The City of Cape Town recently upgraded a small community park in Mikpunt, close to Klipheuwel, to create a space for residents to exercise, relax and enjoy the outdoors.
The upgrade was completed at a cost of R60 000, after extensive consultation with Sub-council 7, residents and city parks officials.
The park now boasts a new joy-wheel, play equipment, picnic tables and litter bins, along with a large shade structure, which has been built because it is not possible to establish trees during the water restrictions.
Suzette Little, mayoral committee member for area north, said the park would help to build a sense of community in the area by bringing people together.
“Members of the community were part of this park upgrade and I ask them all to take care of this much-needed facility with a sense of pride and ownership. Make use of it, but also look after it for the benefit of this community,” said Ms Little.
Mikpunt Park was originally developed in 2011 on an unmade road about 200m from the Klipheuwel Primary School.
Following the City’s recent upgrades, it has become an attraction in the community, especially for pupils from the local primary school.