Zoo Lake Users 

Jozi's people's park

Five a side soccer

Friends In Sport Arena was opened in August 2013. Situated amidst the beautiful Zoo Lake, it is the perfect venue for a league or social game, your kids birthday party, a team building session or even a family and friends gathering. It has 2 astro turf pitches with a lovely clubhouse overlooking the lake. Friends In Sport prides itself on providing excellent service at the most competitive rates.


Archers of Zoo Lake is a community archery club located on the grounds of Zoo Lake. We offer lessons and training to anybody from absolute beginners to more advanced archers. We have superb coaching, well maintained equipment and an overall friendly atmosphere. Our range is an outdoor range and caters for distances of up to 90m. We take students from 8 years old up, and the great thing about archery is that you can take it up at any age! This is a sport that requires correct technique rather than brute strength, which is why it appeals to so many different types of people.

Equipment can be rented for beginners. We do not advise that you buy equipment until you have shot for a while – this is because your shooting style will most likely change as you progress and you could end up with equipment that no longer suits you after a few months. Our coaches are more than willing to advise you on what, and when, to buy equipment and they will take both your physical requirements and your budget into consideration.

We have our own club tournaments which are held approximately every 3 months and are open to all club members provided that they have qualified at the 18m distance. For archers wanting to compete in outside archery tournaments we will assist you wherever possible to achieve this. We have an Archers of Zoo Lake uniform and in order to compete for the club you will need to be a paid up member and qualify for the distance that you wish to shoot. Your coach will assist you with this.

We also have club membership available for more experienced archers. Archers will need to qualify for membership and this will be done with one of our coaches during a qualification session.

The range is fenced off and we have our own secure parking and clubhouse.

For more information please contact Charni Battams (071 478 0990; charni@sentientarchery.co.za)


Zoo Lake Croquet Club play at the Zoo Lake Bowls Club once a month when Arts in Park have their function. We play on the Saturday from about 13h00 to when it gets cold.

Water polo

H2OPolo with Central Gauteng Water Polo and Central Gauteng Aquatics uses the Zoo Lake pool for various water polo events. Please visit their site for further information.


The 30m by 30m swimming pool has been an important attraction at Zoo Lake for many years. The pool is open from 10:00 to 17:45 from September through to May. Entry fees as R12 for adults and R9 for children. 

Zoolake sports club

Many of the sports are offered from the Zoo Lake Sports Club premises. The club has a proud sporting history.  Sport is our passion and it is therefore paramount that our club be accessible to everyone.