Company profile: Lee Valley Regional Park

Lee Valley Velo Park_300In a series exploring careers connected with Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we take a look at Lee Valley Regional Park.

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority runs open spaces and sports venues along the 26 mile-long, 10,000 acre Lee Valley Regional Park, which stretches along the banks of the river Lee. The park was created by an Act of Parliament as a green lung for London, Essex and Hertfordshire and is a mix of heritage sites, country parks, farms, nature reserves, urban green spaces and regional sports centres.

Lee Valley Regional Park and the Olympic Park

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority owns and runs three former London 2012 venues.

Lee Valley White Water Centre hosted the London 2012 Canoe Slalom event; Lee Valley VeloPark was the venue for the London 2012 Track and BMX events; and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre was the home of the London 2012 Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis.

The authority also owns a third of the parkland on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and is working closely with the London Legacy Development Corporation (the organisation responsible for operating  the Olympic Park) to create a vibrant, popular and sustainable green space.

Working at Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

 

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