Diepsloot Park

Diepsloot Park, in the north of Johannesburg, is based in one of the poorest areas of Johannesburg. It is located close to the N14 freeway. Security is provided 24 hours a day.

City Parks renovated the park in 2008, putting in swings, slides and round-abouts along with grass and lush plants. It boasts a mini-soccer field, a place reserved for indigenous games and a huge outdoor television screen.

Diepsloot Park was the first park in Johannesburg to get Township TV, with City Parks working closely with Township TV, a private social responsibility venture driving the concept, to bring sports events closer to poorer communities.

Township TV sees large screens placed in parks, enabling park users to watch various sporting events over the weekends.

During the week the focus shifts to children, with educational fare on offer. The LED screens are specifically made for daylight viewing and the parks have 24-hour security.