Roker Park


Roker Park was opened on 23rd June 1880. The land was donated by Sir Hedworth Williamson, 8th Baronet.

See also the Roker Park football ground.

Roker Park is a recreation park in the Roker area of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.

The land on which the park stands was donated by Sir Hedworth Williamson, 8th Baronet and the Church Commissioners, and opened on 23 June 1880. The park is roughly an upside down reversed 'L' shape. It is bounded by Park Parade to the south, Roker Park Terrace to the east, Roker Park Road to the west and Side Cliff Road to the north. The northern part of the park is the widest and fronts onto Roker beach via a ravine, which passes under a wooden footbridge. In the centre of the park is a large freeform boating lake which is used for remote-controlled model boating. In the northwest corner of the park is a model narrow gauge railtrack which was built in the 1970s. There are two bowling greens as well as tennis and multi-purpose sports courts.

Listed buildings

Bandstand

The park's bandstand is octagonal, cast-iron with a wood base and a metal-covered roof.

Drinking fountain

The memorial drinking fountain in the park commemorates Sir Hedworth's gift of land for Roker Park. It is made of ashlar, sandstone and granite and was erected by 'scholars, teachers and friends of Sunday Schools in Sunderland to commemorate the celebration of the centenary of Sunday Schools and the opening of Roker Park June 23 1880.'

Sunderland Illuminations

Sunderland Illuminations light up Roker Park and Seaburn from September until Sunday November.

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Roker Park Ravine

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Roker Park

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Footbridge over a stream in Roker Park

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Roker Park miniature railway

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Roker Bandstand

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The White Rabbit - Roker Park Lights/Wonderland Illuminations 2013 - Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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The Cheshire Cat - Roker Park Lights/Wonderland Illuminations 2013 - Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Roker Beach
- Overview Map & Aerial View At the north end of Roker Berch is a headland and Parson's Rocks; beyond this headland is Seaburn beach in Whitburn Bay. Also, Roker Cliff ...
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