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5 April 2014

See the southern bit of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

As readers of Diamond Geezer's blow-by-blow coverage will probably already be aware, the next little bit of the Olympic Park opens today, with new pathways, playgrounds and climbing walls on offer, as well as cafes to eat in, water to walk beside and gardens to admire. It's a welcome development for those who have visited previously only to be subjected to the rather unrelenting traffic of Waterden Road, and whilst you're likely to have to at least see the big shopping centre to get here, it's not impossible to avoid it.

Your author visited on a tour earlier in the week, and whilst it must be difficult to manage expectations in a world of Olympo-management-speak where lighting is 'intricate', 'entertainments' are 'programmed' and 'waterways' are 'vibrant' and 'dynamic', locals are surely pleased to finally be able to access a very pleasant new area of parkland with a decent playground, some fun toys and benches and occasional opportunities to get away from car and train noise in an area that does not afford many such opportunities. Whether or not it was worth the money, this part of town has changed irreversibly as a result of the Olympics, and when the stadium opens for the Rugby World Cup next year the transformation will finally be complete.

For more, see http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/the-park/plan-your-visit/park-map

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