The Johannesburg Botanical Garden is an expansive green space that proves to be a respite to the local population in the busy city. Located close to Emmarentia Dam, the gardens pose great scenic potential. Apart from that a great variety of indigenous flora is also displayed in a well-organized manner. Of the different gardens inside The Shakespeare Garden and The Rose Garden attract most number of visitors. The large lawn area is used by local joggers and picnickers, and there might be an occasional concert as well.
Established in 1938, the Marks Park Sports Club holds sports and sports development at the core of their mission. Promoting and encouraging participation from the youth as well as the seniors in various sports activities is the agenda that Marks Park Sports Club abides by. The club takes active interest in cricket, baseball, soccer and tennis and has impressive facilities on-site for league matches and tournaments. In addition to these, Marks Park Sports Club is also instrumental in propagating archery, kettlebells, taekwon-Do and more.