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James and Ethel Grey Park

Melrose Street | Birdhaven, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Pleasant park to walk and bird-watch, but some cautions.

We stayed at the Peech Hotel (see separate review), which is a very pleasant and popular tourist... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
El Cerrito, California
Lovely green space with kiddie playground

This is a lovely park with a decent size parking area. There is a path to walk along and dogs are... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Melrose Street | Birdhaven, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stayed at the Peech Hotel (see separate review), which is a very pleasant and popular tourist hotel. We asked about someplace near-by that we could safely walk and maybe see some birds (since there are a lot on the grounds of the Peech Hotel)....More

Thank divegirlelaine
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a lovely park with a decent size parking area. There is a path to walk along and dogs are welcome. Towards the Wanderers side there is a fenced play area for little children. The play area has a table and bench, a lovely...More

Thank CaroBomb
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a nice, small, neighbourhood park in a leafy suburb of Northern Johannesburg. Great for a picnic or perhaps to walk the dog.

Thank TravelOften1968
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

A park for picnic and not crowded. Facilities not adequate (toilets and water supply). Lovely for walking dogs. Also equipped with children's playground spots.

Thank Nico v
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I used the park when staying at the Protea Wanderers for the Test cricket. Whilst probably not the most direct route I walked through it on a couple of occasions to the large upmarket Melrose Arch centre with shops and restaurants. It is fairly close...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 15 February 2015

If you are looking for a place to take a long walk, or a place to take your dogs for a walk, this is the place to go. Fact is that if you are a traveller in Johannesburg, you are not here to see nature...More

2  Thank Grennie47
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This is one of central Johannesburg's lovely parks worth visiting. Beautiful views, wonderful undulating walking paths and even has security.

2  Thank Gilda18
Reviewed 27 August 2013

A great place to relax and jog, The park is pretty bug and quiet most of the time. Also a good place to walk the dogs

Thank nicktours
Reviewed 11 August 2013

It is a nice park for kicking a ball, or having a picnic. The lower part near Acrobranch has no security or play equipment, but across the stream on the higher ground there is decent parking, a tiny and good playground for very young kids...More

1  Thank Adam B
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Beautiful park. Not well maintained. There is a man made stream running through the park which flows down over rocks into a pond. It no longer works which is unfortuneate.

2  Thank RangerMark
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