Photograph of Pearson Park

Pearson Park, located between Princes Avenue and Beverley Road, still has Victorian grandeur and features an excellent play area and a conservatory greenhouse.

Pearson Park was established in the early 1860s. Zachariah Pearson, then Mayor of Hull, gifted an area of land off Beverley Road to the local Board of Health. As the first public park in Hull, Pearson Park is a key part of the city's heritage and still has many of its historic features. It still has its original perimeter carriage drive, a serpentine lake and 7 Grade II listed structures.

Philip Larkin lived in a house overlooking Pearson Park from 1956 to 1974. Larkin was heavily influenced by the city and on an autumn afternoon in the park you can experience the atmosphere that inspired much of his work.

Conservation project

In July 2017, Hull City Council, as the Pearson Park Trust, secured a £3 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It has been used to fund a huge conservation project to refurbish many iconic sections of the park including the -

  • Archway
  • Bandstand
  • Victorian Conservatory

The playground

Photographs of a playground.

Across from the lake is a wonderful playground area for children to enjoy at Pearson Park. The play area is open for children and families to enjoy while being close to some of the parks other facilities.

Get active

Photographs of an outdoor gym

Pearson Park is one of our most beautiful parks in the city and a great location to get active. There is an outdoor gym on the park grounds, as well as paths and a carriage road for great jogging and running routes. Stay active and healthy while enjoying the outdoors at Pearson Park.

Wheelchair access

Access to the park and pathways are level throughout the park.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.


There is a toilet block next to the cafe with male, female and disabled toilets. There is also a toilet block with disabled and children's toilets in the children's playground. Public toilets are open from 10am to 3pm.


Refreshments are available from Penne's Cafe

Pearson Park
Beverley Road

The park is staffed daily from 7.30am to 4pm

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