Lee Valley Regional Park offers hundreds of great days out, it has award winning open spaces and sports venues along the 26 mile long, 10,000 acre park. The park was created by a unique Act of Parliament as a “green lung” for London, Essex and Hertfordshire. Their approach is to be community focused and commercially driven, to work with partners to produce a unique combination of activities, sights and experiences for everyone to enjoy.
Lee Valley Leisure Trust came into operation on 1 April 2015 to run 14 of the major sports venues and other sites owned by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. The Trust is part of the Authority's aspiration to establish Lee Valley Regional Park as a world class visitor destination and commitment to utilise public funds as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Lee Valley consists off three London 2012 venues:
- Lee Valley White Water Centre, in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire whichhosted the canoe slalom events at London 2012 and is a popular sporting and community venue, attracting more than 335,000 people since opening in April 2011
- Lee Valley VeloPark, located on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; the only venue in the world that brings together the four Olympic cycling disciplines; track in the iconic velodrome, BMX on a modified Olympic track, five miles ofmountain bike trails and a one mile road circuit
- Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, also located on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; the only purpose built Paralympic venue which hosted the Wheelchair Tennis event and now features sic outdoor and four indoor courts and two of the best competition standard hockey pitches.
They also manage:
- the award winning Lee Valley Athletics Centre, which was Team GB’s high performance centre in the run up to the London 2012 Games
- Lee Valley Riding Centre which offers lessons and training for riders of all standards and sessions for disabled people in conjunction with Riding for the Disabled Association, equestrian facilities and 5* livery service and stables
- Lee Valley Ice Centre, the training venue for some of the country’s top figure skaters and home to two ice hockey teams – Lee Valley Lions and the London Raiders
- a visitor farm, golf course, two marinas and three camping and caravan parks.
The Lee Valley Authority is playing a key role in delivering an enduring legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. All venues attract visitors and participants from every London borough and from across Essex and Hertfordshire as well as the rest of the UK and stage international and community sports events.They is also responsible for regenerating derelict and neglected land into high quality public open spaces and wildlife habitats of ecological importance, as well as preserving the region’s historical value.
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