VeloPark, the UK’s foremost
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The north of the 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 of the Park, together with the development of the 90,000m² commercial district, focused around the Press Centre and Broadcast Centre, which was home to the world’s media during the Games.
The north of the Park will be a hotbed of creativity, hosting exhibitions by many local artists, together with regular cultural events and entertainments taking place in the atmospheric event spaces by the River Lea.