Trafalgar Park

Park sign at Trafalgar Park, Cape Town

Set on the corner of a busy Cape Town main road the large and significant Trafalgar Park has all the potential to be a great community asset. The community of Woodstock has gathered together to create the Friends of Trafalgar Park which is incrementally working towards setting up structures to reverse the downward spiral of the park and turn it into a vibrant, fun destination. Places Plus is working to help establish and coordinate the Friends group and other community interests to implement the City of Cape Town’s Integrated Management Framework, created to drive the vision for the beautification, landscaping and heritage upgrades of the entire park.

Ryk Tulbagh Square

A crowded and congested parking area in Ryk Tulbagh Square, Cape Town

An inner-city public square that became a congested parking area, Ryk Tulbagh Square is the focus of its neighbours who dream of something more for the enclosed square and its beautiful canopy of mature tree branches. Places Plus is working with the community to understand where the wheel of progress has jammed for this civic space given over to too-many cars, and what can be done about it.

Pier Place

A place to walk through, but not yet to arrive in, Pier Place is a destination-in-waiting. Marked by a hard cobbled surface, winding benches and statues imitating the city commuters who frequent this square, area stakeholders involved with the space approached Places Plus to consult with the community, property owners and the local municipal authorities with a view to improve the square and work towards making it a welcoming and hospitable environment.

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“Cultures and climates differ all over the world, but people are the same. They’ll gather in public if you give them a good place to do it.”

― Jan Gehl