A day of fun, education and entertainment is promised when the City of Cape Town hosts the Sybrand Park Environmental Festival. The festival will take place on Saturday, 17 November 2012 at Sybrand Park near Athlone and conclude with the Discovery Race at Oude Molen, Two Rivers Urban Park.
Mayoral Committee Member for Economic, Environmental and Spatial Planning, Alderman Belinda Walker, and the ward councillor for the area, Cllr Anthea Green, invite the community of Sybrand Park to attend. The festival aims to create awareness about environmental issues, and will feature a snake and bird show by the Cape Town Snake Park, a recycled instrument workshop and demonstration by Pedro the Music Man, and various interactive exhibitions.
The excitement continues with community attendants being bussed to nearby Two Rivers Urban Park, a recently established park that forms part of a city-wide system of multi-purpose urban parks proposed as part of the City's approach to building a more equitable city. Community members will get to explore the Urban Park by means of a “discovery race” (various activities including horses, alien clearing, waste, vegetable gardens) with prizes awarded after.
The idea of a multi-purpose urban park such as the Two Rivers Urban Park is to integrate the intrinsic ecological qualities of the area with the rich cultural aspects and built fabric of the parkland.
“This will improve the environment for surrounding communities to use. The Park will provide for recreational, educational, institutional, productive, economic and cultural uses and in this way become an important peoples' place,” says Alderman Walker.
Download the full programme and map to the event here.
For more information please contact Lindie Buirski at Lindie.Buirski@capetown.gov.za.