The City’s Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department officially opened the Ocean View Multi-Purpose Centre on Women’s Day, Tuesday, 09 August 2011. It was well attended by the surrounding communities, residents were bowled-over with the new facilities on offer and all enjoyed much fun and many games.
The goal of the new hub is to offer sport facilities and recreation activities to the surrounding community of Retreat, Ottery, Lotus River, Parkwood, Grassy Park, Elfindale, Steenberg, Seawinds, Claremont, Hout Bay, Newlands, Plumstead, Wynberg, Mowbray, Diep River, Simon’s Town, Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Kommetjie, Kalk Bay, Clovelly, Misty Cliffs and Ocean View.
Facilities include a basketball court, netball court, two soccer pitches, three badminton courts, a volleyball court and an AstroTurf soccer field – while the range of activities offered include aerobics, arts and crafts, board games, dancing, music and drama classes. A recent study conducted across the Cape metropole showed that only 24.6% of adult residents in Cape Town participate in physical activities in their spare time, yet 60% rate themselves as healthy. Almost 90% of Capetonians feel that sport and recreation is important for communities in Cape Town.
As a result of the study the Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department has embarked on a project to establish recreation hubs in each district – the Ocean View Multi-Purpose Centre being a result of this. The hubs are the core facilities at which various sport and recreation activities take place, on a regular basis.
The City regards sport and recreation as an important tool – contributing not only to youth development, but also to the development of communities and the fostering of social cohesion.
Visit the new Ocean View Multi-Purpose Centre at Milky Way, Ocean View.