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, we are now extending these programmes into new facilities.
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 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.
The sessions our partners deliver are designed to suit all ages, abilities and levels of fitness so there is something for everyone to participate in. Activities range from Nordic walking and social jogging to self-defence classes.
Our ongoing Park Programme will offer the following activities on seasonal basis:
- School holiday sessions for young people to explore their surroundings safely
- 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 equipment
- A variety of team sports and activities and fun tournaments including volleyball
- Outdoor pursuits including orienteering and martial arts activities
- Triathlon activities with challenges
- Instructor led safe walking, jogging and running trails
- New informal social and formal clubs and groups
- Outdoor games to engage the whole family in intergenerational fun physical activity
Here is some more detail on what you can expect to be able to participate in during the coming months: