For the Love of Jozi – Parkview

I’m a lover of green spaces and community activities, it brings a neighbourhood, a city together, a way of meeting people. It gets people out from behind their high walls. Parkview just ticks all these boxes.

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What better way to have some family fun.

Zoo Lake, one of the many green spaces in Johannesburg, is situated in Parkview. Once a month ‘Artists Under The Sun’ is held here, as is the annual Jazz festival. However, it’s just such a great place to picnic or to just take a walk. Over weekends it gets rather busy so I prefer to visit mid week. I’m yet to be tempted to take a rowing boat out onto the lake –  these you can rent with life jackets at about R10 per person and R7.50 per child per hour (please check costs as these can change).

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On my to do list.  
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No need to worry about falling out of the boat, there are plenty of life jackets.

If you haven’t packed a picnic then Moyo, an African themed restaurant, is right there with a stunning deck overlooking the lake and gardens. I normally stop for a drink or a light lunch but they do have quite an extensive menu and are open in the evenings.

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One of  my favourite light snack options at Moyo.
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Entrance to the Public Swimming Pool.

The Zoo Lake Public Swimming pool is also a favourite during the summer months and is well used. It was built in the 1930’s and still maintains all of its original features. I found the shape unusual in that it is a square of 30 mts by 30 mts. There are very friendly lifeguards in attendance and the entrance fee will definitely not break the bank.

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How inviting is that pool?

There is so much more to Parkview, such as the quaint shops along Tyronne Street – and do keep a lookout for events on at Alliance Francaise, maybe even attend one of their language courses, like zulu or french. (www.alliance.org.za/johannesburg)

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Have a great summer exploring the outdoor spaces in our city.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Parkview,+Johannesburg,+2193

 

 

 

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  1. Cool piece – you write so well.

    *Regards,*

    *Terry Wilson* *082 444 3676* *011 615 9898 * *terrywilson632@gmail.com*

    On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 1:25 PM For the Love of Jozi. wrote:

    > dizzylexa posted: “I’m a lover of green spaces and community activities, > it brings a neighbourhood, a city together, a way of meeting people. It > gets people out from behind their high walls. Parkview just ticks all these > boxes. Zoo Lake, one of the many green spaces in J” >

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