Four Years on: Lee Valley's London 2012 legacy

Four years on: Lee Valley's London 2012 legacy

Delivering a London 2012 legacy
Delivering a London 2012 legacy

Since the capital hosted the world’s greatest sporting festival, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority has been playing a central role in delivering an Olympic legacy for all communities and abilities.

Our latest document, Four years on: Lee Valley’s London 2012 legacy outlines the work that has taken place at our three London London 2012 venues and our plans to ensure they continue generating social, economic and sporting benefits.

The Authority’s three London 2012 venues are:

  • Lee Valley VeloPark, the world’s premier cycling hub comprising the four Olympic cycling disciplines: track, BMX, road and mountain biking
  • Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, which offers premier programmes and events for all abilities in two sports. Both are located on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
  • The third, Lee Valley White Water Centre is in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire and caters for all levels of paddlers, from grassroots to elite and is a hugely popular sporting and community asset.

Since opening, these venues have attracted almost 2.8 million visitors, who have either participated in sport, attended one of the 16 major international competitions they have hosted or simply come to see these iconic buildings where Olympic history was made.

Four years on: Lee Valley’s London 2012 legacy provides details of the programmes on offer and the Authority’s business ethos of running venues that are community focused and commercially driven, where income generated from financial initiatives is used to subsidise a range of grassroots programmes. This has been implemented at our London 2012 arenas but community remains at their core with up to 80% of the programming reserved for clubs, schools and community use.

Working with partners is key to their success and our wider work across Lee Valley Regional Park. We would love to hear from you on how we can further enhance our Olympic legacy drive so that we can continue providing the best of sport in world class venues for all the residents of London, Essex, Hertfordshire and further afield.

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