Legacy chief exec David Goldstone is excited about summer at QEOP
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As the weather gets warmer, now is a great time to enjoy the sun at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park- whether it’s enjoying the beautiful new spaces or cheering on international sporting heroes.
Mandeville Place, our brand new orchard which celebrates the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, opened a few weeks ago, and I urge you to go there, if you haven’t already. It’s a quiet, peaceful spot– with terrific views of the stadium.
Our next green space to open is Mobile Garden City- a community garden based in Chobham Manor, near the Lee Valley VeloPark. As usual, there are many ways Newham residents can get involved with this exciting new project, from helping to plant the gardens, being part of the steering group and attending free workshops. Mobile Garden City will open with a party on Saturday July 4.
School holidays are fast approaching and there is lots on at the park to keep all ages entertained. One of the highlights of the summer is sure to be National Paralympic Day on July 26. A day of fantastic sporting competition is on offer with international para-swimming competitions in the London Aquatics Centre alongside the final day of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, which will see the world’s best para-athletes return to the former Olympic Stadium for the first time in two years. You will also have the chance to try out disability sport yourself and enjoy The Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival, a free event which showcases the nation’s finest talent in Deaf and disability arts.
There’s also the opportunity to be among the first to see the refurbished Stadium lit up for a rugby match ahead of the Rugby World Cup. The Barbarians will make the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park their home for the first ever rugby match to be played at the iconic venue ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup in celebration of their 125th anniversary.
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