It is being hailed as the “the greatest new urban park for a century” and once the snow has subsided it will soon be open for you to enjoy.
This new “21st century pleasure garden” will include a wide tree-lined avenue with a series of “outdoor rooms” coming off it. Lawns have been designed to pick up afternoon sun and there are also dedicated play areas and even space for a carousel.
The London Legacy Development Corporation who are redeveloping the site are planting 4,000 trees, 127,000 shrubs and more than a million herbaceous plants ready for the public to enjoy.
There will also be a cafe, BMX track, bike trails, a “festival-ly, bustling, busy area”, a series of bridges that reveal the lock and waterways underneath the park, a natural amphitheatre running down to the water that will likely show screenings in the good weather, a big plaza roughly half the size of Trafalgar Square, a focus on wildlife and wetlands and a large lawn that will probably hold a number of London festivals.
All this will be ready for all of us to enjoy by spring 2014.