I spend a lot of time in city apartments and while I am most grateful, I sometimes miss grass. I enjoy the view from an elevated stance and can’t get enough of city landscape, but something happens when I get to leisurely relax (and play) on grass.

I had often driven past Zoo Lake and even went across the street on several occasions to visit the Johannesburg Zoo, but for one reason or the other, I have never been to Zoo Lake Park.  While leisurely driving around with my travel companion on a cold weekend, we went to Zoo Lake Park in Johannesburg.

There were a lot of picnics, children running around, adults relaxing and delicious food in baskets and lunch boxes everywhere. Some pockets of the park were packed to capacity. I got out of the car and twirled with excitement as I stood on the grass. It was full and buzzing with people.

I also noted that there were several braais (barbecues) going on even though these were prohibited according to the signage. The lake was full of ducks and looked beautiful. I was uplifted by the many families and friends who assembled here to take time for each other, get out, walk on the grass and rest in nature. 

Phindiwe Nkosi at Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg. Photo by GC.Phindiwe Nkosi at Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg. Photo by GC.

Phindiwe Nkosi at Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg. Photo by GC.Phindiwe Nkosi at Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg. Photo by GC.

A glimpse of the lake full of ducks at Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg. Photo by Phindiwe NkosiA glimpse of the lake full of ducks at Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg. Photo by Phindiwe Nkosi

 

 

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