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The City of Windhoek is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of parks, gardens, playgrounds, swimming pools, recreational areas, sport fields, street trees, bush control and weed control on public open spaces. The City strives to improve the urban environment by making Windhoek a ‘green city’ while at the same time employing water saving methods of horticulture and creating user friendly leisure facilities for residents and visitors.

Various parks in the Central Business District are maintained, the main one being the Zoo Park in Independence Avenue. Other parks that are maintained by the city include the Augustinho Netto Park at Ausspanplatz, The Southern Entrance to Windhoek and the UN Plaza in the western suburbs. These parks and gardens are accessible to the public for leisure but some are also available for private functions. Bookings to utilise these parks and/or facilities are to be done in writing and faxed to 230175.

A turf team cares for and cuts all municipal cultivated lawns including Khomasdal and Wanaheda sport fields.

There are 20 existing playgrounds maintained throughout the city. 46 Additional sites have been reserved for future playground development to meet community needs.

There are two public swimming pools, namely Jan Jonker Swimming Pool in central Windhoek and Western Suburbs Swimming Pool between Khomasdal and Katutura. Both facilities boast Olympic size pools, children’s paddling pools, cloakrooms, a kiosk, large lawns for leisure purposes and trained life guards on duty daily. The Western Suburbs pool has a children’s playground as well as a newly built lapa for private functions.

Both pools are open to the public for 7 days a week during warm months with a short off-season when it is closed. The pools are available for hire to schools and swimming clubs for gala events and competitions.

Bookings are to be done in writing and faxed to 061 230 175.
Jan Jonker - Tel: 061 290 2573/ 238 382
Western Suburbs - Tel: 061 290 2646/ 290 2640

Goreangab Dam and Brakwater Recreational Parks both allow for picnicking with children’s play parks, barbeque sites and ablution facilities. These parks are open to the public from 10:00 to 22:00 from Wednesday to Sunday and on public holidays. No prior bookings need to be made to utilise these facilities but queries can be directed to the caretakers.

Goreangab Dam - Tel: 061 271 917
Brakwater - Tel: 061 216 766

Currently over 1 600 street trees are cared for by the City of Windhoek with additional planting in progress as part of a yearly street tree planting programme. Felling of trees posing a threat to property, person or traffic is only done on municipal property. No trees are felled or cut on private property.

A specialised team to keeps all traffic islands, sidewalks and over 2 700 street intersections clear of weeds and to keep wild grasses under control. Chemical treatment of invader Prosopis trees is done free of charge on private property upon request by calling 236225. This team’s tasks involve the clearing of undergrowth in river courses and public open spaces however no wild grass is cut on public open spaces.

Contact: The Chief: Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries

Tel: 061 236 225/ 238 860 Fax: 061 230 175

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