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Pearson Park, Kingston-upon-Hull

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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...  read 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 ...  read 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...  read more »
  • Beautiful Pearson Park were you'll find a popular children's play area, pond with plenty of ducks on, a Victorian Conservatory, in there you can introduce yourself to George the resident iguana who now has a girl friend called Mildred. The park and gardens are well kept by a dedicated team of workers I would say it would be nice if visitors would take their litter home!! Over looking the park are large Victorian houses some in need of some TLC others that are well maintained. The park is very popular with joggers as its a pleasant and safe circuit to run round. Well worth a visit!
  • Great place for kids to play lots of wildlife arround only let down is other older children s
  • A wonderful place to relax in the summer, only let down by poor park upkeep. Usually lots of rubbish everywhere.
  • Nice place to chill
  • Area has degenerated over the years, a no go area after dark
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