Lee Valley Regional Park

Park Development Framework

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Sport

Where are we now?

The Park plays an important role in providing sporting opportunities at a local, regional and national level.


It boasts a variety of sports facilities, at a range of scales and providing for a wide range of sport. In addition, there is currently huge investment in new sports facilities within and immediately adjacent to the Park for the London 2012 Olympics, and a number of these facilities will be retained post 2012.


We currently own and operate a number of sports facilities, including:

  • Lee Valley Athletics Centre
  • Lee Valley Ice Centre
  • Lee Valley Riding Centre
  • WaterWorks Golf Centre and Lee Valley Golf Course at Picketts Lock

We will in the future own and operate three Olympic legacy facilities, including:

  • Lee Valley White Water Centre
  • VeloPark
  • Eton Manor

Equally important is the range of existing and future sports facilities that are owned and operated commercially, or by sports clubs and/or other public authorities.

What do we want to achieve?

To provide high quality facilities and opportunities to take part in a range of sport.


Continue to operate regional centres of excellence for sports that provide facilities for users of all abilities.


To encourage and support other partners in the Park in order to enhance and expand their provision of sports facilities and opportunities


Wherever possible to maximise the synergies between the various facilities, and ensure that all facilities are either individually or collectively contributing to the regional value of the Park’s sport offer.

How will we deliver?

On our estate

We will

  • Continue to operate our existing sports facilities (subject to periodic review as described below), namely:
    • Lee Valley Athletics Centre
    • Lee Valley Ice Centre
    • Lee Valley Riding Centre
    • WaterWorks Golf Centre and Lee Valley Golf Course at Picketts Lock
  • Operate new Olympic legacy sports facilities located on our land (subject to periodic review as described below), namely:
    • White Water Canoe Course (canoeing and rafting)
    • VeloPark (cycling – track, road, BMX and mountain biking)
    • Eton Manor (hockey, tennis, 5-a-side football)
  • Consider opportunities for further sports facilities as and when they may arise.
  • Review periodically the ongoing operation of all our sports facilities. Such reviews will assess current operation and usage, the potential for future expansion / refurbishment of the facility, and opportunities for alternative uses for the site. The review will include consideration of factors such as:
    • Regional value offered by the facility.
    • Provision of competing or complementary facilities in and around the Park.
    • Opportunities for innovation and integration of new and emerging sports.
    • Commercial viability and potential operating/development partners.

Working with others

We will

  • Continue to work in partnership with existing providers of sports’ opportunities within the Park, to maximise the synergies between respective sports offers and enhance regional value.
  • Continue to work in partnership with the future owner/operator of other Olympic legacy sports facilities to deliver a coordinated sports offer across the Park.
  • Support the ongoing development of new sports facilities within the Park where they contribute (either individually or collectively), to an enhanced regional sports offer. These should be appropriate to our wider aims and objectives (i.e. non sports and recreation related).

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