East Park Visitor Notice. The gates at East Park close at 8.30pm from Monday 22 April 2024

An image of East Park bridge

Welcome to East Park, Hull's largest park and one of the premier parks in the North of England.

East Park fully opened in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. This Grade II listed park benefited from a council assisted lottery grant totalling £10 million. It has been transformed into a vibrant green space where you can enjoy modern attractions and discover historic treasures. We are always working on ways to improve East Park.

There's something for everyone. You can -

  • take a stroll around 130 acres of parkland
  • brave a ride on our Wicksteed splash boat
  • visit our Animal Education Centre
  • visit the new library at the Pavilion
  • enjoy afternoon tea in the Pavilion cafe

Children's play area

Photographs of an outdoor playground

East Park is home to a refurbished children's play area with brand new equipment for children to enjoy.

In addition to all of our amazing attractions, East Park is home to a wide range of sport and leisure activities which you can take part in.

In the interest of public hygiene, we advise that water shoes are worn whilst using the water play area.

The East Park water play area

The East Park water play area is now opened for the season.

The refurbished facility features new seating and a new toilet block. The splash pad itself boasts 43 water jets providing a mixture of different play features that include rooster tails, geysers, ground gushers and spray caps.


East Park map

  1. Animal Education Centre
    A free zoo featuring animals and birds from around the world
  2. Central Pavillion Cafe
    Enjoy homemade food, snacks and drinks with views of the park
  3. East Park library
    Hull's newest library housed at the main pavilion building
  4. Adapted cycling centre
    A range of cycles for disabled visitors, their carers and families
  5. Boat house
    Home to our swan boat rides, plus outdoor toilet facilities
  6. Children's playground
    A large collection of modern play equipment designed for all ages and abilities
  7. Splash boat
    A popular ride which has provided thrills and memories for visitors since 1929. We have one of only 2 Wicksteed Splash Boats now left in the country
  8. Children's water play area
    A new children's water play area with water geysers, ground gushers and spray caps
  9. Swan boats and rowing boats
    Hire a swan boat pedalo and enjoy a trip out on Ferens Boating Lake
  10. Youth zone
    A fun place to hang out 24/7, whatever the weather
  11. Free outdoor gym
    Robust equipment designed for visitors of all ages and abilities
  12. Outdoor musical instruments
    A selection of musical instruments made from reclaimed materials for you to bang and bash
  13. Bowling green
    3 high-quality greens used regularly for competitions and available to anyone who wants to play
  14. Model boating pond
    A popular sailing facility, the only one of its type in the North of England
  15. Mick Ronson reflection garden
    One of Hull's most famous musicians is celebrated with an 8 foot steel memorial celebrating his achievements
  16. Khyber Pass
    A rock folly complete with its own waterfall and unique history
  17. Ferens boating lake
    A haven for wildlife, boaters and anglers which was dug out by unemployed locals after the First World War
  18. East Park clock tower
    Situated near the bandstand and pavilion, the clock tower is a focal point in the park for all visitors
  19. Star gardens
    Spectacular floral displays and inspirational horticultural designs
  20. Sensory garden boardwalk
    Sensory garden and lake boardwalk, with sculptures to make the flowers move and release their fragrance
  21. Veterans corner
    Sit in quiet reflection and look at the steel memorial dedicated to veterans of the World Wars and later conflicts
  22. RAF Sutton gates
    Ornate gates which were transferred from RAF Sutton in 1971 and restored in 1999

Visit the Animal Education Centre

Photographs of animals at East Park

Located within East Park, the Animal Education Centre is host to a wide range of different domestic, farm and exotic animals. The Animal Education Centre has a range of events to engage and educate people of all ages about animals and wider nature topics.

Adapted cycling scheme

East Park is home to the largest adapted cycling scheme in the country, enabling people with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities to participate in cycling using specially adapted bikes around the park.

Fishing at East Park

The rules for fishing at East Park and our other fishing lakes set out by the Angling Trust can be found on our fishing page.

You can book your fishing pass using the button below -

Buy a fishing pass


Public toilets are available at the rear of the boathouse next to the Animal Education Centre. The toilets are open from 10am to 3pm daily.

Disabled toilets are available. Changing Places facilities are not available within East Park. The nearest Changing Places facilities can be found at Woodford Leisure Centre.

Use of drones

The use of drones is not permitted at East Park.

How to find East Park

East Park is located to the east of the city centre on Holderness Road. The main access for vehicles is via the car park at Woodford Leisure Centre.

There are also pedestrian entrances located on -

  • East Park Avenue
  • Ings Road
  • Summergangs Road
  • James Reckitt Avenue
  • Holderness Road

Address -

East Park
Holderness Road

Opening times - The park is staffed daily.

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