After falling out of use in the second half of the 20th century, the waterways were given a new lease of life following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Following a joint venture between London Legacy Development Corporation and the Canal & River Trust, the Park’s waterways have been cleaned, repaired and restored and are now a vibrant focal point for events, sport and leisure. The Bow Back Rivers are a 16km system of waterways which feed into the River Lee Navigation and the Thames - 6km of which are located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

You can read about our strategy for regenerating the Park's waterways by downloading our Olympic Legacy Waterways Framework.