East Park

Public Notices: 

The East Park Splash Pad opens from Saturday 24 July 2021.

Park users traveling by car can park at Woodford Leisure Centre car park and access East Park via the rear gates. Pedestrian access to East Park is still available, however gates will be closed by 8.30pm from week commencing Monday 19 April.

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 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 our new Children's Play Area

Playground equipment

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.

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


Visit the East Park Splash Pad

The newly refurbished splash pad reopens on Saturday 24 July. 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 splash pad will be open daily from 10am to 6pm and we have three sessions available that can be booked using the button below.

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 splash pad.

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 Splash Pad A new children's water play area opening at East Park in 2021
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 World War I
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

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 from 7.30am until dusk


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.