The team behind Eyethu wants to build a skatepark that will empower, connect and integrate
the children of Hout Bay.
With the support of the city of Cape Town, the Hout Bay Rotary Club and Indigo Skate, all
the plans are in place for the skatepark to come to life, with the help of the community and
Indiegogo campaign backers.
The Eyethu Skatepark will create a much needed safe recreational space for the over 9 000
children in Hout Bay. With positive youth leadership opportunities, this skatepark will provide
after school training programmes that take children off the streets and onto skateboards for
an unconventional learning experience.
“We have found that Skating has enormous benefits such as constant learning, building
friendships, staying physically active, bridging the gap between diverse backgrounds,
developing leadership skills, exposure to positive role models and most importantly, having
The Eyethu Skate Park itself will have a number of benefits to the community. The project is
a great precedent for other local communities to follow when driving and leading their own
public spaces. The park itself will improve the integration of the neighbourhood and will bring
safer street surveillance for all.
“We need the public to come together now and donate to our cause. With your help, Eyethu
could become South Africa’s biggest publicly funded community project.” Cordula Pfluegl,
project coordinator of the CF campaign.