The work done forms part of a multimillion rand project to create a 5 km circulatory track around Princess Vlei, including a boardwalk through the reeds. The walkway has long been on the community's wish list, and has been identified by several community groups as high on their list of priorities for the park.
The work done so far marks the first phase of the development. Like many of the other improvements, it has been strongly championed by Cllr Kevin Southgate, who has also given generously from the ward funding allocations to improve the site. Projects enabled by ward funding include the children's play park.
Improvements now include grassing the picnic area adjacent to the M5 entrance, paving and marking an area to be used for a market in the future, paving pathways, landscaping and planting 25 indigenous trees. Plans for this improvement may be accessed here (note the lower walkway path has not yet been completed)
The following slide show depicts the enhanced area.