East Park

Public Notices: 

Park users traveling by car access East Park via the Woodford Leisure Centre car park with parking for East Park at the rear. The gates are closed from 8.30pm.

East Park Bridge

Welcome to East Park, Hull's largest park and one of the premier parks in the North of England!

East Park fully opened in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. This Grade II listed park benefited from a council assisted lottery grant totalling £10 million and has been transformed into a vibrant green space where you can enjoy modern attractions and discover historic treasures.

There's something for everyone - you can take a stroll around 130 acres of parkland, brave a ride on our Wicksteed splash boat, visit our Animal Education Centre, visit the new library at the Pavilion and enjoy afternoon tea in the Pavilion cafe. 

Try the Children's Play Area

Playground equipment

If you haven't tried it yet, East Park is home to a refurbished children's play area with brand new equipment for children to enjoy.

Further information on our playgrounds and play areas

In addition to all of our amazing attractions, East Park is home to a wide range of Sport and Leisure activities which you can take part in.

Further information on Sport and Leisure activities taking place at East Park


The East Park Water Play Area

The newly refurbished water play area reopened in Summer 2021. The refurbished facility features new seating and a new toilet block, whilst the splash pad itself boasts 43 water jets providing a mixture of different play features that include rooster tails, geysers, ground gushers and spray caps.

The water play area is now reopen to the public on weekends. Sessions take place on the following days and times during term-time:

  • Saturdays 10am, 1pm, 4pm
  • Sundays 10am, 1pm, 4pm

During the Summer Holiday period the opening times will be updated.

Please note that we have a very limited number of walk-up slots available so pre-booking is advised. You can book online here or using the QR Code signs located near the water play area.

How to Book

To book on select Guest Login, followed by Golf, Parks, Fishing, Pitches & East Park Zoo. You can then choose your session - SEND Splash Pad Session, Splash Pad General Admission or Under 5's Splash Pad Session.

When adding members of your group please remember to press continue shopping and add all members of your group before checking out.


Map of East Park

Amenities at East Park
1 Animal Education Centre A free zoo featuring animals and birds from around the world
2 Central Pavilion Cafe Enjoy homemade food, snacks and drinks with views of the park
3 East Park Library Hull's newest library housed at the main pavillion building
4 Adapted Cycling Centre

A range of cycles for disabled visitors, their carers and families

5 Boat House Home to our swan boat rides, plus outdoor toilet facilities
Activities at East Park
6 Children's Playground

A large collection of modern play equipment designed for all ages and abilities.

7 Splash Boat

A popular ride which has provided thrills and memories for visitors since 1929. One of only two Wickseed Splash Boats now left in the country.

8 Children's Water Play Area A new children's water play area with water geysers, ground gushers and spray caps.
9 Swan Boats and Rowing Boats Hire a swan boat pedalo and enjoy a trip out on Ferens Boating Lake.
10 Youth Zone A fun place to hang out 24/7, whatever the weather.
11 Free Outdoor Gym Robust equipment designed for visitors of all ages and abilities.
12 Outdoor Musical Instruments A selection of musical instruments made from reclaimed materials for you to bang and bash.
13 Bowling Green

Three high-quality greens used regularly for competitions and available to anyone who wants to play.

14 Model Boating Pond A popular sailing facility, the only one of its type in the North of England.
Points of Interest at East Park
15 Mick Ronson Reflection Garden One of Hull's most famous musicians is celebrated with an 8 foot steel memorial celebrating his achievements.
16 Khyber Pass A rock folly complete with its own waterfall and unique history.
17 Ferens Boating Lake A haven for wildlife, boaters and anglers which was dug out by unemployed locals after the First World War.
18 East Park Clock Tower Situated near the bandstand and pavilion, the clock tower is a focal point in the park for all visitors.
19 Star Gardens Spectacular floral displays and inspirational horticultural designs.
20 Sensory Garden Boardwalk

Sensory garden and lake boardwalk, with sculptures to make the flowers move and release their fragrance.

21 Veterans Corner Sit in quiet reflection and look at the steel memorial dedicated to veterans of the World Wars and later conflicts.
22 RAF Sutton Gates

Ornate gates which were transferred from RAF Sutton in 1971 and restored in 1999.


Visit the Animal Education Centre

Located within East Park, the Animal Education Centre is host to a wide range of different domestic, farm and exotic animals, throughout the year the Animal Education Centre hosts a range of events to engage and educate people of all ages about animals and wider nature topics. 

Visit the Animal Education Centre page

Love Exploring

Discover a whole new world at East Park with our Love Exploring trails. Use your smartphone to search for fairies, explore the universe and track down the dinosaurs which roam the park.

Simply download the Love Exploring App to your smartphone via the link below and enjoy East Park in a new way.

Download the Love Exploring App

Adapted Cycling Scheme

East Park is home to the largest adapted cycling scheme in the country, enabling people with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities to participate in cycling using specially adapted bikes around the park.

Find out more about the Adapted Cycling Scheme

Fishing at East Park

The rules for fishing at East Park and our other fishing lakes alongside the latest COVID-19 fishing rules set out by the Angling Trust can be found on our Fishing page.

Information on fishing at East Park

You can book your fishing pass using the button below - 

East Park
Holderness Road

Telephone - 01482 300 300

Opening times - The park is staffed daily. Staffing hours and gate closure times can be found on the PDF on the side of the page.


Public toilets are available at the rear of the boathouse next to the Animal Education Centre. The toilets are open from 10am to 3pm daily.

Disabled toilets are available. Changing Places facilites are not available within East Park, the nearest Changing Places facilities can be found at Woodford Leisure Centre.

How to find East Park

East Park is located to the east of the city centre, on Holderness Road. The main access for vehicles is via the car park at Woodford Leisure Centre.

There are also pedestrian entrances located on East Park Avenue, Ings Road, Summergangs Road, James Reckitt Avenue and Holderness Road.