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Welcome to Harper's Parkipedia
This is a repository of information of many aspects of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its immediate surroundings - the history and geography of the area, the conservation and parkland work, the artwork in and around the Park, sports and special events as well as on-going and future developments.


Click on any of the 4,465 images on this site to view the full-sized version.


It is an unofficial resource and is not connected in any way with Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Legacy Development Corporation or any of their associated companies, officers or individuals.


Harper's Parkipedia is owned and managed by Paul Harper. Queries concerning this site can be directed here.


Latest site update: 1st May 2021. Don't forget the Search facility at the bottom of every page.

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1st May 2021
New cygnets born at the end of April in the reed beds at the mouth of the old Pudding Mill River by the Stadium.

2021, Lockdown update: Venues are starting to re-open and restaurants and bars are open for outside service only. Please contact individual establishments for details. Orbit is expected to re-open in the middle of May.


Social distancing rules still apply within the Park.


See here for the Park's latest Coronavirus updates




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Latest Photos

1st May 2021
North/South Highway is now open to traffic

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1st May 2021
Park irrigation system is being renewed in multiple areas.

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A full set of latest photos can be found by clicking here.

Latest News Headlines
23rd Apr. 2021 Bartlett School of Architecture: 3D Printing With Thermoplastics Creates a Folding System That Controls Light Temperature
15th Apr. 2021 Stackfest, London’s e-sports festival comes to Here East in September
1st Apr. 2021 IdVerde Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park project
31st Mar. 2021 Grenfell cladding in Stratford Olympic Village: ‘We had all these plans, now we’re stopped in our tracks’
19th Mar. 2021 Creative Land Trust announces its first studio acquisition
18th Mar. 2021 LLDC Selects Notting Hill Genesis to Develop Hackney Wick Masterplan
1st Mar. 2021 National Trust: Helping Communities Blossom
12th Feb. 2021 LLDC Awards Neighbourhood Priorities Fund to 25 Local Community Groups
11th Feb. 2021 V&A Museum - Explore Our Collections
2nd Feb. 2021 London Olympic Park: How will the East Bank cultural quarter work?
1st Feb. 2021 Our Parklife: We are Investing in Volunteers accredited – again!
31st Jan. 2021 EBBA’s pop-up construction school starts on Olympic Park site
29th Jan. 2021 History: Lavender Girls landed a job at Yardley’s 'for perfume perks and getting a man'
21st Jan. 2021 Olympic Park could become ‘costly disaster’, mayor of London warned
21st Jan. 2021 Trellis Public Art 2020-21
15th Jan. 2021 London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee: LLDC’s finances during the COVID-19 crisis
15th Jan. 2021 London Stadium: Cancelled events will help save £7.4m in taxpayer money
1st Dec. 2020 Olympic boxing qualifier due to return to London in April 2021

For a list of earlier headlines, visit the Previous News Headlines page.


This Month in Park History - May

This gallery shows the Park as it was during the month of May in past years.

For all photos from all years, see the main Photo Galleries page.


Latest Park Walks Videos

These "Park Walks" videos were made by me as a result of the travel restrictions imposed during the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020-21 as a way of helping my fellow Park Champions stay in touch with what's going on in the Park.


These are the latest two walks. The full series is listed on the Park Walks page.


There are many other videos of interest listed on the main Videos page.



What's New?

For a list of earlier changes and additions,
visit the Changes to the Parkipedia page.


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Credits: I am very grateful to Workable who have kindly allowed me access to their excellent shared workspace and meeting room facilities on the 19th floor of 1 Westfield Avenue to take many of the high-level photographs on this site.


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