About the Zoo
The Alameda Park Zoo was founded in 1898 as a deer park at its present location at the south end of Alameda Park to entertain train passengers while they waited for the train to refuel.
Currently, it is home to nearly 200 animals representing 90 species. The 12-acre Alameda Park Zoo offers an education center, picnic area, playground, and gift shop that’s perfect for families and visitors of all ages. With a mission to promote education in the environmental fields of study, conservation, recreation, and biological research, the zoo connects humans with animals through audio, visual and tactical experiences. Visit the Species Survival Plan Captive Facility for the Mexican Gray Wolf, take a guided tour, enroll in a docent program, or attend a lecture. Check our calendar for the annual Earth Day celebration, concerts, and other events.
The zoo is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Last entry is at 4:30 pm.) The zoo is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Please complete the Field Trip Information form if you are planning a school trip to our zoo.
Alameda Park Zoo Mission Statement
The Alameda Park Zoo provides an aesthetically pleasing naturalistic environment, which promotes education in the environmental fields of study, conservation of local and global environments, recreation, and biological research. The intended concept is to instill through audio, visual, and tactical means, a unity of non-human and human relationships. Through professional cooperation and tactics, the Alameda Park Zoo will provide the public with high standards of environmental education. This educational procedure takes place in an atmosphere that promotes environmental recreation as well as education.
Rules for zoo visitors
- Refrain from rude or insolent behavior and from using profane language.
- Guns and other weapons of any kind are not allowed in the zoo.
- Violation of any of the rules may result in your immediate removal from the zoo.