During the lockdown residents are reminded about the need for social distancing when using the park.
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.
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
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.
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.
|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|
A large collection of modern play equipment designed for all ages and abilities
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|
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.
Fishing at East Park
Fishing is permitted at East Park in line with the latest Government lockdown guidance. 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.
You can book your fishing pass using the button below -
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.
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.