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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  • Great green space to chill in, relax, play, enjoy with all the family. Good playground, plenty open space, feed the birds, grab a cup of tea.  more »
  • We visit this park daily to walk our dogs, and we take the children on a weekend; in the summer it’s a daily visit with the kids! It’s a bit wet & soggy underfoot at the moment in the well stocked pla...  more »
  • Nearly every day my colleague and I go for a walk through Pearson Park during our lunch hour. It is always clean and green. Just love the friendly Geese. There is always activity, whether it be Moms w...  more »
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  • Lovely park with a large field , garden, conservatory and lake. The grassed area is great for playing football and other sports and indeed, you'll see plenty of people having games during any weekend. The perimeter of the park is popular with joggers and is approx 1.1k long, so fairly easy to measure your distance if you are jogging. The conservatory contains a few exotic plants but is especially popular with the kids who come and visit the animals cared for inside it. The lake has the normal selection of ducks but also swans and gease, who like to wander across the park and entertain the visitors. There is also a small shop beside it, serving coffee, teas, sweets and ice cream. It has a few tables outside it, where you can spend a pleasant hour watching the birds in the lake and the world go by. The only negative side of things is the amount of drug takers hanging around the area.
  • Great place to spend time. Big field to play sports or just have a walk. Feed the ducks and other wild life at the pond. The outside gym to get fit. Or spend hours running about on the park. Lots to do on pearson park.
  • Gone here since i was a kid, now having my own kids its great to take them somewhere i had so much fun
  • A lovely big tree dotted green with a nice little park for younger, younger/middle aged children, boasts a duck / goose pond, ice cream shop / Caffè, and some kind of tropical animal / plant green house which is free to enter
  • Been going here since I was a little kid having lived locally my whole life. Nice in summer to go chill out and play some outdoor games and has a play area for the little ones. Would recommend it to anyone with kids.
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