Volunteers revamp Garlandale park

Volunteer Sindisa Moyi pulled out the thorn bushes in the park.

A park free of thorns and rust awaits Lansdowne residents and their children, thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers.

The group, which calls itself Save the Earth from A to Z We Are One (ASEZ WAO), is made up of young people from the World Mission Society Church of God.

On Sunday February 24,
they spent the day repainting
the Garlandale Park in Cressy Road.

They gathered with colleagues and friends at the park at 9am and repainted faded and rusty park equipment as well as the benches and bathroom.They also pulled out thorn bushes.

The City of Cape Town supplied the paint, brushes, gloves, garbage bags, brooms and spades.

Ward councillor Mark Kleinschmidt said the volunteers had done a great job.

“They scraped and repainted the park, and we also installed lighting so now people can stroll at night. It is a park that is well used by the community so the refurbishment is welcome and we hope that this will be an ongoing partnership.”

One of the volunteers, Given Tshuma, said: “I am very happy that I can do my part in uplifting the community through brightening up the park. I hope that
the community here in Lansdowne will appreciate our efforts.”

Rashaan Warley, chairman of the Rondebosch East/Garlandale Residents’ Association, said children could now play safely because the park had been fenced and now had two entrances.

“There is no rust anymore
so that makes the park safer for the children to play in. There is also lighting in the park now,” he said.