Pearson Park

Pearson Park, between Princes Avenue and Beverley Road, still resonates with Victorian grandeur and features an excellent play area and a conservatory greenhouse.

Pearson Park was established in the early 1860s when Zachariah Pearson, then Mayor of Hull, gifted an area of land off Beverley Road to the local Board of Health. As the first public park in Hull, Pearson Park is a key part of the city's heritage and still retains many of its historic features including the original perimeter carriage drive, a serpentine lake and seven Grade 2 listed structures.

The acclaimed poet Philip Larkin lived in a house overlooking Pearson Park from 1956 - 1974. Larkin was heavily influenced by the city and on an autumn afternoon in the park you can experience something of the particular atmosphere that pervades much of his work.

In June 2007 Hull City Council, as the Pearson Park Trust, was successful in securing a £3 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Parks for People National Lottery grant scheme funds projects that aim to conserve and raise awareness of the special heritage of historic parks, whilst also supporting the greater involvement local communities within parks activities. 

For more information on the progress of Pearson Park Restoration

Love Parks Week 12 July - 21 July

From Friday 12 July - Sunday 13 July we are teaming up with Keep Britain Tidy to promote the national Love Parks Week campaign where we want the public to get out in their community parks and green spaces and enjoy everything which is going on in parks.

Throughout Love Parks Week we have loads of events happening across our parks. You can find all the activities at Pearson Park below;

Event Date Time For more information contact
Wild Tots Saturday 13 July 10am-11am

Wild Rangers Saturday 13 July 11am-12noon

Park Lives Saturday 13 July 10am-12noon  
Wild Tots Saturday 20 July 10am-11am

Wild Rangers Saturday 20 July 11am-12noon

Park Lives Saturday 20 July 10am-12noon  
Drum Circle Saturday 20 July 1pm  

Things to do this Summer Holiday

The school holidays begin on Monday 22 July and we have a packed programme of events and activities happening throughout our parks, leisure centres, libraries and museums across the city.

We have the following happening at Pearson Park from July through to the end of August;

Event Date Time For more information contact
Park Lives Every Saturday 10am-12noon  


How to find Pearson Park

Pearson Park lies about one mile northwest of the city centre.


Pearson Park
Beverley Road

Telephone - 01482 300 300

Opening times - The park is staffed daily from 7.30am until 4pm.

Wheelchair access

Access to the park is level and pathways are level throughout the park. The Victorian Conservatory is accessed via a moderate ramp.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.


There is a toilet block next to the cafe with male, female and disabled toilets. There is also a toilet block with disabled and children's toilets in the children's playground. 


Refreshments are available from Penne's Cafe.