By Spring 2013, visitors to the Heritage Park will be able to enjoy the river views by boat and take a break at Preston Park.
FTHP and Stockton Council have funded the provision of an additional boat landing stage at Preston Park to be completed in March 2013. This landing stage will give access to visitors on small craft, canoes, the Wheelyboat and river taxis.
The design has been carried out by SBC in conjunction with members of the Tees River User Group. SBC are also carrying out the ground work engineering and procurement of the floating sections that make up the staging.
This landing stage compliments the recently constructed fixed platform which is suitable for the Teesside Princess and provides access for all types of river user.
This is the first of several landing stages planned for the river as destination points, enabling boaters to pause and enjoy the park on their navigation of the river. FTHP have also commissioned an alteration to the footpath leading from the landing stages at river level to the hall. This is to provide two resting places on the way to allow wheelchairs and other pause to enjoy the views while in some cases, a rest for the “engine driver”
For more information about the Wheelyboat, designed to enable people with disabilities to access the river view their web site here