Teessaurus Park - Middlesbrough, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 54° 35.325 W 001° 14.919
30U E 613168 N 6050439
Quick Description: A park with a collection of dinosaurs.
Location: North East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/14/2011 9:10:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMCJW1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member mr.volkswagen
Views: 7

Long Description:
The co-ordinates posted are for the parking area. Head off and do a circular route to find various dinosaurs.

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Teessaurus Park is a 10 acre urban grassland recreational area and sculpture park opened in 1979 in the Riverside Park light industrial estate, Middlesbrough, on the southern bank of the river Tees. The route of the Teesdale Way passes through it. It was built on a former slag heap in what was the Ironmasters district. The park has its own small car park and has become something of a nature reserve.

Sculptures

The park was started as a result of entering an Art to Landscape competition organised by the Sunday Times and the Arts Council. Middlesbrough Council had commissioned a life size painted steel sculpture of a triceratops called Teessaurus from Genevieve Glatt that was fabricated by Harts of Stockton at a total cost of £16,000 and installed on a mound at the northern end of the park. The park was opened with this sculpture in 1979 and two baby triceratops were added later. From 1987 onwards, a life size brachiosaurus, brontosaurus, mammoth, stegosaurus and tyrannosaurus sculptures were added at the sides of the park. These sculptures were built by workers on the government Youth and Employment Training Scheme at Amarc Training and Safety.

Text source: (visit link)
Location:
Teessaurus Park
Riverside Park Road
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom


Web Address or URL: [Web Link]

Type of Dinosaur: Stegosaurus, brontosaurus, brachiasaurus and a mammoth plus others

Visit Instructions:
Have someone take your picture with your GPS in front of the Dinosaur.

If your by yourself try to get yourself if you can. If not take a picture of your GPS and the Dinosaur.
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