Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo unveils a the new Porcupine Park in Lehae


Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) is committed to bridging the green divide by resolving recreational and environmental disparities within the City of Joburg.

A newly multifunctional park is set to be unveiled in Friday 22 November in Lehae which is a high-density, poverty distressed, new residential area based in the far south of Joburg. The launch of Porcupine Park is a greening initiative by JCPZ to expand the Joburg’s urban forest into previously marginalised areas. The new park aims to improve the quality of life of
surrounding communities by transforming neglected open spaces into clean, safe and developed environments.


Porcupine Park will also include a “Know your City” exhibition, an initiative aimed at
giving all municipal entities the opportunity to educate and inform residents in Lehae of
the services offered by the City of Johannesburg.


Dignitaries will unveil a plaque commemorating the event as well as participate in a
ceremonial tree planting exercise.


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