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Countdown to North Park Opening
The North Park will begin to reopen from late 2013, providing a valuable area of open green space for the neighbouring communities of Hackney Wick and Leytonstone. It will be a place for jogging, kickabouts, children’s play and family picnics.
Cyclists will flock to the Lee Valley VeloPark, the UK’s foremost cycling facility, while the adjacent Lee Valley Tennis and Hockey centres at Eton Manor will offer further encouragement for participation and sports development.
The first of the Park’s five new neighbourhoods, Chobham Manor, will be built in the North Park, together with the development of the 90,000m2 commercial district, focused around the Press Centre and Broadcast Centre, which will be home to the world’s media during the Games.
The North Park will be a hotbed of creativity, hosting exhibitions by the many local artists, together with regular cultural events and entertainments of all sizes taking place in the atmospheric event spaces by the River Lea.