Pearson Park Guided Tour

TOUR GUIDE: Jane Winter

Join Jane Winter from the Parks and Open Spaces department of Hull City Council, to take a leisurely stroll through Hull’s People’s Park, initially established in 1860 through the gift of land by Zachariah Pearson.

On the walk through the city’s first public park, learn about the original design and creation by James Craig Niven and see its many impressive original historical features.

These include seven Grade II listed structures such as the Queen Victoria statue, East Lodge (the old gatekeeper’s residence) and the unique Entrance Gateway which is the only remaining Victorian shaped archway of its kind left in the UK.

Find out about the specialist restoration processes that have been used to repair and restore these historic features to return them to their former glory as part of the National Heritage Lottery Fund restoration scheme.

The tour will also show you the newly built conservatory and the reinstated lost features of the Victorian style bandstand and bridge over the serpentine lake.