Already underway, this Phase is focusing on the Delta Park section of the Spruit that runs from Conrad Road in the North and Emmarentia in the South. We’ve chosen it as our ‘pilot’ site because it is one of the biggest and busiest public open spaces in Johannesburg and we expect it to give us a good overview of the challenges we’re likely to experience elsewhere along the Spruit.

Erosion control and trail repair has been ongoing since March this year. Spruit users would have noticed that lots of the ruts along the trail have disappeared.

New new trail sections have be added:

  • In Delta Park below the Delta school
  • In Emmerentia on the Beyers Naude Drive side
  • By the Virgin Active in Rustenburg Road
  • Along the tree line in Delta Park (Bantam Road side)
  • Bridge design that will be used for all bridges
  • We have already upgraded one 900m section
  • We are busy building a 1km track that’s due to be finished by the end of November 2018


Identifying and fixing accident Hot Spots:

  • ‘Choke’ points, where high numbers of people crowd narrow sections
  • Sharp corners, where trail users have no visibility of oncoming ‘traffic’ (such as horse riders, cyclists or runners who may be travelling at speed).
  • Creating a coherent, overall trail plan for the full trail system that incorporates all user groups
  • Alleviating environmental impact and erosion
  • Overcoming drainage issues
  • Ensuring that our trails comply with all environmental legislation and applying for the required approvals where they are outstanding

What’s Next

Watch this space for updates as we have them!

  • Completing new trail section on Bantam Road side of Delta Park
  • Creating a proper crossing through the wetland area on the north side of Florence Bloom bird sanctuary
  • Adding an extra bridge just north of Delta Park below Blairgowrie Drive to alleviate congestion
  • Extra trail section along Zonda Road to create separate trails for hikers/runners & cyclists
  • Adding signage to all sections that require them
  • Erosion control in Alberts Farm