We are hopeful that we can convince Hull City Council to display an anchor alongside the new bandstand.
We are quite keen to dedicate the anchor to the crews of the minesweepers that served in the First World War. Many of the boats were converted trawlers, with fishermen as crew, and as far as we can ascertain there is no memorial within the United Kingdom for them.
"Where shall we go next?" can be a puzzling question for visitors to Pickering Park as some are not aware of all of the amenities on offer. We would like to resolve this problem by arranging the installation of signposts near the main entrances that will point to the toilets, the Lake, the Outdoor Gym, the Aviary, the Sensory Garden and
"Where shall we go next?" can be a puzzling question for visitors to Pickering Park as some are not aware of all of the amenities on offer. We would like to resolve this problem by arranging the installation of signposts near the main entrances that will point to the toilets, the Lake, the Outdoor Gym, the Aviary, the Sensory Garden and other places of interest.
This was a project for 2020, bumped to 2021 but will now hopefully progress further in 2022 instead.
This prestigious award is similar to the better-known Blue Flags allocated to beaches around the UK.
Hull City Council are particularly proud of the fact that two city centre parks - East Park and Pearson Park - have already been given Green Flag status and they are hopeful that, with our help, Pickering Park will become their third in early 2023.
Starting in December 2022, Hull City Council are going to plant many trees within the copse alongside Pickering Road, down the side close to Askew Avenue and next to the East Grove entrance. These trees will be a part of the "Queen's Green Canopy" and will be accompanied by some landscaping changes that will undoubtedly help to improve park security.
The restoration of the gates at the Hessle High Road entrance to the park was the first project highlighted by the Friends of Pickering Park when we initially got together. Unfortunately the cost was extremely prohibitive and our fundraising fell well short of the necessary target. However, it remains something that we would love to get done.
We have two pavilions on the playing field which have become very neglected over the years. We would love to restore them both back to their former glory and perhaps use them as changing rooms or storage space for the football teams that use the pitches during the winter.
Many of the paths throughout the park are looking quite messy at the moment, a side-effect of Winter and also the amount of work that's been taking place around the park recently. It would be lovely to get them cleared in time for Summer if we possibly can.
There is, we are sure, a lot more that can be done around the park. The latest investments - new aviary, childrens play area improvements, bandstand etc. - are a great start but if there's anything else you would like to see addressed then please let us know. We can't promise to get everything done, but we are more than prepared to lobby the Council if a project is worthwhile.