You’ll be able to do a lot against the eye-catching backdrop of Table Mountain from October.
Battery Park is a new urban park that connects the V&A Waterfront to the city through a series of scenic pedestrian routes, recreation and retail activities. It’s a green space that forms part of the Canal District of the Waterfront. Here’s what will be on offer…
HOP INTO HERITAGE
The ruins of the historic Amsterdam Battery have been retained in the Park as a new heritage site.
A battery is typically a fortified place for heavy guns. The Dutch constructed Cape Town’s Amsterdam Battery in 1784 to defend Table Bay Harbour from attack. In 1898, it was disbanded, and later, partially demolished to make way for the harbour.
STAND-UP AND PADDLE
Grab your friends and spend the day stand-up paddling along the canal. A range of watersports is available, from SUP to kayaking and swimming. You can also catch a water taxi between the Cape Town International Convention Centre and the V&A Waterfront.
SKATE AND SNAP
In a bid to make Battery Park accessible and interesting for all ages, a public skate park is under way. Word on the street is that it will be free to use. With the picturesque Table Mountain in the background, we foresee it being the most Insta-worthy new destination in Cape Town.
BOOST YOUR FITNESS
Grab a coffee nearby and start your run or walk or run along pedestrian paths in fresh scenery. Grab a bike and explore the area from a different perspective. The basketball court invites you to enjoy an after-work game, and can double up as a soccer field, too.
LET THE KIDS PLAY
The family-friendly play park features a jungle gym, swings, rocking horses, and a scooter path. The children’s play park is expected to open by November 2018.
PICNIC WITH A VIEW / WATCH & WANDER
With a landscaped fynbos garden, plenty of benches and wheelchair access, the park is the perfect place for a picnic. Enjoy exquisite views across the V&A Waterfront and the surrounding city. Watch water activities or simply wander along the water’s edge and gaze at Signal Hill.
SIP / SUP / SHOP
Enjoy something to eat and drink from a selection of eateries tempting you with the likes of freshly brewed coffee and chocolate croissants.
Shop /window shop at a host of niche companies, showrooms, and boutique stores offering specialist products and services.
And if an outdoor movie under the stars appeals, Battery Park is one of the new venues for the Galileo Open Air Cinema.