The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the lives of Johannesburg’s different communities. Periods of stringent lockdown and shifts in the ways in which people are able to access opportunities, work, live and move within the city have also seen changes in the use of parks and green spaces.

The City of Johannesburg’s parks and green space agency, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), is conducting this survey to understand how those who live and work in the city have been using City-run parks and green spaces (including nature reserves, koppies and botanical gardens) during this period. JCPZ hopes to understand how these spaces are being used and what new needs are emerging.

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of open space – and with this, the opportunities that parks and green spaces could provide. JCPZ would like to use this research process to inform their COVID-19 recovery programmes, and to improve the design and management of City-run parks and green spaces so that they are more welcoming, inclusive, and better able to meet everyone’s needs. Consolidated findings will be shared via the website,

These are your parks and green spaces. JCPZ would love to hear from you and your stakeholders! As such, JCPZ would greatly appreciate it if your organization could distribute the link to this survey across your networks. The survey can be accessed here or by cutting and pasting this link:

The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary.

By completing the survey, participants will also have the opportunity to enter a lucky draw for a number of giveaways: 15 picnic hampers; 25 picnic blankets; 50 vouchers for entrance into the Johannesburg Zoo.

Should you have any questions, please send these to the following email address:

JCPZ would like to thank you in advance for your assistance with this process.

Ayanda Roji
GM: Corporate Research And Knowledge Management