Make over for Heath Park

2016-10-04 06:00
The R800 000 Heath Park upgrade includes landscaping, refurbished netball court and new play equipment. The project was funded by ward allocation.  PHOTO: City of cape town

The R800 000 Heath Park upgrade includes landscaping, refurbished netball court and new play equipment. The project was funded by ward allocation. PHOTO: City of cape town

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Heath Park is in the finally stages of a R800 000 upgrade.

The City of Cape Town’s Parks Department says the project, funded through ward allocations, will be completed soon.

Situated in New Lentegeur, Heath Park has gone from housing a tarred netball court in the centre of the park to serving as a welcoming open space for all residents to enjoy.

The park now boasts fencing, outdoor gym equipment, wooden and metal play equipment, tarred footpaths, pergolas with seating areas, lawns and landscaped flower beds, a refurbished netball court and newly installed basketball, netball and soccer poles.

Wall paintings by artists Richard Hendricks, a retired City Parks employee and Jeremy Appollis, a City Parks Expanded Public Works Programme employee, adorn the walls of the park.

The park is daily utilised by the locals as well as the Lentegeur Seniors Club for their exercise programmes and the local crèche.

“We call on our communities to not only protect but also to take responsibility for the facilities at their disposal. When someone damages a facility, it affects everyone,” says the City’s Mayco member for community services, Anda Ntsodo.

“We want all residents to be able to enjoy a healthier lifestyle by making use of, for instance, the outdoor gym. We want the children who visit the park on a daily basis to be able to enjoy being a child in an environment that was established for their enjoyment. We need the community’s support in order to ensure that this remains a valuable public space.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

/News
 

Play with your pet when you're not at home

Many pets are alone at home during the week while their owners are at work. So what do these animals get up to while they’re home alone?

 
 

Paws

How to get rid of fleas
12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.