Monday, 15 September 2014

Invictus Games ~ Park Life

As previously blogged I have spent some time in the Queen Elizabeth park (formally Olympic park) over the past week at the Invictus Games.  I haven't been to the park since it opened earlier this year after development from the Olympics.
The park now has a road cutting through it and is more accessible from all sides of East London. It  has a fabulous urban city feel, with gorgeous spaces for relaxing, playing and socialising. I hope that this feel remains when the stadium eventually opens and becomes the home of West Ham.
Snaking through the park is the East London canal path and waterway, which is now offering Boat trips, which I will be exploring another day.
The park during the games was marshalled by a host of volunteers and military personnel, the atmosphere was carnival like, enhanced with a huge helter skelter, and water fountains.
Although the atmosphere was relaxed, there was always small reminders as to the military presence who were fantastic throughout.
I thoroughly enjoyed my return to the park and will definitely be going back. My niece and nephew have already swum in the Olympic pool and we are planning another adventure to explore. Here's what is happening at the park and what activities you can do at the pool, velodrome, copper box and more.

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Invictus Games ~ Park Life

As previously blogged I have spent some time in the Queen Elizabeth park (formally Olympic park) over the past week at the Invictus Games.  I haven't been to the park since it opened earlier this year after development from the Olympics.
The park now has a road cutting through it and is more accessible from all sides of East London. It  has a fabulous urban city feel, with gorgeous spaces for relaxing, playing and socialising. I hope that this feel remains when the stadium eventually opens and becomes the home of West Ham.
Snaking through the park is the East London canal path and waterway, which is now offering Boat trips, which I will be exploring another day.
The park during the games was marshalled by a host of volunteers and military personnel, the atmosphere was carnival like, enhanced with a huge helter skelter, and water fountains.
Although the atmosphere was relaxed, there was always small reminders as to the military presence who were fantastic throughout.
I thoroughly enjoyed my return to the park and will definitely be going back. My niece and nephew have already swum in the Olympic pool and we are planning another adventure to explore. Here's what is happening at the park and what activities you can do at the pool, velodrome, copper box and more.

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