For More Information, Contact:  Kristi Newland or Max Lakes at 276-1250

The Lee Richardson Zoo will be open to pedestrians only (no vehicle traffic) beginning at 4:00 PM Friday, August 23, and all day Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25, due to the Tumbleweed Festival, a Music & Arts Festival put on by Tumbleweed Festival, Inc.  The festival will take place on the west side of the zoo.

Zoo visitors will be able to view most animal habitats from outside the festival area. The road and sidewalk by the bison and elk, and kangaroo and emu areas will be closed to accommodate festival needs.

The West Green of the zoo will remain open until the Festival’s performances have concluded for the day. Other zoo areas will maintain normal hours, and staff will observe our regular 7:00 PM closing procedures for habitats and the rest of the zoo property.

Admittance to the zoo is free for pedestrians; however, there is a separate admission fee to the festival. The main entrance to the festival is at the Southwest corner of the zoo off Main Street. During zoo hours, the festival is accessible west of the waterfall near the Bactrian camel exhibit.