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City Parks news

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.

Join us for a stimulating Bat Talk on the evening of 19 September, and discover the important role played by bats in an urban environment.

Construction of a new multi-story parkade at Johannesburg Zoo has been interrupted by the discovery of a historic midden, or refuse heap.

Ecomobility in Johannesburg is becoming a reality, Lisa Seftel, the City's Executive Director of Transport, enthused at the finish line of the 15th 702 Walk the Talk.

Interested stakeholders are invited to attend a meeting on management plans for the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, to be held at the reserve on Monday, 27 July.

Joburgers turned out in their droves on 17 and 18 July to help Joburg City Parks and Zoo staffers in a range of cleaning and greening activities across the city.

There's a City Parks activity taking place near you on Friday - show your greener side and get involved for Mandela Day 2015!

Creating a network of open green spaces is high on the list of measures the Inner City Roadmap outlines for achieving a livable, sustainable inner city.

The multi-million rand development of a linear park along a 1.2-kilometre stretch of De Villiers Street is set to transform the face of Turffontein.

Take part in a Vulture Conservation Walk/Run at Joburg Zoo and help ensure the survival of South Africa's Cape Vultures.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo joins in celebrating World Environment Day on Friday, 5 June. Check out four easy ways in which you can help conserve your environment.

A R4-million upgrade of Ivory Park's only formal public green space has done more than merely spruce up and refurbish the award-winning facility.

Joburg Zoo's keepers will be holding a series of talks on some of the endangered animals in the Zoo's care on Sunday, 31 May.

JCPZ has been allocated over R1-billion for managing and upgrading the City's open spaces, developing new parks and making improvements at the Zoo in 2015/16.

Entries are open for this year's Jozi Urban Mountain Bike Adventure, which will tackle a challenging 54km and an easier-going 22km route through Joburg's urban jungle.

Kaya FM's Mother's Day Concert at the Joburg Zoo was a runaway success, with more than 15 000 people from all corners of the city attending.

Open Moonlight Tour at Joburg Zoo. See our nocturnal animals.