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Ethekwini Municipality (Parks Department)


PO Box 3740
South Africa

Tel: 031 322 4000
Contact: Garth Kloppenborg

The Department's objectives include the administration, development and maintenance of all parks and open spaces covering over 4500 hectares, over 500 children's playgrounds and 180 recreation playing fields:Over 60 prime parks of horticultural and floral attraction

  • Freeway and main arterial road landscapes and tree plantings.
  • Six major natural system parks and several other natural reserves/also education resources and visitors centres an indigenous and medicinal plant nursery
  • The Durban Metropolitan Openspace System (D'MOSS) which is a planned integrated system to ecologically link and incorporate over 1416 hectares of openspace from nine parks utilising existing parkland, openspace river valleys and coastal land.
  • The 14.5 hectare Durban Botanic Gardens including guided tours and horticultural education programmes.
  • The production of over 5 million trees, shrubs and groundcovers annually
  • The cutting of overgrowth of over 4 million square metres of verge in the City
  • Supporting over 300 agricultural projects, improving food security amongst the poor
  • Support Agribusiness
Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries Verge and grass maintenance /Fallen and trimming of trees Booking of halls / Maintenance of swimming pools:
General:031 322 4000
North: 031 566 3712
Central: 031 205 1418
Inner West: 031 403 1353
Outer West: 031 767 3908
South: 031 311 5573
Mon to Fri 7.30am - 4pm,

Other useful Durban contact numbers:
Fire Department & Metro Police: 031 361 0000
Water and Traffic Hotline: 080 131 3013
Electricity Contact Centre: 080 13 13 111 
A full list of contact numbers for the Durban Municipality is available on their website (Ethekwini Municipality