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City Parks news

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.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) is standing in solidarity against the atrocity that is Xenophobia.

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.

Join City Parks for an overnight campout at Kloofendal Nature Reserve, where we'll treat you to a special night ending off with a bonfire.

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.

Joburg City Parks and Zoo invites you to join us at a special event to celebrate World Wetlands Day.

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.

The Soweto Festival of Light once more offers Joburg families and residents the best way to kick-start their holiday period.

Joburg Zoo won first prize in the "best place to take the family for an outing" category at the 2014 Awards.

Watch the Musical Fountains dancing in a spectacular light and sound show at Wemmer Pan in Pioneer Park this festive season.

Join the festive fun at the Zoo this December as we spoil our animals with love and toys as part of our behaviour enrichment programme.

Joburg City Parks and Zoo joins with all residents in commemorating a year since the passing of our beloved Tata Madiba.

The City's public parks will serve as sites of activism during the 16 Days for No Violence against Women and Children campaign.