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“A really nice large and quite attractive park that has probably seen better times”

James and Ethel Grey Park
Ranked #87 of 194 things to do in Johannesburg
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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 to the Wanderers cricket ground and also nearer the Birdhaven suburb that has some nice cafes.

This is a huge park that undoubtedly has seen better days but nevertheless it is still a nice and quite attractive park to visit although certainly used more by locals than tourists. As has been said before, it is very popular with dog walkers, mainly at the top (Birdhaven) end and is busier at weekends.

As a tourist I found it a very relaxing place to sit and take in the great views down to central Johannesburg and also have a walk. It is a huge park and I think split by a busy road. I never had an issue safety wise although it could be a bit quiet but would think the top end is probably preferable.

Unlikely to be on the tourist trail but if you want something a bit different then give it a go - I really like it.

Thank Andrew B
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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 and walk in a park for locals. I would say that it's not a tourist attraction, but is a good place to get some exercise.

2  Thank Grennie47
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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
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Reviewed 28 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

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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 and a smallish one for older kids. There is usually some private security vehicles parked it he parking lot which does give once a sense of safety.

It is doggy haven, but unfortunately we apparently don't have a culture of cleaning up after our dogs in Johannesburg, so the lawn is littered with smelly 'land mines'.

The views from the high ground are superb, and overall it is a great park.

1  Thank Adam B
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