Park Central, Gauteng
|Municipality||City of Johannesburg|
|• Total||0.31 km2 (0.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||270/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2001)|
|• Black African||89.3%|
|First languages (2001)|
|• Northern Sotho||28.6%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)||2001|
The suburb is situated on part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Turffontein. Established on the old slime dumps of the Ferreira Gold Mine, it became a suburb in May 1955. It was named after Central Park, New York, at one time was also waste ground. Prior to its reclamation in 2009, the main mine dump was the location of the old Top Star Drive-In.
- "Sub Place Park Central". Census 2001.
- Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.
- Harrison, Philip (2004). South Africa's Top Sites: Science. New Africa Books. p. 112. ISBN 9780864865632.
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