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City Parks news

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.

Joburg's greening drive got the national thumbs-up when the City was named the winner of the 2015 Arbor City Award.

A new park has opened in Meadowlands, adding to Joburg City Parks' growing portfolio of "green lungs" in Soweto.

City Parks is on a mission to plant 3 000 trees this Arbor Month, which got under way on 1 September with the planting of 800 trees at Kanana Park.

Johannesburg Succulent Society Show and Plant Sale Sat 26 & Sun 27 September

Artists under the Sun has moved to the second weekend (12th and 13th) of September. Get down to Zoo Lake for SA's largest outdoor art exhibition.

Various activities in our various regions, from 1 - 30 September

Eco- and family-friendly music happening the Rise & Shine Festival returns to Sandton Central Park on Saturday, 23 August.

An eight-month, R25-million rehabilitation of Emmarentia Dam, one of Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo's flagship properties, is under way.

Hit the ground running this spring, and explore the city's unique outdoor challenges, at the inaugural Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure.