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City Parks news

New Killarney resident Dischem has donated medical equipment in support of the Zoo's upcoming veterinary hospital upgrade.

Did you know that only 1 out of 8 species of snake are venomous? Put aside your fears and celebrate National Serpent Day on 1 February!

Residents of Hillbrow and Berea, two of Joburg's most densely populated inner city suburbs, will soon have a brand new, state-of-the-art recreational park on their doorstep.

Planning to prune your trees? Turn your garden chore into an act of kindness by donating the off-cuts to Joburg Zoo's herbivores.

Don't miss "Remembering Nokutela", a remarkable documentary on a pioneering fighter for African women's freedom whose grave lay unmarked in Brixton Cemetery for almost a century.

Joburg Executive Mayor Parks Tau reflects on the progress made in improving ordinary citizens' lives during 2015, and outlines some of the City's aspirations for 2016.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo wishes all Joburgers a peaceful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

Johannesburg Zoo and Boomerang have partnered to present the first ever So Funny Safari for kids this summer holidays.

Joburg was one of 10 cities to be recognized for innovation and leadership in tackling climate change during the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris.

Rhodes Park, Kensington came alive on 5 December as more than 2 000 Joburgers turned out to mark the 10th edition of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign.

The City and the Province have launched the #Savewater campaign to encourage residents to get the better of their wasteful water usage habits.

A multi-million rand parkade currently under construction will enable the Zoo to meet growing demand, while enhancing the visitor experience at the city's favourite family destination.

Joburg Zoo's innovative wetland system not only hosts a large number of climate-sensitive bird species - it also serves as the Zoo's own water purification project.

Joburg City Parks has committed to abiding by the level 2 water restrictions currently in place, and has urged residents to follow suit and #savewater.

The Grow Jozi Garden and Lifestyle Show is the perfect event for gardening enthusiasts, newbies, conservationists, outdoorsies and nature lovers.

Kloofendal Nature Reserve offers families as well as school groups the opportunity of enjoying an overnight outdoors experience on the city's doorstep.

Explore nature in a city: Come see the wild flowers at Melville Koppies and Kloofendal Nature Reserve.

Residents are urged to comply with the by-laws and exercise restraint when they celebrate Guy Fawkes Day on 5 November and Diwali on 10 November.

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo are removing invasive alien plants in the city of Johannesburg’s protected conserved areas and in wetlands.

The City of Joburg has initiated a partnership among safety and security stakeholders to root out criminals at all of the city's recreational facilities.

Join us for an Open Moonlight Tour on Thursday, 29 October and discover the Zoo's active nightlife.

Joburg City Parks and Zoo is working closely with the SAPS to enable them to speedily apprehend the perpetrators of a heinous crime committed at Rhodes Park in Kensington on Saturday, 17 October.

A state-of-the-art new park has brought new hope to residents of one of Johannesburg's poorest communities.

Bring the kids and join us for a festival of fun- and fright-full activities at this year's How'loween at Joburg Zoo!

Join us we as we open yet another greening facility.

A tree that is dead, dying poses a danger if left standing. Dead branches can easily fall and a decaying tree can be a health hazard because of mold and bacteria.

Join the fight against invasive plant species.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, with the help of the people of Joburg, has surpassed its 3 000-tree target for Arbor Month - with five days left to spare!

Artefacts that were uneathed at Joburg Zoo, delaying construction of a new multi-storey parkade, are to be showcased at the University of South Africa (Unisa).

The eighth annual World Parks Day on 19 September gives every one of us the opportunity to celebrate our parks and green spaces.