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City Parks news

THE Hollard Jozi Urban Mountain Bike Adventure, taking place on 12 October, will turn the world's biggest urban forest into the ultimate mountain biker's playground.

THE FIRST-EVER Johannesburg Flower and Garden Show, taking place at the Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia from 26 to 28 September, is a must for both aspirant and experienced gardeners.

THIS YEAR, City Parks has put contingency plans in place to ensure that residents who visit the City's parks on Heritage Day, which doubles up as Braai Day, do so in an orderly way.

THE NEWLY opened Metro Park in Newtown is a "green oasis" boasting an award-winning landscaping design that incorporates water features, next-generation play equipment, five-a-side sports grounds, an amphitheatre, and the city's first mobile wi-fi library.

THE custom designed Metro Park that boasts the tenth free-to-use outdoor gym in the City of Joburg, is set to be unveiled with over 1000 residents and dignitaries by the Executive Mayor, at 11:30 on Friday, 19 September 2014 cnr Ntemi Piliso and Carr Streets in Newtown.

METRO Park, just south of the Mandela Bridge, is a welcome green space in the inner city, and will give residents in the concrete jungle space to breathe, play, relax, and gather.

Get out the sunblock, hats and takkies for the first ever Spring Walk at the Johannesburg Zoo on Sunday, 28 September.

IT'S SEPTEMBER - time for giving back the love to our trees and gardens. Tell us how you are contributing to Arbor Month and stand a chance to win great prizes!

SEPTEMBER is spring - a good time for planting and gardening. It is also Arbor Month, and a time to plant and nurture trees.

JOBURG Zoo is one of the featured attractions in Joburg Tourism's latest campaign, Love Joburg, which encourages locals to take advantage of spring - and a dizzying array of music, food, fashion and entertainment events - to get out of doors and embrace life, Jozi-style.

A GREEN, food-secure city, populated by environmentally aware residents, is the aim of Arbor Week. JCPZ began the festivities by planting trees at Joburg Zoo.

Johannesburg gives rise to numerous plant species across its many areas. If you can't identify those in your garden, check out the Johannesburg Botanical Garden’s library and herbarium for more information.

THE Johannesburg Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of three lion cubs.

WANG, the last polar bear in Africa, and an inhabitant at the Johannesburg Zoo for 28 years, has passed away.

BUDDING young animal scientists will love the tour organised for National Science Week at the Johannesburg Zoo. The tour will wind through the Zoo's hospital and kitchens, for a behind-the-scenes look at life as a zookeeper.

ARE you a scientist? Do you want to be one? Then join the Department of Science and Technology and Joburg Zoo for National Science Week on 8 August.

ON Mandela Day Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo will be tackling clean-ups, improving open spaces and working with communities to end hunger through food gardens.

A FOOD garden at home is a cost-effective source of healthy produce and a great way to exercise; here's Joburg City Parks and Zoo's guide to help you start your garden today.

THE Johannesburg Zoo recently stepped in to rescue a day out gone wrong for 42 children from the Mangolongolo Informal Settlement.

THE Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo annual facility fee increase will this year be 5.8%. Residents are advised to consult the accompanying table for more information on the fee increase.

IN partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme and Wits University, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo hosted a dialogue on how to prevent Africa's expanding cities razing their green spaces.

JOHANNESBURG school pupils were treated to informative talks on environmental and rhino conservation and a tour of the Animals of the Amazon exhibit at the Joburg Zoo for World Environment Day.

COMMEMORATING the student uprising of 16 June 1976, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo and the Gauteng Department of Arts and Culture will plant fruit and nut trees in Soweto, symbolising their commitment to addressing problems affecting the youth.

WEEKENDS in Johannesburg's township parks are the perfect time to wind down, relax with friends and family, and even practise music. Maitse Moloi shares the Green Soweto experience.

RESIDENTS' groups teamed up with community volunteers and City Parks to clean Braamfontein Spruit and clear alien plants.

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo is proud to be working with SALI-award winning landscapers and construction companies to develop the city's parks.

THERE is some succour for bereaved families in an agreement City Parks has struck with Chaldean Trading to install microchips in gravestones. It is believed this will combat theft and vandalism.

WINTER is setting in, but a concert and family fun on Northcliff Ridge has been planned to enjoy the last of the warm autumn days.

THE South African Landscaper Institute has given gold awards of excellence to Metro Park, a new space in the inner city, and Lehae Park in Soweto.

The collective difference small actions can make in saving the environment is at the centre of World Environment Day this year, and Joburg has a number of activities on the cards.