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City Parks news

Join Joburg City Parks in one of its activities, or "Take Action, Inspire Change" in your own community on Nelson Mandela Day - every small contribution counts.

Get out your takkies and your sunscreen and join us for a 5 or 10km fun run or walk through beautiful surrounds on Sunday, 10 July.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo appointed Dr Mzwandile Muzi Dube as Executive Manager of the Zoo on 1 June 2016. We welcome him to the JCPZ family!

Residents living close to nature reserves, koppies, bird sanctuaries and ridges, please take note of our fire break burning schedule for July.

Joburg City Parks and Zoo is reaching out for World Environment Day, with special activities for learners as well as talks and exhibits at the ConHill Festival.

This year's Hollard Jozi MTB Adventure (Juma) in partnership with Joburg City Parks and Zoo earned rave reviews from participants.

Joburg City Parks, in partnership with the Friends of Kloofendal, is celebrating International Day for Biological Diversity at Kloofendal Nature Reserve.

Buy an annual pass and become a member of the Joburg Zoo family - and enjoy unlimited Zoo entry plus free parking for a year.

Explore the Zoo's active nightlife by the light of the moon, followed by snacks around a bonfire, at the Zoo's next Moonlight Tour.

Free your inner scientist at the Joburg Botanical Gardens Environmental Education Centre's latest Open Day on Saturday, 21 May.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) requests all park users to be aware and show consideration for other park users during peak times in the City's parks.

Did you know that South Africans use 61% more water than the world average? Find out more about the importance of water, and how you can help save it.

Spiders don't hunt us, they hunt the insects that pester us! And moving them outside instead of squishing them is not just smarter - it's really easy, and totally safe.

Thursday, 3 March is UN World Wildlife Day, which focuses this year on elephants - their future is in our hands, and here's what you can do to help.

Do something different this Leap Year - hop on City Sightseeing's red bus at a discount rate and contribute to Joburg Zoo's frog-breeding programme at the same time.

The 15th AGM of Joburg City Parks and Zoo will be held at Alexandra Stadium, cnr 12th Ave and Selbourne Str Alexandra, on 15 March.

This year's World Wetlands Day theme emphasizes the importance of wetlands for sustainable livelihoods going into the future.

More and more residents are getting down to work thanks to Jozi@Work, a City of Joburg programme that tackles unemployment, poverty and inequality by empowering community cooperatives and enterprises.

Joburg City Parks and Zoo will be hosting two events in February to create awareness about the importance of wetlands to our environment.

It's the month of love - time to pack a picnic basket and take your beloved to one of Joburg's top 5 romantic picnic spots.

Make the most of this year's Kite Flying Day by joining us for a kite flying event on the open lawn area of the Joburg Botanical Gardens on Monday, 8 February.

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.