Our programmes are aimed at those that are currently inactive right through to those who need support continuing regular physical activity. With the help of our partners, we’ve created a range of projects that encourage access to sport and fitness resources in the local area.
Active People, Active Park
The Active People, Active Park programme takes sport out into the local community and across the Park to encourage local people to become more physically active. The programme offers a taste of what is available for you to enjoy in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Since May 2013, we have been working with our partners in the surrounding boroughs to provide sports sessions at schools, leisure centres and youth clubs. Following our full programme launch at the Festival of Sport on 8 June 2014, we are now extending these into new areas.
At the Festival of Sport, thousands of people tried out more than thirty different sports and physical activity challenges. Our wider programme includes even more variety, and activities range from Nordic walking, fitness testing sessions and social jogging to volleyball.
Active People, Active Park is delivered in partnership with England Athletics, English Table Tennis Association, Fre Flyers, London Youth Rowing, Triathlon England, Age UK, Barry McGuigan Boxing Academy, British Orienteering, Essex Cricket, Volleyball England, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, London Sport, London Legacy Development Corporation, London Borough of Hackney, London Borough of Newham, London Borough of Waltham Forest, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Active Newham, YMCA Fit, Sport Leaders UK. Take 12, West Ham United Community Sports Trust, UEL, Active Newham.
Our ongoing Park Programme will offer the following activities on seasonal basis:
- School holiday sessions for young people including dry rowing, tennis and hockey
- Activities featuring new, fashionable and fun urban sports and leisure pursuits
- Links to cultural activity particularly for young people, specifically dance and movement sessions
- Schemes which include elements of food education initiatives to promote health and fitness
- Provision of hire equipment for sporting sessions for causal throw down informal recreation
- Workshops and educational sessions to promote the benefits of active lifestyles
- Holistic programmes encouraging improved health and wellbeing outcome
- Temporary or portable structures such as table tennis and fitness equipment
- A variety of team sports and activities as well as fun tournaments including cricket
- Outdoor pursuits including orienteering and martial arts activities
- Triathlon challenges for all the family and all abilities
- Instructor led safe walking, jogging and running trails
- New informal social clubs and activities for all ages
- Outdoor games to engage the whole family in intergenerational fun physical activity
When the Active People Active Parks programme is running, details are listed on the Events Page.