Patches of green in a city are always a welcome haven for residents to relax on the grass, read a newspaper, or let their children play in the playground. Kloof Street Park, on the corner of Kloof and Tuin Streets, is a great example of a public park which is used for exactly that. The OKCID officers assist with opening the park each morning at sunrise for the public to access it and closing it at sundown to keep it safe and secure, and avoid homeless people sleeping in the park. If residents are still enjoying the park in the evenings with their families, our team come back at a later stage to lock the gates.
Kloof Street Park has received a couple of upgrades recently, including 10 new trees planted by City Parks staff. Currently a work in progress, they are busy marking out a 250 metre jogging track for residents and future plans include the placement of a rubberized matting beneath the existing playground equipment. With funding and approval from the ward, the plans are set in place to improve this area.