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

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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.”

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