Welcome to the Friends of Ropner Park Website

The Beginning of  FoRP

In October 2002, knowing that Stockton Borough Council were bidding for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to renovate Ropner Park, a group of local people formed a “Friends” group. It was felt that having such a group would assist SBC in their bid and would allow local people the chance to have some say in what was being done to their park.

Now we have a Park to be proud of

With great facilities, so many local people have come to love Ropner Park.  It has won numerous awards  since 2011, and it continues to develop and improve, thanks to the Friends of Ropner Park.  Come and see for yourself!


  • Our own café – a non profit café
  • A Childrens Play area
  • Tennis Courts
  • A Bowling Green
  • Ropner Lake where you can feed the ducks & geese
  • Well kept gardens and walks
  • Regular events – See our event calendar

Doggie Ice Cream and Sausage

We have a dedicated group of dog walkers who use the Park every day and during hot weather they love to buy their dogs a little treat in the form of Doggie Icecream which is specially made solely for our four legged friends.

We also sell Doggie Sausages which are a big hit with our furry friends.