Close to the bowling green on the Hessle High Road side of the park is the Sensory Garden. It is maintained by volunteers, many of whom are also members of the Friends of Pickering Park. We welcome anyone that would like to help 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!
The recent good weather has allowed us and some lovely volunteers from Arco to get a good start on the garden this year. Click here for the full story.
Following a £500,000 major refurbishment, Pickering Park Aviary is now open and celebrates the city’s cultural links with our twin city, Freetown in Sierra Leone.
The aviary is dedicated to the education and conservation of both African and native biodiversity and natural habitats and the collection of African birds, small mammals and reptiles reflect this.
More details, including opening times, are available by pressing the button below.
Starting on weekends from May 2022, the Land Train is back in Pickering Park. Great fun for kids and adults alike, the trip takes you to parts of the park you may otherwise not have seen.
At the same time, we also now have pedalos on the lake. This is, as far as we are aware, only temporary at present because the Council want to measure what effect the boats have on the other residents of the water. Again, the pedalos are currently available for hire on weekends only.
Unfortunately, due to its poor condition, the paddling pool will be closed during the 2023 summer holidays. There are plans to provide a new splash pad but we don't currently have a timeframe on that.
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.
The childrens play area has recently undergone a complete refurbishment with new equipment being installed and the old mulched bark replaced with soft flooring. It looks fantastic, as you can see from the photographs available via the button below.
Our very grateful thanks go to Sheila Thompson of the Facebook group "One Hull Of A City" and our own Carole Parker for the pictures.
The park has an 80-peg fishing lake which is also home to swans, geese, kingfishers and ducks.
Works are ongoing to improve the condition of a number of footpaths around the park with work scheduled for completion in Autumn 2021. A permanent shared pedestrian and cycle path is proposed for the current gravel path along the edge of the lake which will provide a year round circular route to the park site.
A bandstand was installed in the Rose Bowl area of the park during March 2022. This offers a focal point for visitors to the area and provides an opportunity for music events as well as an alternative site for those that cannot travel to the cenotaph to pay tribute to our armed forces on the designated memorial days.
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.
We have lots of wildlife in the park, your visit is likely to include geese, ducks, squirrels and more. Please resist the temptation to feed the ducks with bread, it's really not good for them, and if you want to feed the squirrels then please ensure you throw only a few nuts at a time because we also have some much less welcome vermin that are very happy to eat up anything that is left behind.
Even dinosaurs have been spotted in Pickering Park!
Download the 'Love Exploring' App from your phones app store to discover the prehistoric wonders that await around the park.
Search Facebook for "Love Parks Hull" to find out more details.