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Pearson Park, Kingston-upon-Hull
(3.1/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
Pearson Park, originally known as the People's Park is park in the west of Kingston upon Hull, England. It is situated about 1.5km north-west of the city centre of Hull with its main entrance on Beverley Road and its western boundary adjoining Princes Avenue.The park was established in 1862 through the gift of land by Zachariah Pearson, and was the first public park in the city.HistoryDuring the Victorian period the lack of or need for public spaces for working classes to exercise, or otherwise enjoy themselves became a public cause; in 1833 a parliamentary select committee on Public Walks published a paper which promoted the need for open green spaces in cities. An early proposal in Hull was for a 4.5mi walk around the town from Humber bank to Humber bank; this re-appeared as the Grand Victoria Promenade Company in 1845, which proposed a wide road and tree lined walk; the scheme did not go ahead, and the Victoria Dock Branch Line was built along a similar route. In the late 1850s an attempt was made to gain the rights to the use of the land of the former Hull Citadel for use as a public space, leading to an unsuccessful suit in the Court of Chancery in 1861 made by the Corporation of Hull against the Government.In 1860 the then Mayor, Zachariah Pearson, donated a 27acre plot to the board of health on the proviso it would be developed as a park. He retained 10acre on three sides of the park, and constructed a road to the land. At this time the land lay outside the urban growth of the town, close to the hamlet of Stepney.
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  • I took my son to try out the swings and he enjoyed the entire playground. The park is a lovely place to stroll. Steer clear of the pond. It may be one of the grossest things I've ever seen. Poor birds...  more »
  • Plenty of space for walks with wide grass areas perfect for summer picnics. It boasts a duck pond, ice-cream and coffee shop, and an outdoor gym area. Landscaped areas look somewhat neglected and the ...  more »
  • I took a gentleman to pearson park who is blind and has to use a three wheeler walking aid. He likes going to parks but the paths in this park are not well maintained. There are big holes. Also the fo...  more »
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  • Clean spacious park with plenty of open area for walks or picnic. There is a duck pond and a small coffee shop. On the downside, the seating is very worn and much of it has pieces missing. My overall impression is that the park is poorly maintained.
  • Nice place t chill.. Chilled here many a time since he 70's Lot of tree rats...
  • Slightly drug heavy area, lots of drunks and smack heads congregate on this park amd dealing is rampant on here. Although the park itself is astonishing
  • Good area for kids to play a lovely place to visit
  • It's a lovely Park, in the day. At night it's a different story. Definitely needs lighting putting in. Small animal conservatory is good. The pond water needs cleaning desperately