Region B, Zone 1
Atholl Oaklands Road, Abbotsford
Telephone: 011 435 4727

Named after the early Johannesburg historians, James and Ethel Gray, this little park snuggled in the affluent suburb of Birdhaven, just south of glamorous Melrose Arch, was originally a bird sanctuary. It is still home to an assortment of feathered residents, and after a R5-million upgrade the park should become a favourite of Joburg residents.

The Sandspruit River flows through its 36 hectares, creating an attractive, tranquil atmosphere. Landscaping incorporates both indigenous vegetation and neat lawns and there are meandering walkways and new ablution facilities. It is completely fenced.

Facilities/features/events: Filming commercials, small corporate events and photography.

Getting there: Take the De Villiers Graaf Motorway, the M1, and take the Atholl Oaklands Road offramp.