During mom-in-law’s recent whirlwind visit to Cape Town, we took her all over the Cape Peninsula. One of the destinations on our list was the newly opened Green Point Urban Park. We’d visited here for a brief walkabout in April last year, during the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, when the work on the nearby brand-new Cape Town Stadium wasn’t quite completed yet. So we were keen to see what it looked like now.
It is fabulous! There is lots of educational material in the form of informative signs and labels, pretty sculptures and artistic creations are dotted about all over, and the biodiversity garden is quite fascinating. I could meander and explore here for quite a while!
The park is open every day from 7am to 7pm, and there are security guards on duty to make sure that you feel safe, and presumably so that nothing gets vandalised, damaged or nicked. Have a look here for the rules of using the park.
According to this article in the Cape Town Magazine:
“The park will include a fitness park for cycling, outdoor training and gym; a learning park for functions, seminars and arts training; a play park, an art park for specialist events, exhibitions and craft markets; an adventure park, a heritage park, an events park including outdoor markets, concerts, competitions and events and additional facilities including a tea garden, a biodiversity nursery, bicycle rental, flower selling and fresh produce markets.”
As far as we could see, though, these things are not available yet. If you want to find out more about the park and its features, you can contact Nafeesa Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, enjoy the slideshow!
But in case you want to click on any of the pictures for a closer look, I’ll post the Gallery here too: