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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.

Johannesburg Executive Mayor Parks Tau took an impassioned stand against xenophobia in his State of City address.

Site_Specific's annual Jozi Land Art autumn event is a must for lovers of art and nature.

The Johannesburg Zoo has been called to assist with the accommodation of 6 crocodiles. The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) together with the Green Scorpions confiscated 6 crocodiles from an owner that housed them without a proper permit.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo workers and management took to the streets in demonstration against xenophobia at Zoo Lake on Thursday, 23 April.

Read the Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo Annual report, Report of the Auditor General, Statement of Financial Position and Mid-term report, along with other publications.

The purpose of Earth Day (#EarthDay2015) is to help to keep our grass green and our skies blue with more trees and less pollution.

See Lira perform with the Chamber Orchestra of Johannesburg at Kaya FM, Spar and Joburg City Parks' family-friendly Mother's Day Concert celebration.

Visitors to Johannesburg Zoo over the Easter long weekend will get an opportunity to meet McDonald's lovable mascot-clown, Ronald.

It took 300 City Parks workers - with the help of a Steers power lunch - just six hours to transform Rotunda Park, Turffontein during JCPZ's latest ExtremePark Makeover.

Joburg City Parks took a historic but run-down park in Turffontein and transformed it into a state-of-the-art urban outdoor recreational area - in the space of 12 hours. Check out the gallery.

Turffontein underwent an extraordinary transformation on 26 March as Joburg City Parks executed a 12-hour Xtreme Makeover of the historic Rotunda Park.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo is set to deliver another 12-hour XtremePark Makeover at Rotunda Park in Turffontein.

Joburg City Parks and Zoo will unveil its ground-breaking Xtremepark Makeover project at Rotunda Park in Turffontein on 26 March.

Joburg City Parks will be joining Alexandra and Soweto learners in hands-on activities aimed at promoting savvy water use during national Water Week.

Joburgers of all ages packed out the Joburg Zoo lawns on Sunday, 1 March for Kaya FM Family Day 2015 - check out the gallery.

Kaya FM’s Family Days have become one of the most anticipated events on the station’s calendar. It’s a chance for listeners to enjoy great music, meet Kaya FM presenters and spend quality time with their families.

If you are planning a photographic shoot or film shoot – such as wedding pictures – at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, you must book in advance. Security will turn you away if you have not.

Celebrate the season of love. Join us at an all-white picnic at the spectacular Pioneer Park Musical Fountains for Valentine's Day.

A number of Joburg City Parks and Zoo projects helped Johannesburg to win South Africa's Greenest Metro Municipality Award.

Join us for one of our guided Sunset, Moonlight or Night Tours and discover the Zoo's active nightlife.

JCPZ made special awards to five outstanding learners at a recent ceremony at Daliwonga Secondary School in Dube, Soweto.

In grades 8 to 12? Join the BE MAD Club and get a new take on the Zoo - and a taste of what a career in zoology or conservation could involve.

If you're in grades 1 to 7, you can join the Honey Badger Club and get to be a zoo-keeper one Saturday every month from 9am to 2pm.

What's that plant in your garden? You can find all plant and garden related information at the Johannesburg Botanical Garden's library and herbarium.

The Johannesburg Zoo’s servals, medium-sized African wild cats, are set to have their enclosure improved from the proceeds of a raffle.