The Temple of the Ancient exhibit opening soon.
A green Joburg � A high quality lifestyle
Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) is
excited by the City�s Healthy Lifestyles campaign, which
is in line with its vision of a green future.
believe that through our contribution of world-class
landscape and manicured gardens and parks we beautify
the city but also encourage the city to come out and
play. Our regular walks in the Zoo are highly successful
and contribute to healthy living. Furthermore, some of
our facilities boast outdoor gyms that support active
and healthy living at no cost to the community.
JCPZ�s no fee policy, for most of its facilities, was
informed by the basics tenets of social cohesion, which
include access regardless of social standing. We seek to
include everybody in Joburg�s green future. Everybody
deserves a high quality of life and inclusion in public
activities. Our spaces offer this across the city. Added
to these, our efforts at urban agriculture are aimed at
supporting the city�s food security objectives, which
improve the material conditions of all her citizens.
We also envisage a future that is less motorised,
where the open spaces we manage will connect work, home
and play facilities in such a way that we can walk or
cycle to all these. Thus we are excited by the plans of
the city to invest in infrastructure as this opens up
opportunities for green infrastructure development. Such
a process will require re-claiming some of the brown
All of this work could not and
will not be possible without private sector support and
partners. In line with abovementioned programmes, we
will continue knocking at the doors of partners to seek
material and non-material support. Ultimately, we
believe that it is Joburg citizens that stand to benefit
from these efforts as we build a green future.
Managing Director of JHB city Parks and Zoo, Bulumko
Nelana, a resident from the community and Dr Refik
Bismilla, Executive Director of the City of JHB Health
department enjoying the launch of the city�s healthy
lifestyle campaign. A day enjoyed by many residents
participating in fun walks and aerobics at Thokoza Park.
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