Green Point Park in Cape Town
Since the FIFA World Cup in 2010, Green Point Park has become one of the most popular Cape Town tourist attractions.
So when you’re looking for things to do in Cape Town and your desire is to get outside in nature, make your way to the Green Point Park and discover this urban park.
Q: Where is Green Point Park situated?
Bay Road, Green Point, with 4 different entrance gates around the park.
Q: When is the park open?
Open | Summer 06:00-20:30 | Winter 07:00-18:00
Q: How can I get hold of the Green Point Park?
- Queries | 021 417 0111/01
- Security Matters | 021 430 7356
- Cape Town Stadium | 021 417 0120
Q: How large is the Green Point Park?
Q: Is there an entrance fee?
No, the park is free for all.
Q: Are there play parks for my kids?
Yes, two in fact |
- Adventure Play Park [7-16yrs]
- Tot-Lot Play Park [1-6yrs]
Please note that children are always to be supervised by adults.
Q: Can I take my dog?
Yes. Dogs and other animals are allowed as long as they’re kept on leashes at all times and owners dispose of dog excrement. All animals however, are not permitted in the Biodiversity Showcase Garden.
Q: Can you tell me more about the Biodiversity Showcase Garden?
The garden is divided into 3 areas |
- People and Plants
- Discovering Biodiversity
It is the only garden of its kind in all of the Western Cape and contains over 300 local Cape plant species and features 25 000 indigenous plants, trees, shrubs, bulbs and groundcovers.
There are educational pockets, footprints in the ground and information boards to guide you through the garden.
Some special features include plant beds that are divided into vegetation types like Sandveld | Mountain Fynbos | Renosterveld and useful, entertaining information regarding fauna species that are associated with the different flora species.
Q: Can I book a tour of the Biodiversity Showcase Garden?
Yes. Park tours can be booked through the Stadium Visitor Centre. All costs go towards the maintenance of the park. Tours leave at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 and are accompanied by official guides. Phone 021 417 0120/01.
Q: Who owns and takes care of the park?
The City of Cape Town.
Q: Can I have a picnic in the park?
Yes, but no fires are to be made or gas apparatus to be used. Umbrellas and other coverings are only allowed to be used in designated picnicking areas.
Q: Can I host an event?
Yes. One can host informal small-scale outdoor celebrations that may include corporate events, expos, exhibitions, weddings and markets with limited amplified sound.
Q: Can I ride my bicycle here?
Yes. There are large open spaces to enjoy the outdoors and bicycles are allowed on designated bicycle paths.
Q: Is there an Outdoor Gym?
There is a large focus on fitness and wellbeing so the park offers a running track, outdoor gym and large open lawns where sports and
activities can take place.
Q: What is the Green Point Park Run?
A free weekly 5km run through the park that starts every
Saturday at 08:00.
Meet between Bay, Bill Peters and Vlei Roads. One does need to register once though, in order that you get your time.
Q: What is the Little Common Area?
A 8000m2 flat surface next to the park’s ponds and Biodiversity Showcase Garden. Also situated near the park’s ablution facilities and electricity supply. Perfect for hosting events.
Q: Tell me more about Green Point Park’s Amphitheatre?
The Amphitheatre has a seating capacity of 300 people, a roofed stage of 80m2 and 60m2 backstage with 4 general wash flood lights on stage.
Q: What is the Reddam Field?
9000m2 grass field that used to be the old Reddam sports club. This field is close to the parking area and the Virgin Active gym. The lawn is equipped with electricity connections.
Q: What is the Stadium Forecourt?
13000m2 of lawns and neatly paved areas.
Q: What is the Walk-on Analemmatic Sundial all about?
A structure that tell you the time when standing and facing in a certain direction. All it needs is the sun and your shadow, give it a try.
Q: What else should be avoided at all times?
Firearms | Knives | Explosives | Fireworks | Alcohol | Swimming | Loud Music | Flower Picking | Camping | Unauthorised Hawking | Scateboarding
Interesting Facts about The Green Point Park
- Officially opened on 20 December 2010.
- Ranked 5th most visited tourist attraction in Cape Town.
- Used to be called the Green Point Common.
- A small part of the Reddam Field is used for cultivating grass that is used for remedial purposes on Cape Town Stadium’s playing pitch.
- There are drinking fountains all along the park for the thirsty.
- There is an outdoor Labyrinth near the Mouille Point Lighthouse entrance.
Content and Images | Ed Beukes