The metal sculptures in the popular 10 acre urban grassland recreational area had been left to decay until Mayor Preston in January 2020 agreed that they could be painted by the Community Champions.
Work was due to commence by the team of volunteers at the end of March; Covid-19 put it on pause.
During lockdown the Community Champions Facebook page asked members of the public what colour/s they should be painted.
The Stegosaurus will now be painted in the colours of the rainbow, a symbol of support and solidarity for workers on the front line during the coronavirus pandemic.
In June volunteers, using social distancing guidelines, commenced sanding, priming and painting these steel statutes along the Middlesbrough Ironmaster’s Trail.
Mayor Preston said "People Power Transforms Teessaurus Park. They’ve done it again! The brilliant volunteers of Community Champions Middlesbrough have been out making our unique little park by the Tees look even better.
"Thank you to all of you for everything you keep doing - it’s so appreciated!"
Teessaurus Park is a 10 acre recreational area and park which opened on the southern bank of the River Tees in 1979 when the council commissioned a Teessaurus sculpture.
Designed by Genevieve Glatt, the sculpture was made by workers on a youth training scheme at Harts of Stockton for £16,000.
The Teessaurus park is situated in what was the Ironmasters’ district of Middlesbrough and the route has lots of information on the iron and steel industry that once dominated this stretch of the river.
For more information and video please follow this link https://tbiwwc.com/teesaurus-park-route/
For more information about Community Champions Middlesbrough and to volunteer please visit their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ccboro/