Pearson Park, Kingston-upon-Hull

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Pearson Park, originally known as the People's Park is a 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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  • A smallish park that is easy to walk around. Good for kids with play areas and lots of geese and ducks.  more »
  • I came to the park with my significant other to scatter my mothers ashes, she used to live on the park but it's a beautiful location and now under the shadow of queen Victoria she can now rest in peac...  more »
  • I lived in Hull many years ago and have very fond memories of this centrally located park. Sadly now it is largely populated by drunks with cans in bags, drug addicts and homes people - I think there ...  more »
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  • Attractive Park with a duck pond and small cafe. Also features an outdoor gym, children's playground and an indoor aquarium with various reptiles, fish and small animals. There is a small natural wildlife area and several Victorian features and statues.
  • Lovely place for a stroll or to feed the birds with seed. No bread please. Its bad for them!
  • Great urban park with everything you imagine. Looking a bit aged its due for a refurb
  • Close to home n always a nice place to take the children. Especially in the summer but it's great all year imo
  • Love this park it is beautiful and great for the kids and for dog walking. Has a children's play park, a pond so you can feed the ducks, the conservatory where you can see bearded dragons fish and iguanas, it also has a lovely garden. The reason I put 3stars is because it is always full of alcoholics and drug addicts and they aren't bothered of there's children around as is apparent by the amount of swearing, the pond needs a good clean because of the amount of litter in it. You can never find a park warden like you can at other parks, it's a real shame because it's a beautiful place

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