FRIENDS OF FIELD AND STUDY PARK
(Assoc. Incorporated under Sect. 21)
PBO number - PBO930025105
Reg. No. 2006/029242/08 Tax No. 1039/169/84/0
We aim to raise funds to support and protect the interests of The Field and Study Park,
its members and the public. To initiate Outreach Programmes in the wider community
FRIENDS OF FIELD AND STUDY
Our aim is to keep it the natural, open space that it is and to protect the parkland from being sold off or to oppose any efforts to change the character of the park. We have vigorously opposed proposals from the Joburg Property Co. who, during those 6 years, have tried to do both.
We oversee the maintenance of the Park and generally try to keep improving the Park in any way we can. We have had more benches and bins put in, got the Dinasoar climbing frame for the children and have just had the toilets refurbished. We have further plans with help from the community.
With no worker in the Park and Parks unable to provide security, we have now negotiated a ‘No Charge’ Contract with ADT to patrol the Park 24/7 with response. Boards at the entrance and on the field with emergency numbers are now erected.
We are engaging in continual talks with JPC as we feel we cannot afford to lose any more open space in the constantly densifying Sandton. Funds permitting, we will do whatever we can, in a constructive manner, to find a win/win solution.
FIELD AND STUDY PARK
Louise Ave. Parkmore.
The history of the land on which the park stands – The Farm ‘Driefontein” - can be traced back to 1859 when land transactions were first formalized by the Govt. It was 280.558morgan in extent with the Braamfontein spruit running through it. In 1888 it was divided into 9 portions. It had subsequent owners but in 1937 Philip and Emma Arnold bought approx. 40 acres and with the help of some labourers, built the stately, current house themselves.
The Park is now divided into two separate sections.
THE PARK outside the fence which is open to the public 7 days a week, It can be hired for events through the Metro Office. Tel. Mimmie Masike of Parks -Tel 011 712 6690 / 6664
The grounds provide natural, wide, uncluttered open space which is used by all the community for a wide variety of outdoor activities and recreation – schools, churches, fun days, community days, corporate entertainment etc. Due to the size of the grounds virtually any activity can be accommodated whether for a man and his dog or 400 people. The beautiful river walk is an opportunity to get back to nature and provides a ‘Place for the Soul’ - so vital for the human psyche in the current frenetic world we live in.
For the latest information on the Field and Study Park visit their own webpage at www.fofs.co.za
Note: For a detailed history see Field & Study Website (click here).
October 2012 newsletter http://fofs.co.za/fofs-news/october-2012-news-update
Friends of Field an Study Park
Contact Rose Johnson
Tel.011 883 7450
082 784 1933
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