Teesaurus Park

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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.

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The two babies and other sculptures were added in 1987.
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The T-Rex
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I think this is a bronotsaurus in the bushes.
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If you want to split hairs the mammoth came about 65 million years after the dinosaurs.

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The cheerful brachiasaurus

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The stegosaurus

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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 !

Update : December 2012 -Sadly Teesaurus Park is under threat as its a ‘non-strategic asset’ for the Council. A Facebook group also exists.

10 thoughts on “Teesaurus Park

  1. Glad to see you’re not dead – the whole collapsed mine thing had crossed my mind. I’ve always wondered about the reasons behind Teesaurus Park – what were the council trying to say erecting dinosaurs on the site of the old steelworks?

  2. Good to see Teesaurus park again. I assume the pictures of the dinosaurs eating Phil and/or Rich will follow later?

  3. Took my grandchildren to see the dinosaurs today and they loved them…shame i hadnt known of the existance of Teesaurus Park unbil i was told by a friend on Friday !!

  4. Lived in Teesside all my life. Why did I not know of this when my children were small. Going to take my grand kids a.s.a.p. Council should be ashamed of themselves for not promoting this.

    • Likewise, have lived in Teesside all my life and have never heard of it til now. I have a six year old who is nuts about dinosaurs, we WILL be visiting this summer! It should DEFINITELY be better publicised.

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