Masiphumelele children now have a pleasant park to enjoy …

Myeza Road Park in Masiphumelele after the upgrade. Photo from City of Cape TownThe City of Cape Town is proud to announce that the Myeza Road Park in Masiphumelele was officially reopened to the public on Tuesday 29 January 2013.

The park was in a poor state before the upgrade and as a result was not used very often by the community.  There was a large hole in the middle, play equipment was badly vandalized and there were piles of illegally dumped household waste all over the park.

In response, the City’s Parks Department initiated an upgrade that sought to deliver a quality play park to the area that the community could enjoy. The project cost a total of R393 000,00 which was spent on the following:

  • Refurbishment of all play equipment and installation of additional equipment
  • Fencing
  • Installation of rubber matting underneath the play equipment
  • Planting of 20 indigenous trees
  • Laying over 1000 m2 of kikuyu lawn
  • New park benches
  • Galvanized bins

Myeza Road Park in Masiphumelele before the upgrade. Photo from City of Cape Town In the process of upgrading the park, six people from the surrounding community were employed to assist with horticultural upgrade and maintenance, and at present the park is maintained on a daily basis by an individual from the area.

“The City recognises the importance of partnerships with our communities in ensuring that upgrades can be implemented and maintained successfully. This partnership is essential if we are to fulfil our mandate of being a Caring City, and we will work diligently to ensure that this positive relationship is maintained,” said Councillor Tandeka Gqada, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services.