Pickering Park

Public Notice 13 May 2020: 

The latest Government update to guidance on 11 May means that people can now exercise as much as they want outdoors and travel to places for outdoor exercise as long as they maintain the correct social distancing rules. In the interest of public safety and social distancing vehicle access to Pickering Park will remain closed until further notice.

Please note that existing Government guidance which keeps playgrounds and outdoor gyms closed is still in place so these still remain closed to the public.

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.

Photo of Pickering Park

Come and join the fun at Pickering Park, home to a fishing lake, playgrounds 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.

Fishing at Pickering Park

The fishing lake at Pickering Park is now re-open for fishing but under new rules in line with Government guidance. Please be aware of the new rules before fishing at Pickering 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 (2 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 at our sites. 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 at the bottom. 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.

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.

Wheelchair access

Access to the park is level and pathways are mainly level with some easy to moderate slopes as you travel round.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.


There is a toilet block with male, female, child and disabled toilets located next to the paddling pool.

Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilet.

**Please note that due to the current pandemic, our toilet block remains closed to the public**