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 Sunderland Echo archive photos show.
We’ve got live bands, sponsored walks, football matches and illuminations it all happened in parks across the town.
So whether it is Barnes or Backhouse, Herrington or Mowbray, we have reminders of the past from them all.
1. Off on a toddle in Barnes Park
A 2009 sponsored toddle in Barnes Park but who can tell us more - and are you in the picture?
2. Live from Mowbray Park in 2009
These music lovers got to listen to live entertainment in Mowbray Park on a sunny day in June 2009. Recognise anyone?
3. All for charity at Herrington Country Park
Dud you take park in the 2009 Race For Life held at Herrington Country Park?
4. A bowling session in Thompson Park
Members of the Thompson Park ladies bowling team in 2005. Are you in the picture?