LEGACY CORPORATION LAUNCHES ONLINE GUIDE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK

People can find out how they can follow in the footsteps of our great Olympic and Paralympic heroes through a new website about Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of Sir Chris Hoy in the Velodrome, Ellie Simmonds in the Aquatics Centre or try out a variety of sports in the Copper Box,www.noordinarypark.co.uk can guide you through the attractions Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will offer when it reopens from 27 July, 2013.

People can be kept up to date about about plans for new homes, jobs and business opportunities, cultural events and attractions by signing up via the website.

Dennis Hone, interim Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said:

“The Park’s fantastic venues will give people the chance to follow in the footsteps of our great Olympians and Paralympians. By visiting Noordinarypark.co.uk they can see exactly how the Park will be adapted, what the venues and open spaces will be used for and when they will reopen.

“The Olympic and Paralympic Games were extraordinary and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be no ordinary park.”

After the Games, the Legacy Corporation will transform the Olympic Park through a £292m transformation programme called ‘Clear, Connect, Complete.’ It will clear Games-time structures including temporary venues, bridges, walkways and roads; connect the Park to the surrounding area with new roads, cycle and foot paths; and complete permanent venues, bridges and parklands ready for residents’ and visitors’ everyday use.

To help people to get onto the Park as quickly as possible, the Legacy Corporation has carefully planned its works to re-open the Park in phases, as each piece of work reaches completion.

Starting in the North Park, the first venue to open will be the Copper Box, with the whole of the North Park including the VeloPark, a new outdoor cycle circuit and mountain bike trail, and Lee Valley Tennis and Hockey Centre opening by the end of 2013.

This will be followed by the South Park from spring 2014 which will be home to the South Plaza, a dynamic public space that will welcome crowds to the Park with entertainment and attractions.