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Westridge Gardens in Mitchells Plain now boasts new Rose Garden

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, Councillor Brett Herron, officially opened a Rose Garden at City Parks’ Westridge Gardens in Mitchells Plain today, 19 April 2011.

“Westidge Gardens has long been the closest and most convenient public open space for residents of Mitchells Plain to enjoy family picnics, take wedding pictures or simply get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The addition of a Rose Garden to this public open space creates an even more attractive environment. City Parks is extremely proud of the fact that Westridge Gardens is now one of Cape Town’s flagship facilities, specifically for the enjoyment of Mitchells Plain residents,” said Director of City Parks, Chantal Hanslo.

From left to right: Brett Herron, Grant Pascoe

“Westridge Gardens is truly a model for the transformation of a public park through the commitment and passion of the local City Parks staff. The gardens are beautiful, peaceful, well-kept and well-utilised by the community and we regard this park as a bench-mark for future improvement projects,” said Councillor Herron.

The public open space in Westridge Gardens can be hired for events and small functions and is frequently used for weddings and children’s parties. There are demarcated areas for various activities including:

  • A skateboard park
  • A children’s play area which includes facilities for children with physical disabilities
  • Park benches for relaxation
  • Vast open lawns and trees for free play
  • Indigenous dunes

For further information, please contact Derek Klein on 021 371 5131/2 or e-mail Derek.klein@capetown.gov.za.

 

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