Community cares for park, gardens

Frans Oeder park was recently upgraded.

The City of Cape Town’s Parks department and New Woodlands residents recently signed a Community Gardening Agreement that saw the establishment of the Frans Oeder park.

City Parks allocated R15 000 from its Community Gardening Project as well as tools, paint and compost.

Lawn and trees were planted to beautify the park and kerbs installed for the footpath to ensure easy passage through the park.

The Moses Kotler Park has also recently been fenced with R50 000 from the ward budget. Lawn and trees have been planted and kerbs built for the footpath.

Mayoral committee member for community services, Anda Ntsodo, said: “Both parks are run by older members of the community who enjoy gardening as a hobby.

“The impact these volunteers have had on their neighbourhood is something they should be very proud of. Quality public spaces such as these are vital to individual and community life, as they provide local destinations in which people can relax outdoors and enjoy nature. We are fortunate to have such enthusiastic and creative community members to work with and I would like to thank them for their beautiful contribution to our city.”