Battery Park is a new urban park that forms the gateway to the V&A Waterfront, integrating the Cape Town CBD and V&A Waterfront through a series of pedestrian routes, including one alongside the canal. Visitors to the park are able to engage in a range of outdoor recreation, entertainment and retail activities in various levels of public spaces. Each area of the park contains public walking paths and benches. Landscaping consists of waterwise fynbos and other indigenous plants and trees.
Canal: the park hosts a range of water sport activities from standup paddling to kayaking and swimming. The canal also provides a link between the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town International Convention Centre through water taxis that ferry passengers between both points.
Piazza: the Piazza forms one of the levels of the park. It comprises of retail outlets, pedestrian paths, benches, and gardens. Stairs leading from the Piazza gives visitors access to the canal, from where they can watch water activities or simply meander along the water’s edge.
Park: the elevated park area offers views across the V&A Waterfront and the surrounding city streets. The park is full accessible to disabled visitors.
Youth activities and children’s playground: this area of the park comprises of an AstroTurf basketball court, five-a-side soccer and an urban skate park (designed by well-known skate park designer Mark Baker from Shred).
Retail: the Piazza is home to niche companies offering specialist services, as well as food and beverage retailers.
Events and activities: a pavillion similar to the Amphitheatre offers some shelter from the wind, as well as hosts entertainment periodically.
Other things to do: guests can picnic, start a fitness run from the park, grab a cup of coffee nearby, or grab a bike and cycle through the city.
Battery Park launches on 10 November 2018, from 10am to 5pm, with a celebration featuring live music, games, art and more.
Address: Battery Park, Canal District, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town