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City Parks news

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.

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.