Pickering Park splash pool play area
Pickering Park splash pool play area which should reopen in July

Keep cool this summer in Hull’s paddling pools

Find a way to keep cool this summer by making a splash at one of Hull’s free paddling pools.

From Saturday 20 July, the water areas at Oak Road, Pickering Park, West Park, Ings Road, Bude Park and Alderman Kneeshaw will reopen, just in time for the school summer holidays.

And the swan boats in East Park will keep children and adults entertained.


A host of free summer activities will take place at the park.

The East Park splash boat will undergo a £250k refurbishment before reopening to the public in spring 2020. It forms part of the wider £850k planned works which also include reinstating the splash pool.

The Grade II-listed wooden splash boat is one of only three in the country and has been thrilling visitors since 1929.

Councillor Dave Craker, portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism, said: “We are delighted that the splash boat will be reopening next year, as it is an integral feature of East Park that has delighted adults and children alike for decades.

“We have some fantastic parks with great water features and it’s vital that we maintain and invest in them, so that they can continue to be enjoyed for years to come.”

Love Parks Week is a Keep Britain Tidy campaign that encourages people to celebrate their local parks and encourage people to protect them for future generations.

The Hull Maritime Museum in Queen Victoria Square.
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