Green Point Park: Four Reasons To Visit This Urban Oasis

Greenpoint Park City of Cape Town

A wonderful alternative to the beach.

Like most big cities, Cape Town has a series of well-trodden green belts and parks, where locals head to read, chill, picnic or exercise. One of our current favourites – for its sea-facing location, fitness facilities and kiddies’ playground – is the multipurpose Green Point Urban Park. These are some of the cool things we love doing there:

1. The fitness equipment

Green Point Urban Park
City of Cape Town

If you’re looking for a fume-free space to exercise outdoors, this park has all you need: paved walkways and some cool training equipment for strength training. Bring along your water bottle, but remember that no glassware is permitted in the park.

2. The kids’ playground

Kids will be in their element, with lots of grass to roam free, a bricked path along the water where they can cycle safely, and a gated playground with swings, a jungle gym, slides and tunnels. And then there’s The Creamery, one of our favourite ice-cream parlours, just a short walk away – a wonderful way to end a morning or afternoon in the park.

3. It’s a pooches’ paradise

Dogs are welcome, as long as they’re kept on their leashes and well-behaved. But camping, braais, alcohol, swimming and skateboarding are not permitted! In summer, when the beach crowds and sand don’t appeal, pack a picnic, your pooch, and a blanket, and come and chill on the lawn. In winter, take a leisurely stroll through the park, while the kids let off steam, topped off with a hot chocolate at the coffee shop.

4. The biodiversity nature garden

Never at Home

The biodiversity garden teems with flora and fauna, and hundreds of endemic plant species. Follow the “wetland walk” and watch the waterbirds in their natural habitat, or the “biodiversity trail”, which features artwork and statues, and interactive boards filled with interesting information.

Good to know The park is able to accommodate disabled visitors.

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Time of publication: 08 March 2021