Olympic Park to go Public After Games

28 January 2010 (Last Updated January 28th, 2010 18:30)

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games site will be converted to a public park after the games, it has been announced. Plans for the 101ha site were unveiled in a scheme by landscape architects Hargreaves Associates. According to the plan, avenues of trees and hedges w

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games site will be converted to a public park after the games, it has been announced.

Plans for the 101ha site were unveiled in a scheme by landscape architects Hargreaves Associates.

According to the plan, avenues of trees and hedges will serve as a welcoming entrance to the area, and 4,000 semi-mature British-grown trees will be planted across the Olympic Park and Olympic Village.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company also revealed plans for hanging gardens, which will be set 9m above ground on the footbridge linking the park to Stratford City.

They will feature meadows, lawns, shrubs and rows of trees over the main walking entrance into the park.