East Park

Public Notices: 

During the national restrictions period, the outdoor gym and skatepark will be closed for public use. The Animal Education Centre will also be closed. The playground area will remain open and the public toilets will be open between 10am to 3pm daily.

A reminder to park users that in line with our normal winter closing schedule, the gates to the park are now closed from 4pm. Access to the park after this time is prohibited.

Vehicle access into East Park remains closed until further notice. Park users traveling by car can park at Woodford Leisure Centre car park and access East Park via the rear gates. 

We thank you for understanding our current guidance, and encourage users to enjoy our parks and other green spaces in a safe and responsible manner.

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 recently 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. 

In addition to all of our amazing attractions, East Park is home to a wide range of Sport and Leisure activities run by local community clubs and organisations. 

For further information on the sorts of Sport and Leisure activities taking place at East Park

Fishing at East Park

Ferens Boating Lake at East Park has now been re-opened for fishing but under new rules in line with Government guidance. Please be aware of the new rules before fishing at East Park:

  • Anglers must remain at least 15 metres apart when fishing. Fishing pegs are only to be shared with people from the same household. Sharing with people from other households is prohibited.
  • Keepnets and competitive fishing is still not allowed.
  • Fishing tackle must not be shared.
  • Anglers must still maintain social distancing rules (two metres distance between other people) at all times and follow the Government hand washing guidance.
  • Anglers still require a valid Environment Agency license and day ticket/season pass in order to fish on any of our lakes.
  • Park facilities including car parks and toilets remain closed. Please be aware of this when planning to go fishing.

Failure to follow the guidance set out will result in Anglers being asked to leave the site.


Buy your fishing pass online

You can now purchase Annual Pass and Day Tickets online using the button below. Please read the following instructions before purchasing:

  • To purchase an Annual Membership please select the APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP button, then select the Golf, Parks, Fishing and Pitches option.
  • To purchase an Adult or Concession Day Ticket please select the GUEST LOGIN button, then select the Golf, Parks, Fishing and Pitches option.


Try our new Children's Play Area

If you haven't tried it yet, East Park is home to a newly refurbished children's play area with brand new equipment for children to enjoy. You can find out more about what equipment can be found at East Park plus view our playground COVID guidance by visiting our Playgrounds and Play Areas page.


Get active on the Outdoor Gym

East Park is also home to an outdoor gym as well as various other outdoor sports activities including a permanent orienteering course. You can find out more about the outdoor gym as well as our other sports activities by visiting the Outdoor Sports Activities page.


Visit the Animal Education Centre

Please note that due to the national lockdown restrictions, the Animal Education Centre is closed between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

East Park is home to the Animal Education Centre - Hull's local zoo!

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. 

You can book in a visit to the Animal Education Centre and see all the different animals at the Animal Education Centre page.


Adapted Cycling

Please note that due to COVID-19 the Adapted Cycle Scheme is currently CLOSED and cannot take bookings.

East Park is home to the regions only Adapted Cycle Scheme and one of the largest schemes in the UK, where disabled people can use our specially adapted bikes to get active in Hull’s flagship park and enjoy cycling in a relaxing outdoors environment.

The Adapted Cycle Scheme has a wide variety of adapted bikes for use by disabled people and their families/carers. The scheme is open to people of all ages.

How to join the scheme

You can request a joining form by telephoning 01482 616 878. A passport sized photograph, photographic identification and proof of address are required.


registration fee - £1 

session costs - £5 each. Carers ride free

family ticket - £16.50

Opening Times

Please call East Park Reception on 01482 616 878 to book in for a cycling session


East Park
Holderness Road

Telephone - 01482 300 300

Opening times - The park is staffed daily from 7.30am until dusk

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 entrance on Holderness Road.

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