This next week is Love Parks Week in the UK and it is a celebration of the green spaces in our neighbourhoods.
But we already love our parks as these Shields Gazette archive photos show.
We’ve got live bands, sponsored walks, litter picks and it all happened in parks across the town.
So whether it is Hebburn Riverside, Cleadon, or Bents Park,we have reminders of the past from them all.
1. Live in Bents Park
Music fans enjoying the summer festival concert in Bents Park in 2015. Does this bring back great memories?
Photo: Kevin Brady
2. Pictured in North Marine Park
A sponsored toddle in 2008 but were you there for the fun in North Marine Park?
3. Picnic time at South Marine Park
It was the day the Teddy Bears had a picnic in South Marine Park in 2003. Remember this?
4. Loving the 2013 Cleadon Park memory
Coun Jim Foreman, left, lends a hand at Cleadon Park during Love Parks Week. Here he is with Green Exercise project officer Nicola Bruce, right, and volunteers 8 years ago.
Photo: TIM RICHARDSON