What Is It?

Visit Mushroom Farm Park for the final Food Truck Fridays event this December. Bring the kids along to celebrate the start of the school holidays with some scrumptious eats. There will also be some amazing holiday surprises on offer, so don't miss it!

When Is It?

Friday, 06 December 2019 at 12:30 - 20:00.

Where Is It?

Mushroom Farm Park, 124 Daisy St, 2196 Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Not communicated.

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What Is It?

It’s street food time and you don’t want to miss the delicious eats that will be at the Food Truck Friday.

The Mushroom Park will be packed with a variety of foods to explore so prepare yourself to enjoy some yummy eats.

Let’s eat!

When Is It?

Friday, 01 November 2019 at 12:00.

Where Is It?

Mushroom farm park Sandton, 124 Daisy Street, 2196 Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is Free.

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Zoo Lake Park – Parkview

Not only does the Zoo Lake green gym give visitors the opportunity to blow off some steam and sweat off those extra kilos, it also offers a wonderful space to relax and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. After your workout, take a stroll through the park, check out the Coronation Fountain or enjoy a picnic. You could even take the family on a leisurely boat ride.

Details: 011 483 1017 | Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and Lower Park Drive, Parkview.

Mushroom Farm Park – Sandown

In the centre of the richest quarter mile in Joburg, the Mushroom Farm Park in Sandown is just the place if you’re looking for a little peace, relaxation and, of course, some exercise outdoors. Green Outdoor Gyms has set up a number of park gyms to give the public access to health and fitness equipment without the cost, and Mushroom Farm Park is one of their signature sites. Go check out what equipment they have ready for you.

Details: Corner Daisy & Linden Street, Sandown, Sandton.

Mushroom Farm Park – Sandown

Metro Park – Newtown

The inner city isn’t all about traffic jams, home affairs and sidewalk traders anymore. Now there is a Green Outdoor Gym at Metro City! Fitness fanatics can expect to find weight machines, steppers in different variations, stationary bikes and much more in the middle of Joburg CBD. This is also a lovely spot if you’re looking to get out of the office for a few minutes, just to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Details: South of Mandela Bridge, corner Ntembi Piliso and Carr Street, Newtown, Joburg CBD.

Protea Glen Park – Soweto

Soweto is buzzing with action, so it's only natural that Green Outdoor Gyms has spread its gift of fitness and health to Protea Glen Park. No matter which muscle group you’re looking to firm up or how intense a workout you’re seeking, there is sure to be a piece of equipment at the park gym to get the job done.

Details: Kunene Street, Soweto.

Diepsloot Park – Diepsloot

Diepsloot Park was renovated in 2008 and now sports swings, slides and roundabouts to keep the little ones entertained. They also boast a mini-soccer field for footie fans and a free outdoor green gym that was installed by Green Outdoor Gyms. So, whether you’re looking to enjoy a day out and about having fun on the play equipment or want to break a sweat at the outdoor gym, Diepsloot is just the place. There is also security 24 hours a day.

Details: N14 Highway, Diepsloot, Johannesburg.

George Hay Park – Parkview

George Hay Park is one of the popular outdoor spaces used for numerous events throughout the year, including yoga in the park, Halloween trick-or-treating and Valentine’s Day activities. To add to the options, they have installed an outdoor gym for the use of the general public. No membership fees or being cooped up indoors, this gym gives you the opportunity to enjoy nature, fresh air and sunshine while you work on your fitness.

Details: Westmeath Road, Parkview, Randburg, Johannesburg.

George Hay Park – Parkview

Petrus Molefe Eco Park – Soweto

Another spot that offers a free green gym to residents in Soweto is the Petrus Molefe Eco Park. Young and old can take advantage of the great equipment and turn half an hour of the day into a health-focused activity. What's also great is that you're bound to meet and socialise with neighbours who are fellow fitness fans and share your tips and tricks that’ll further help you on your health journey.

Details: Mokwhene Street, Dhlamini, Soweto.

Steyn City – Midrand

Connecting Lanseria to Fourways, and Midrand to Broadacres, Steyn City is another signature site that boasts a Green Outdoor Gym. There are nine workout stations that are spaced out over 1,2km, each sporting six different types of equipment to ensure that you get the best out of your workout. From arm and leg work to cardio and strength, you’re sure to get a balanced session.

Details: Zevenfontein 407-Jr, Midrand.

Steyn City – Midrand

Sir Lionel Phillips Park - Greenside

No need for you to rob the bank for a gym membership fee, because the Sir Lionel Phillips Park in Greenside is open to the public. They offer gym equipment to keep everyone in good and healthy shape, and it's all completely free of charge.

Details: 27 Cruden Bay Road, Greenside, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Westdene Dam Park

Wondering how to fit in a morning workout routine? Well, why not take a jog and get a workout at the Westdene outdoor gym? Bring the kids along so they can burn off their excess energy while you lose some extra calories. This is a great affordable way to get a workout in for the whole family, at no cost.

Details: 14 Lewes Road, Westdene, Johannesburg.

Westdene Dam Park

Where To Run In The City

If you are in need of a good cardio workout after all that strength training, then why not go for a jog? Joburg has everything you need to keep in shape without breaking the bank. Click here to see our list of top jogging spots in the city.

Get Those Fitness Apps Ready

Another easy and affordable way to stay in shape is with the help of some technology. Check out these fitness & health apps and meditation apps to help you stay in tip-top shape.

What's your favourite outdoor gym? Tell us all about it in the comments section below. 

What Is It?

Sandton Market @ the Park is a fairly new edition to the Joburg market scene. Their upcoming market, to be held at Mushroom Park opposite Radisson Blu, is the second edition for 2019. This family fun outdoor event features arts and crafts, live music performances, great food and a beer garden. There is also a supervised kid's corner, so bring the little ones along for a day out in the sunshine.

When Is It?

Saturday, 13 April 2019 at 10:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

Mushroom Farm Park, 125 Daisy St, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R10 per person. Parking facilities are available at Radisson Blu at your own cost.

For More Information 

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Contact Details: Email - [email protected]

The scintillating idea of a romantic and spontaneous spot to relax is just what anyone needs after a long day or week, so consider a divine break away to Truffles On The Park. This lovely bistro and bar sits – somewhat ironically – in Sandton's Mushroom Farm Park and promises to take dining to a whole new level.


Good Food And A Botanical Romance...

Inspired by its surroundings, the bistro tells the tale of a love affair with botanics that is relatively new to Joburg. When you hear about a place that boasts playful palate eats and an inspiring environment, what is left but to indulge in it?

Dive right in to the creative menu. I'm going to come right out and say it, my absolute favourite was the sauteed mushroom truffle risotto; absolutely took my breath away. Melt in you mouth does not even begin to explain the experience of indulging in this dish. What really stood out for me was the presentation, unexpected and witty - effortless elegance beyond what you can imagine.

Truffles On The Park have scrumptious eats for vegans too – mouthwatering dishes such as warm Moroccan chickpea and roasted tomato salad or burnt corn and avo with red onions. This was fresh and bursting with diverse flavour.

Truffles head chef, Lance Louise, aims to fill everyone's tummy with happiness through the effortless flair that he and the team literally bring to the table. And he gets it right. “My passion is to use local fresh organic produce that is sustainably sourced and farmed. My food style is rich in flavour with some unusual and unexpected twists but always unpretentious and accessible."

If you're a foodie, put Truffles On The Park down as one for the books.


A Drink With A Difference

Billed as a botanical bar, Truffles has well over 40 clear spirits infused with floral and plant-derived ingredients, ranging from the botanical inspired theme with lavender, rose and violet, elderflower, hibiscus and more.

Their beautiful selection includes something fruity too, with cocktails strategically made to fit the essence of what botanicals are about – be it through the use of subtle colours or effortless garnishes.


Touches Of Romance

Ryan Illgner, a reputable Interior Design Honours graduate and partner of the infamous Blacksmith - worked on the decor to add some inspiring, creative, romantic touches to Truffles. It's the botanical features that make you feel you're sitting in a magical garden instead of the city.


Pooches are welcome

Of course, Sandton's Mushroom Farm Park is a favourite to many who run or walk with their pets. So feel free to drop in at Truffles with your best friend, as long as they are kept on their leashes.

See you there!

Pop in to enjoy this unique bistro and bar:

Soft opening hours until 31 March 2019:
Mon – Tue: closed
Wed – Fri: 11:30 – 22:30
Sat: 11:30 – 22:30
Sun: 10:00am – 16:30pm

From 1 April 2019:
Mon – Fri: 11:30 – 22:30
Sat: 10:00 – 22:30
Sun: 10:00am – 16:30pm

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