Pickering Park

Photo of Pickering Park

Come and join the fun at Pickering Park, home to an aviary, fishing lake, playgrounds, outdoor gym and a paddling pool (open during the summer). 

Pickering Park was founded by Christopher Pickering and officially opened on 13 July 1911. Christopher made his fortune as a merchant and ship owner, particularly in the Hull fish trade.

Magnificent iron gates mark the entrance to the park. Fortunately, they were considered too important to use as scrap during the war effort. On the gates, you can see a shield with a lion, the same as on the Pickering family crest.

Pickering Park also has beautiful ornamental gardens and a wildlife pond.


The Pickering Park Aviary is now open

Pickering Park Aviary Exterior

Following a £500,000 major refurbishment the Pickering Park Aviary is now open. Our new African themed collection will inspire and educate the public and schools alike. Click on the link below to find out more.

Find out more about the Pickering Park Aviary


Fishing at Pickering Park

Fishing is permitted at Pickering Park in line with the latest Government lockdown guidance. The rules for fishing at Pickering 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 Pickering Park

You can book your fishing pass using the button below

Enjoy The Playground at Pickering Park

As well as the lake and the gardens, Pickering Park has a play area containing swings, a spinning bowl and an activity centre. You can find out more about our play areas in your local neighbourhood by visiting the Playgrounds and Play Areas page below

Playgrounds and Play Areas


Get Active at Pickering Park

Did you know that Pickering Park has a variety of outdoor sports and physical activities you can take part in?

Alongside the playing fields which are perfect for football, rounders and other sports, Pickering Park also has an outdoor gym and a permanent orienteering route. Great for keeping you active, staying healthy and enjoying the outdoors! Find out more at our Outdoor Sports Activities page below.

Outdoor Sports Activities


How to find Pickering Park

Pickering Park is located to the west of the city approximately three miles outside the city centre.


Pickering Park
Pickering Road

Telephone - 01482 300 300

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


There is a toilet block with male, female, child and disabled toilets located next to the paddling pool. The toilets are open 10am to 3pm.

Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilet.