Germiston lake park to be reopened

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pretoria – Ekurhuleni Mayor Mondli Gungubele is expected to reopen the new look Germiston Lake Park after it underwent a R20 million facelift.

This multi-million Rand park, which has been undergoing renovations since October 2011, now boasts landscaping, picnic areas, playgrounds, walkways as well as the wetlands.  It also features a fully equipped open-air gym, revamped pathways for walking and jogging, three playground areas, new park furniture, braai and picnic facilities including Victorian-styled gazebos.

Mayoral spokesperson Zweli Dlamini said the park has been designed to encourage residents to enjoy the outdoors and interact with one another as families and residents of Ekurhuleni.

“There is something for everyone at the park, and the designated play area is expected to be a favourite among parents and children. A junior playground furnished with modern play equipment designed to encourage learning through play is on offer.

“Another special feature is the play area tailor-made to accommodate people living with disabilities. The accessibility was a priority for the City and this was incorporated into the design of every area in the park,” he said in a statement on Thursday.

The area which is known as the “jazz festival section” has been converted into a classy outdoor venue. All of the buildings are receiving a lick of paint and tiling, where necessary. Two of the four ablution blocks will be rebuilt in the near future.

Dlamini said consideration was also given to restoring the infrastructure such as roads, paving, street lights, irrigation, storm water channels, water and electricity supply. 

“Visitors should note that vehicles will no longer be permitted to park inside the facility only at the designated parking area,” he said.

The reopening event tomorrow will include a kiddies olympics, indigenous games, volley ball, soccer, skating, among others. –

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