ground. It is called "World Fruit" by local artist Andrew McKeown.

At the entrance see the Millennium Arch, formerly located in Victoria Park (now known as Centre Square).

Ayresome Cemetery was once one of the town’s biggest graveyards before it was decommissioned in 1962. Among those buried in Ayresome Cemetery are Sir Hugh Gilzean Reid, founder of the Evening Gazette, and the children of Middlesbrough’s founding fathers Henry Bolckow and John Vaughan. It was Middlesbrough’s first purpose-built graveyard.