Children with Disabilities celebrate the Opening of the New Park in New Cross Roads
Councillor Gerhard Ras, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, who officiated at the event, said: "This park has special play equipment consisting of a unique two-seater swing, a two-seater see-saw and a four-seater roundabout.
I have no doubt in my mind that not only children with disabilities, but all children are going to experience lots of fun in this park".
Cllr Ras further added: "Other interesting features, such as an indigenous and water-wise focal garden, benches under newly- planted shade trees for parents to sit and observe their children playing and a wall mural, all add character to the park. It is fenced to define it as a unique park designed for children with physical disabilities".
An unemployed youth residing opposite the park, has been employed to ensure that the park is clean and well kept. He will also ensure that children from the community have a safe place to play.
A similar park will be opened in Mitchells Plain in the near future.
Issued by: Lisle Brown, media officer, City of Cape Town
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