White Water Canoe Centre
White Water is coming to Town!
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Impressive progress has been made on the London 2012 White Water Canoe Centre currently under construction in Lee Valley Regional Park. The Centre will open as a major rafting and canoeing attraction in Spring 2011 and looks to be a fun filled, adrenalin-pumping day out. It’s only 40 minutes door to door from Liverpool Street Station – just north of the M25, between Waltham Abbey and Waltham Cross, in Hertfordshire.
Lee Valley Regional Park will own, fund and manage the centre after the Games but will also open the doors to paddlers and rafters in Spring 2011, and you’ll have the opportunity to ride the nerve jangling rapids ahead of the Olympians!
This will be the first brand new London 2012 Games venue to be completed. We’re working hard to create a programme which will enable beginners, sports clubs, schools and elite athletes to use the Centre with a sports development programme and extensive community use planned.
The Centre has been designed to cater for a wide range of people, with up to a nerve-jangling 5m drop for more experienced canoeists and all manner of rafters, and a second gentler course, perfect for coaching a wider range of ages and abilities.
The Centre is being built by the Olympic Delivery Authority with funding from the National
Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, East of England Development Agency and Sport England.
We’ve launched an interactive information point, located at the YHA Lee Valley next to Cheshunt railway station – just a 20 minute walk from the construction site – to show visitors more about this spectacular venue. The info point is open seven days a week from 9am to 7pm and is staffed on the first Saturday of every month.
Call the Park Authority on 08456 770 600 seven days a week to arrange a group visit. Trains from Liverpool Street take just 20 minutes to reach Cheshunt, from where it’s a pleasant 20 minute stroll through the Country Park to the White Water Canoe Centre construction site.
Keep visiting this site for details about when you’ll be able to have a go on the rapids, when the Centre will open and what our programme of events and activities will be.