Delta Park

 

delta_parksml.jpgRegion B, Zone 2
Address: Craighall Road, Victory Park
Telephone: 011 888 4831

One of Johannesburg's biggest green lungs and an ambler's paradise, Delta Park offers 104 hectares of grassland and woodland to explore. Thousands of people enjoy the many walking trails, which link three beautiful tree-lined dams.

A comfortable walk around the perimeter of the park takes the better part of a morning, especially if you take the time to study the different plants. If you prefer a longer walk, go right down to the park's southern border and walk along the Braamfontein Spruit Trail, Johannesburg's major stream bordering Delta Park.

There is also a sensory trail and bird-viewing hides, and the Florence Bloom Bird Sanctuary is incorporated into the park. The southeast corner of Delta Park is one of the most tranquil retreats and there are delightful picnic spots.

The spacious park is also the home of the Delta Environmental Centre, where a wide range of fascinating wildlife-related courses are offered to adults and children. There are holiday programmes, aimed at children between the ages of six and 13, on offer. They are facilitated by professional staff. About 20 000 children take part in the programmes every year.

Getting there: There is safe parking at the centre and main entrance, reached via Road No 3 or Road No 5 off Rustenburg Road, Victory Park, or at the corner of Pitcairn Road and Penelope Avenue in Blairgowrie.

Facilities/features/events: Dam, wild-bird sanctuary, scout training grounds, seating, filming movies and commercials, small concerts, corporate events and fun fairs.