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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Zoo Lake is your number one picnic spot!

A green haven strewn with beautiful lawns, trees deeply rooted for over 110 years and ample space for easy breathing, relaxation, and an outdoor experience, is what the Zoo Lake has to offer you, your family and friends.

Zoo lake has been rated the number 1 picnic spot in Joburg in The Star Reader’s Choice Awards 2018.

The park is located just off Jan Smuts Avenue in Parkview and right across the road from Johannesburg Zoo. Park users have an array of activities to entertain themselves from state of the art play equipment, an option of paddling your boat across the man-made lake or doing what South Africans do best, braaing.

Popular for the welcoming of the season of Spring, the annual Jazz on the Lake and Carols by Candlelight, is a sure attraction for Joburgers. The park is home away from home for many visitors over weekends and public holidays.

For sports enthusiasts, the well-maintained basketball courts, Zoo Lake sports club, a mini-soccer area and the much adored Zoo Lake swimming pool are ideal for those hot summer days. Children can enjoy a stroll along the lake while feeding the ducks or enjoy the day on the jungle gyms and play equipment.

“Zoo Lake has become a meeting place of South African diversity and as a City, we’re proud and ecstatic that the public has voted our facility as their number one outdoor picnic spot. We urge users to continue to take care of their parks and outdoor spaces,” stated Councillor Nonhlanhla Sifumba, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development, City of Joburg. “Park users are encouraged to use the designated braai areas for the disposal of hot ashes and avoid disposing ashes at the bases of trees as this destroy the trees”, urged Councillor Sifumba.

Issued on behalf of
MMC Nonhlanhla Sifumba
Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development
City of Johannesburg

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