The Sacramento Zoo has been improving as much as they possibly can at their current location. That includes a new giraffe exhibit that will break ground soon. One thing they can’t improve on is parking within the 14 acre park.
For the last 80 years, the Sacramento Zoo has been a place to bask in the sun for both animals and families.
Although Mary Healy, the Executive Director of the Zoo says they’re fully committed to improving at their current location, growth is inevitable.
“The challenge here in Land Park is that we really can’t grow. We’re landlocked and don’t have the space,” says Healy.
Space that she says, could be used to benefit not only that animals, but the families that go to the zoo.
“Our dream for the new zoo is much more than just a bigger version of this. It would encompass classrooms, we’ll have conference meeting space, recreational activities, all themed around the animals,” says Healy.
The new zoo would cost about $60 million dollars to build from the ground up. The board of directors is in the early stages of talking about a move. They plan on staying in Land Park for the next 15-25 years.