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JCPZ’slatest pride – Short Road Park – to be launched on Thursday, 26 October

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) is continuing to green the City through the development and upgrading of parks and facilities as part of its capital projects. Our latest “show off” is a new charming little park, called Short Road Park.

This gem is part of the Paterson Park Precinct in Norwood, in which the City invested R2million and will be handed over to the community on 26 October 2017.

The 1 hectare park was previously enclosed by bamboo and lots of dumping occurred due to this location. Now, after work has been done, it has a storm water harvesting system – ideal for harvesting due to its shallow water table and water from the surrounding areas. This system includes bio-swale and 4 underground tanks, from which the harvested water will be used to irrigate the park.

Playground equipment has been stalled for toddlers with safe rubberized surfaces and a hop scotch pattern to help them learn about balancing. The park also has durable concrete benches that serve a dual purpose of flower beds.

Adults will be drawn to the park by the 6 braai areas and outdoor gym equipment. Bright colours in the activity areas enhance the vibrant park and welcome young and old to enjoy the great outdoors in Joburg!

Safety is a priority and four solar lights and three new pedestrian gates were installed.

Not only will the immediate community benefit from Short Road Park; upgrading the park involved 15 SMMEs and created 12 EPWP jobs.