Art, Sports & Heritage

OBSID works together with other stakeholders to ensure that the historic character of Observatory is respected. We work with property owners and third parties to contribute towards public spaces art.

The OBSID has been involved in various street festivals and events and continues to support the work of Open Streets and Afrikaburn – who host the Streetopia event in Observatory each year.

The OBSID has supported pubic art works throughout Observatory and works with other stakeholders to ensure that both the cultural and historic backgrounds of the area are incorporated into activations in a sensitive way.

Through its public spaces project, the OBSID hopes to encourage residents to get out more and to engage with public spaces in different ways. Watch out for activations in the public spaces!

A planned outdoor gym installation on the banks of the Liesbeek, paid for by the City of Cape Town, will provide another space for those living and working in Observatory to get out, do some exercise, meet new friends and view Observatory from a different angle.