Parks and Gardens
OVERVIEW OF PARKS AND GARDENS
Swakopmund is well known for its beautiful gardens, but gardens are not just there for beautification and recreation. Gardens can be a place where kids and people can relax. Gardens also reduce noise and air pollution, act as windbreakers and dust filters. It provides shade on a hot desert climate; it prevents soil erosion and is educational to human. Several bird species nest and breed in our trees and palms among others are the prominent Guinee-fowl population that uses our thick vegetation to breed every year.
The Municipality Nursery is part of the Parks and Garden section that is responsible for propagating and producing plants, trees etc. for the various gardens in our town. We also sell a variety of plant species to the public at affordable prices and offer deliveries in town at a minimum price. The nursery also produces its own organic compost that is collected from the garden around town. All leaves, grass clippings and manure from our sewerage works are also milled to enrich the poor soil in the coast with much needed minerals.
Various Parks and Gardens in Swakopmund:
|Swakopmund Botanical Garden||Botanic garden with over 50 species of indigenous Namib plants||Scenic & educational park||Main Municipal Building|
|Kramersdorf||Children’s playpark Picnic area Path and walkways Green space||Recreation and leisure||Kramersdorf|
|Henrichsen Park||Playground for kids Picnic area Path and walkways Green space||Functions and events Jogging||Strand street|
|Jetty Park||Benches Picnic Area Path and walkways Green space||Recreation and leisure Small events||Side of jetty|
|Shad Promenade||Path and walkways Birds habitation Green space||Jogging Bird watching||Mole|
|Kavita Park||Path and walkways Benches Green space||Recreation and leisure||Mole|
|Museum Park||Children’s playpark Path and walkways Picnic area Green space||Recreation and leisure||Mole|
|Molensicht Park||Open Skatepark Kiosk area Path and walkways Green space||Skating events Area for vendors Recreation and leisure||Strand street|
|Frans Indongo Park||Green space||Recreation and leisure||Welwitchia Street|
|Juskei Park||Green space||Hosting Jukskei Games Recreation and leisure||Strand Street|
|Old Vineta Mark Park||Green space||Recreation and leisure||Vrede Rede Avenue (Wurstbude)|
|Tamariskia Play Park||Children’s playpark Picnic area Path and walkways||Recreation and leisure Picnics||Kwarts Avenue Tamariskia|
|Independence Park||Children’s playpark Picnic area Path and walkways Greenspace||Recreation and leisure Picnics||Cnr of Independence and Vrede Rede street.|
|Hanganeni Park||Children’s playpark Picnic area Path and walkways Greenspace||Recreation and leisure Picnics||Kleofas Kuruseb Street|
A Bonsai workshop is offered at the nursery once a year at no cost to the public. The aim of the workshop is to educate the public about the care of various plant species. The Bonsai club advertises this training publicly and everyone is invited for the training.
Booklets containing all species of indigenous Namib plants are also available at the Nursery upon request.
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