The town planners were generous with the amount of green space they gave Goole. This gave a welcome change to people living in the terraced houses. Most parks were built to commemorate some local or national event and, although they aren't used as much nowadays, many people have memories of stickle-backing in West Park, walking along the riverbank to Riverside Gardens or visiting the circus in South Park.
- West Park - The largest park in Goole, this was laid out in 1923 with the help of money from the Unemployed Grants Committee. People of Goole remember it for the paddling pool, boat lake (mostly seaweed), steam engine, playing chicken on the motorway and the sports facilities. The park hasn't changed much. There are fewer items in the playground and the large building is rarely used.
- Corner of Airmyn Road/Centenary Road - Technically not a park, but still a pleasant piece of land on the corner of the two main roads.
- Riverside Gardens - A small park next to the riverbank just off Hook Road. It has a bandstand in good condition, a very nice bowling green. This is the place in Goole to catch worms if you like fishing.
- South Park - The only park in Old Goole (unless you include the waste ground next across from the old shipbuilding yard). Infamous for big dogs which chase you and kids on motorbikes.
- Kingsway - Green land next to Kingsway School. Has strange playground rides consisting of seats on large springs which fling you several feet in the air. Another favourite haunt for kids and their motorbikes.
- The Riverbank - A very nice walk can be had along the footpath. Start at Lock Hill off North Street and keep walking all the way past Riverside Gardens, the Cemetery, the railway bridge all the way to the Blacksmith Arms in Hook.