The City of Cape Town has invested R33 million in the Valhalla Park Family Recreational Centre, which is the first of its kind in Cape Town.
The centre is proving to be an increasingly popular facility – especially for children who make up nearly 70% of its visitors. Since it was opened in December 2013, an average of 292 people have visited the space daily. A record high was seen on the last day of the school holidays, 14 January 2014, with 707 visitors – 364 of whom were children.
Situated on over six hectares of land, includes a full-size synthetic soccer pitch, a clubhouse and community facility, a network of pathways and landscaped areas, a BMX track, playground areas, outdoor gym areas, a spray park, a change room and ablution facilities, outdoor reading rooms for community interaction with library activities, two mini-soccer pitches, two multipurpose courts, a multitude of landscape architecture features and accommodation for a caretaker.
“This uniquely inclusive multifunctional centre has added tremendous value to the community. It is a model recreation centre which caters for all ages and interests and has proven immensely popular over the school holidays. It is certainly a place for the whole family to enjoy. We trust that it will continue to be well used and provide a safe and fun space for everyone from toddlers to seniors,” said Alderman Walker.
The Valhalla Park Recreation Centre is situated on the corner of Angela Road and Valhalla Drive, Valhalla Park