If you wish to see the 4 corners of TRUP, scroll down to the bottom of this page.
The Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP) located at the confluence of the Black and Liesbeek rivers is a special place in Cape Town. The area comprises sensitive ecological systems and habitats, extensive open spaces for the creation of a park that fulfills a variety of human and ecological needs and responds creatively to this quality environment. The TRUP is envisaged as a Internationally Renowned Multipurpose Urban Park.
Its functions are foreseen to be conservation, recreation, production and attracting high yielding / public uses to form its edges and work as a tourist destination.
However, in order to protect and rehabilitate the ecological system and to develop and maintain a park, the City lacks resources both financial and human. This is why an Association (Partnership) was formed to help manage the park and to approach various donors to assist with the establishment and sustainable maintenance of the park.
Development is necessary to ensure the future sustainability of the Park and must be compatible with the environment and existing (historical) structures in terms of bulk and architectural style. Urban development on under-utilized land on the edges of the Park is encouraged. This would comprise of a mix of Live, Work, Play (A new City zoning developed especially for small business development & Eco Villages) on the east side and institutional and residential on the west side.
OBJECTIVES The objectives of the Association are:
- to promote, seek changes from custodians that fit in with the Highest Vision for the PARK and ensure the implementation of the policies and principles of the new Policy Framework;
- to advise on all developments and management agreements (PPP) within the Park, in accordance with the policies and principles of the Policy Framework;
- to participate in financial agreements and undertake fundraising initiatives for the management of the Core Public Precinct.
to maximize opportunities in the Park for all people by:
- rehabilitating, protecting, securing and enhancing the biotic systems and ecological qualities of the Park;
- promoting and enhancing the cultural-historic value of the Park;
- promoting social responsibility;
- maximizing opportunities of access to the Park for all people;
- encouraging environmental education; and
- promoting sustainable development principles within the Park.
The 4 Corners of TRUP (approx 240 Hectares)
TRUP - Overhead Map360 Degrees of TRUP
Northwest CornerFrom left to right in front, Ward 20, Maitland Garden Village, then behind - Valkenberg Hospital, Black River, Ladies Golf Driving Range, Alexandra Institute, then behind - Mowbray, Hartleyvale Stadium, Observatory Ball, Metro-rail Sheds, last behind out side of TRUP is Devils Peak, Lion's Head, Cape Town central, Signal Hill and Cape Town Harbor.
Looking due NorthWest to East directly over Maitland Garden Village
Northeast CornerFrom left to right in front, Ward 20, Oude Molen Eco Village, then behind - Maitland Garden Village, Ndabeni Industrial Area with Biovac, Pinelands and it's railway station.
One of TRUP's entrances at the East side - Oude molen Eco villageFrom left - Oude Molen's Hall, Gate Entrance, opposite Pinelands Station, looking East and South east
Southeast CornerFrom left to right in front, Oude Molen Eco Village, Palotti Wetlands, then behind - Pinelands, Park Lane and Vincent Palotti Hospital, N2 Highway
Southwest CornerFrom left to right in front, Oude Molen Pool, Wetlands with ponds, Black River, then behind - Palotti Corner, N2 Highway, Mowbray.
looking WEST over Black river to Hartleyvale etc.From South across to North of the PARK looking due West
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