Vandalism Plagues Public Parks in Delft, Cape Town

Public parks in Delft, Cape Town, once places of recreation, are now in ruins due to rampant vandalism. Many parks, some decades old, have been turned into dumping grounds with fences, gates, and play equipment being stolen or destroyed. The City of Cape Town has allocated a budget for repairs, but intimidation of contractors has halted progress. For instance, the park in Mozart Street, Delft South, which used to be a family-friendly space, is now overrun with weeds, broken fences, and is being used as a dump site. The City urges residents to protect their infrastructure and report any suspicious activities. Ward 25 Councillor Phumla Tause emphasized the need for community involvement, stating that while residents complain, they also need to play a part in safeguarding their parks.