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As part of Hyundai’s investment in greening environmental projects, Hyundai has secured the rights to Mushroom Farm Park for two years. The beautiful park, in the heart of Sandton, provides the perfect place to enjoy nature in a secure environment.

The park was renamed Hyundai Sky Park after the large Hyundai branded air balloon that drifts 120m above it, Mushroom Farm Park is a lovely green lung in the heart of Sandton.

It’s equipped with an interactive children’s play area, an earth garden, amphitheatre, giant balloon riding facility, outdoor gym and duck pond. Moreover, dog walkers are welcome provided that their pooches are on a leash, and the neatly paved walkways are perfect for strollers or joggers. Entrance is free and there are security guards to ensure safety at all times. There are also tables, benches and clean public toilets available. It’s the perfect setting to have a picnic too!

Check out this video for a quick tour of the park:

Why the name Mushroom Park?

So, you may be wondering – why is it called Mushroom Park?

According to The Heritage Portal:

“Where the park is today, during the 1950s and 1960s, there was a thriving mushroom farm and cannery named after the small stream on the property, known as the ‘Silver Stream’. Indeed, many people will remember the well known brand of high quality mushrooms which traded under the name but which are no longer on the market.

‘Silver Stream’ prospered in the early 1960s and in 1967 Dr Kark sold the operation to Tiger Oats, staying with them in an advisory capacity for a further four years. Tiger Oats later sold to Tongaat Mushrooms, which already incorporated Denny Mushrooms. The laboratories and factory were gradually moved away from Sandown, and in due course the land was acquired by the Sandton Council.

Charles Kark died in 1991, aged 97, fondly remembered by the many babies  he delivered during his first career and immortalised now by Sandton’s ‘Mushroom Farm’ in his second career. The fact that Sandton ‘Mushroom Farm Park’ is now available for all to enjoy is a fit tribute to a man of such energy.”

Truffles on The Park

Set in the serene setting of Mushroom Farm Park, this beautiful restaurant is the perfect place to have a meal after some time spent at the park. The Botanical bar and bistro is known for their Sushi, Tapas and delicious Cocktails! They are open for brunch over the weekend and if the weather is good then their man-made Beach is open to relax at accompanied with their meals and drinks. Please note that Truffles on The Park is closed on Mondays. Furthermore, it is recommended that you make a booking during their busy hours over the weekend.

To view their menu click here.

Source: Truffles On The Park Facebook Page

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