The North East of England is made up of Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, Tees Valley, and maybe the top end of North Yorkshire. Prominent cities where they are considering building BMX parks include Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sunderland, South Shields, Durham, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, and Darlington.
The reasons for the building of BMX parks in these areas is that the town council wants to prohibit people from riding on the street and disturbing everyday people with their fancy tricks, flips, and moves on park benches, handrails, and ledges that comprise the street and urban setting of the North East of England.
There are several skateparks in this region that include the following list of well-respected establishments like the Allendale Sports Club, Anchorage Lane Skate Park, Blakelaw Park, Brampton BMX Trak, Chilton Tennis Courts, Craghead Community Park, Dorchester Road Multi-Use Games Area, Eastbourne Climbing Boulder, Fairburn Mini BMX Track and Skate Park, Fulwell Skate Park, Greenhill Wheels Park, Grimsby Multi-Use Games Area, Hackworth Park Tennis Courts, Hamsterley Mountain Bike Circuit, and several more that, while not being official BMX parks, certainly qualify for usage by BMX riders who are eager to showcase their love of the sport in front of people that may or may not be savvy to it in the first place.
Gallagher Park is the setting for one BMX park that is about to be set up.
Harltepool BMX Track is another prominent track that gets an 8 rating. There are 6 cuts into the side of a steep hill that provide a good break from the standard practrices of building a BMX park. The city council hired prominent BMX park builder, Phil Saxena, to build the track. The site was reduced to nothing and re-built from scratch, and that formed the base upon which the current track stands. There are even free coaching sessions to get people interested in BMX. There are on-site facilities that help people do all the things that they need to start BMX riding like changing rooms, toilets, showers, and a visitor centre. The track in Hartlepool is the one to go to if you need to start up BMX riding again.
Some other local BMX areas in the region include The Dippers, R-Kade Skatepark, Guisborough Forest, Great Ayton Trails, Hetton Lyons BMX Track, Carlton Bank DH, Silksworth Skate Park, Silton Forest Downhill Track, and South Shields Skate Park. Most are between 11 and 25 miles. These tracks are comparable to BMX parks because they have steep hills, bumps, jumps, and humps to get you going in a real BMX fashion.