Teesaurus Park is one of those places that many locals don’t even know exists. First opened in 1979 with the Teessaurus a triceratops by Genevieve Glatt, fabricated by Harts of Stockton at a cost of £16,000.
The two babies and other sculptures were added in 1987.
If you want to split hairs the mammoth came about 65 million years after the dinosaurs.
The cheerful brachiasaurus
The sculptures were built by workers on the government Youth and Employment Training Scheme, its a shame the council can’t see their way to giving them all a lick of paint a bit more often.
Update : December 2011 – Made some corrections to the chronology of the sculptures, I had previously said the T-Rex was first which is incorrect, Teesaurus came first !