The Delta Users Committee


A lake in Delta Park

DELTA USERS COMMITTEE

 

The Delta Users Committee came into being shortly before the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002 with the objective of encouraging  greater usage of the park by the community. This followed years of neglect of the park by the City Council and the perception that the park was an undesirable place for walkers, joggers and cyclists.

 To this end the committee implemented a monthly walk in the park and its surrounds. This walk still takes place and attracts upwards of 50 people from all over Greater Johannesburg. It is particularly popular with dog walkers.

 

The committee also provides a link between the community and Delta Environmental Centre, an NGO that is housed in the park and provides environmental education facilities to both learners and teachers. In addition, DEC works closely with Johannesburg City Parks on the management of the park, especially as it sees this facility as an outdoor classroom supporting its education offerings.

 

The entrance to the sensory and brail trail

Recent enhancements in the park include

 

  • The fencing of the perimeter to enhance security as well as the refencing of the Florence Bloom Bird Sanctuary

 

  • The rehabilitation of the two bird hides by Sandton Rotary

 

  • The construction of a pathway to provide wheel chair access to one of the hides

 

  • The paving of a viewing mound with benches at the entrance to the sanctuary

 

  • The installation of an irrigation system in the Water Wise/Sensory garden

 

  • The planting of indigenous material in the bird sanctuary

 

Other enhancements are planned and the DUCS will continue with its involvement in these issues.

 

Clive Fletcher

082 688 1879

June 2006

 

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 Walks arranged at Delta Park

The committee regularly organises walks in Delta Park for members of the public. The walks take place on the third Sunday of each month at 8am. The group starts off from the Guides centre (Trefoil Park). Tea/Coffee and muffins are served after the walk (cost R10)

 

Benches in the park

 

For more information on DUCS contact 

Clive Fletcher for more information 082 688 1879

  

 


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