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City officially opens upgraded Kuyasa Park in Khayelitsha<br><span><figure class="figure-credits right"><img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/unveiling.jpg" alt="placeholder" class="responsive" style="width:576px;" /><figcaption> <p>© City of Cape Town</p> </figcaption> </figure> <div>The City of Cape Town’s Kuyasa Park in Khayelitsha was reopened today after a 10-month closure which allowed for a R3,6 million upgrade.</div><div><br></div><div>A community consultation process was initiated in 2014 after reports from residents that the area was becoming a site for illegal dumping of rubbish, despite regular cleaning by the City.</div><div><br></div><div>‘Taking the community’s needs into account, the park was upgraded to include an outdoor gym, play equipment, soccer and netball areas, an amphitheatre, and a braai and family picnic area,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, Councillor Anda Ntsodo.</div></span><div><span><figure class="figure-credits left"><img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Kuyasa%20Park.jpg" alt="placeholder" class="responsive" style="width:576px;" /><figcaption> <p>© City of Cape Town</p> </figcaption> </figure> <p></p></span><div>The park was developed and upgraded using ward allocation funding and 28 job opportunities were created during the construction phase.</div><div><br></div><div>‘The City realises the importance of parks in terms of our environment and our communities. Parks are spaces for physical and recreational activity – they provide safe spaces to play and relax, while giving our children an opportunity to get fresh air and enjoy the outdoors,’ said Councillor Ntsodo.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><span><figure class="figure-credits right"><img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Kids%20enjoying%20in%20park.jpg" alt="placeholder" class="responsive" style="width:576px;" /><figcaption> <p>© City of Cape Town</p> </figcaption> </figure> <div>Kuyasa Park is located in Khayelitsha and it is hoped that this park will become the heart of the surrounding community.</div><div><br></div><div>‘This park is for the community and we encourage young and old to visit and enjoy everything it has to offer. It’s an opportunity for each one to foster a sense of unity in a space created for their enjoyment,’ said Councillor Ntsodo.</div><div><br></div><div>​<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-weight:700;">End</span></div>​​</span><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong></strong></div><div><br></div></div>2016-11-22T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#2514235a-b006-4d5c-a608-2836d627b3bd;L0|#02514235a-b006-4d5c-a608-2836d627b3bd|Kuyasa park;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#4e49199c-a6fd-41d2-a6c6-16208d302a0c;L0|#04e49199c-a6fd-41d2-a6c6-16208d302a0c|Khayelitsha;GP0|#edf0e3b8-f398-4bf8-a0ff-2f674175b062;L0|#0edf0e3b8-f398-4bf8-a0ff-2f674175b062|city parks1

 

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