9 March 2022

A green nook for residents of Naledi

The residents of Naledi in Soweto will be presented with one of the latest state of the art parks developed by Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo. Rebone Park, which was once a barren public open space between houses and a school, is now ready for use by those living in and around the park.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) is the entity responsible for championing greening in the City of Joburg, including designated open spaces, the Joburg Zoo, public parks, street trees, nature reserves cemeteries and crematoria.

The small park which was developed at an estimate of R1.5m boasts benches made from concrete for durability, 6 pieces of free-to-use outdoor gym equipment, an irrigation system, play equipment and a netball course, is ideal for relaxation and an outdoor experience, close to home. The park is designed to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage communities to make use of these spaces while taking ownership and caring for their park. The eleven EPWP workers and three SMME’s participated in the development of the park from inception to completion.

Councillor Ronald Harris, the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development in the City of Joburg, will do the honors of handing over the park to the community. Learners from Rebone Primary School will entertain guests with an item as well as a netball match.

“The City of Joburg is aware of how critical parks are for communities such as this one in Naledi. We will continue creating livable and vibrant green spaces where people can build strong and caring communities. We plead with the residents to look after this park and report any transgressions to City Parks and Zoo,” stated Councillor Harris.

Parks and green lungs significantly improve the wellbeing of people living in over populated cities and townships. They reduce daily stresses of life and bring about a connectedness with nature.