Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) is an entity of the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) and is registered as a non-profit company under the South African Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008 as amended.
JCPZ’s mandate is to develop, maintain and conserve the green open spaces and cemeteries in Johannesburg, as well as the Johannesburg Zoo. The organisation has a growing portfolio in excess of 20 000 ha of green open spaces and cemeteries, 3.6 million trees (public spaces), while the Zoo houses over 365 species of animals consisting of 3076 specimens housed within 54,7ha area. Here are some of the services JCPZ provides:
- Maintenance and management of public open spaces i.e. plant and tree services in parks and street trees
- Maintenance and management of cemeteries and crematoria;
- Johannesburg Botanical Garden
- Maintenance and management of protected areas i.e. nature reserves, bird parks, koppies and ridges
- Environmental conservation, including plant and animal life management, environmental education and awareness;
- Bio-aquatic and ecological management i.e. wetlands, reeds and alien plant control
- Joburg Zoo,
- Zoo Conservation and Research Farm.
The sustainable provision, preservation and management of open spaces, biodiversity, environmental and conservation services through education, research, direct conservation action and recreation, with a focus on the zoo, parks and cemeteries.
KEY JCPZ SERVICES
- Flagship Parks
- Developed and Undeveloped Parks
- Main Arterials/Roads
- Landscaped Islands and Town Entrances
- Protected Areas i.e. Nature Reserves, Koppies & Ridges, Bird Sanctuaries
- River Trails
- Water Bodies
- Cemeteries (Passive, Active) and Crematoria
- Nurseries and Street Trees
- Urban Agriculture
- Johannesburg Botanical Garden (JBG)
- Joburg Zoo