Grassy Park is historical suburb of Cape Town; having been created in the bygone days of apartheid after forced removals saw many local people sent to settlements in the present day Cape Flats. With a sad past it has certainly become a home for many Capetonians and has thrived as the origin for many a jazz player. With a very rich musical background, this area is the birthplace of unique Cape Town forms of break-dance and jazz, beat boxing and choral singing.
Celebrating its cultural and musical diversity, Grassy Park plays host to the now annual Grassy Park Festival, alive with food, music and a family ambience, it is a great way to see the people of Grassy Park showcase their love for Cape Town through entertainment and cooking. A blast.
Representing the community in Grassy Park is also the Cape Flats Development Association or CAFDA, a non-profit child and family organisation that provides various services to disadvantaged communities. CAFDA, which has premises in Retreat and Grassy Park, pioneered social assistance in the entire Cape Flats and plays an important role in the community it serves by providing support for the entire family and creating educational and social opportunities for the people.