*** Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, work in the Sensory Garden has had to be suspended until further notice ***
Close to the bowling green on the Hessle High Road side of the park is the Sensory Garden. It is maintained by volunteers, most of whom are also members of the Friends of Pickering Park. We welcome anyone that would like to join us.
If you would like to join us we are there on Saturday mornings (10am-12pm) and Wednesday afternoons (1pm-3pm) between March and October.
Green fingers are not required. Sweeping paths, weeding and tidying are just as valuable and a great help. There's also no heavy lifting or digging - unless you want to of course!
There's discussions afoot between Mally Welburn and the Council which may result in the Land Train - previously of the City Centre and East Park - coming to Pickering Park.
More details will follow, but this is as much as we know at the moment
The park has an 80-peg fishing lake which is also home to swans, geese, kingfishers and ducks. There used to be boats on the lake, but it is unlikely these will ever return.
The paddling pool was closed during 2020 due to Coronavirus, but we are hopeful that it will be open again this summer.
If so, it will be open from late July until early September for the school summer holidays.
The park boasts a toddler's play area alongside a play area for older kids. In addition, there is a trim trail with outdoor exercise equipment and a zip wire. There is also a huge playing field with a number of marked football pitches during the winter months.
Due to Coronavirus, the outside gym equipment is currently unavailable for use.
One of the best uses of the park, given its varied landscape, is to walk the dog. We welcome all dogs, particularly the well-behaved ones, but even if yours is a bit naughty then we don't judge.
The only thing we would ask is that you clean up after your pooch and make sure that they don't frighten any other visitors - human or otherwise - to the park.