Photograph of Pickering Park

Come and join in on the fun at Pickering Park. It is home to an aviary, fishing lake, playgrounds, outdoor gym and a paddling pool (open during the summer).

Pickering Park was founded by Christopher Pickering and officially opened on 13 July 1911. Christopher made his fortune as a merchant and ship owner, particularly in the Hull fish trade.

Magnificent iron gates mark the entrance to the park. Fortunately, they were considered too important to use as scrap during the war effort. On the gates you can see a shield with a lion, the same as on the Pickering family crest.

Pickering Park has beautiful ornamental gardens and a wildlife pond.

Pickering park aviary exterior

Following a £500,000 major refurbishment the Pickering Park Aviary is now open. Pickering Park Aviary is home to a variety of birds and mammals including meerkats!

Fishing Rules and Regulations

  • all persons are requested to respect all wildlife and report any incidents to a Ranger
  • all persons angling must hold a current valid rod licence and be able to provide proof of this when asked by a council official or water bailiff
  • a maximum of 2 rods per angler per ticket or pass purchased
  • no fishing will be allowed between pegs
  • no firearms, unauthorised fires or illegal stocking of fish will be allowed
  • no night fishing
  • all fish must be returned to the water
  • no spinners, lures, braid, live bait, barbed hooks or hooks larger than a size 10
  • only shot of an approved type may be used
  • no bloodworm, joker or boils to be used
  • only 3 kilos of ground bait per angler is permitted
  • only approved keep and landing nets may be used - carp and fish larger than 5lb cannot be kept in a keep net
  • a keep net ban is in force from midnight April 30 until midnight June 15
  • no rights will be given to any group
  • Bransholme (Noddle Hill) and Oak Road fishing lakes are to be used exclusively for fishing
  • where provided dip tanks must be used

Leave the area clean and tidy and dispose of any litter carefully.

Any person found to be in breach of any of the above may be asked to leave the fishery.

How to purchase your annual pass and day tickets

You can now purchase Annual Pass and Day Tickets online using the button at the bottom of the page. Read the following instructions before purchasing -

  • to purchase an Annual Membership go on Buy Membership, then select from any of the site options. After this select the Adult Annual Fishing option and follow the instructions to purchase
  • to purchase an Adult or Concession Day Ticket select Sign Up and then register your details to make online purchases. Once you have signed in on your account you can press Make a Booking, followed by Book Classes. Select Hull Parks as your site option and then use the calendar icon to book on for the day you want

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The playground

Photographs of an outdoor playground

As well as the lake and the gardens, Pickering Park has a playground and play area containing swings, a spinning bowl and an activity centre.

Get active

Photographs of an outdoor gym

Pickering Park has a variety of outdoor sports and physical activities you can take part in.

Alongside the playing fields which are perfect for football, rounders and other sports, Pickering Park also has an outdoor gym and a permanent orienteering route. Great for keeping you active, staying healthy and enjoying the outdoors.


There is a toilet block with male, female, child and disabled toilets located next to the paddling pool. The toilets are open 10am to 3pm.

Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilet.

How to find Pickering Park

Pickering Park is located to the west of the city approximately 3 miles outside the city centre.

Pickering Park
Pickering Road

Telephone - 01482 300 300

Opening times - The park is staffed daily from 7.30am until 4pm.

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