Published on : Monday, December 7, 2020
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London situated to the east of the city adjacent to the Stratford City development has been named on a list of the country’s 10 favourite parks in a poll conducted by the Keep Britain Tidy Group. The park served as the main venue hub when London hosted the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The poll found that the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was among the most popular of those awarded Green Flag status, the international quality standard for parks and green spaces in 2019. According to reports, more than 60,000 people took part in the poll. The result of the poll comes after a survey conducted by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park among Londoners in June 2020 that found 73 per cent of local respondents believed it is at the heart of their community and was an important asset for London during lockdown.
Mark Camley, Operations Director, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, welcomed the results and said in a press statement that that parks and open spaces are often taken for granted but the people’s choice vote and the park’s own polls show just how important they are to local people. He mentioned that authorities must make sure to build on the same and make the connection with local communities even stronger in the future.