What do we do?

We clear and replace dumpsites in townships with small parks, which are planted with indigenous shrubs and trees. We aim to mobilise neighbourhood residents to value, use and take ownership of their local pocket parks. We also train others in skills to create pocket parks.

How do we do this?

We partner with location-based actors such as the eThekwini Municipality’s Parks Department and local property developer MetroDev in the kwaMashu area to clear, landscape and re-green areas. The Parks Department supplies available indigenous trees and shrubs.

Where do we do it?

Wards 46, 47 in KwaMashu:  Makhathini, Tshanini, Maqadini, Chakide, Magwaza, Maqongqo
With outreach into other areas.

What is the impact?

  • The Green Corridors Enviro team has established and maintains six pocket parks.
  • Park Activation Coordinators and Public Safety Officers contribute to the safe use and enjoyment of the mini-Parks and access routes.
  • We train people to establish pocket parks in their communities.

How can you get involved?

Adopt a Pocket Park: Green Corridors will use your sponsorship to maintain and beautify existing or new mini-parks, and contribute towards employing locally recruited park activation coordinators.