June 18, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Celebrate Father's Day at Dickerson Park Zoo

Let your imagination run wild this Father’s Day, and enjoy a day at the zoo with Dad. All fathers receive free admission to Dickerson Park Zoo on Sunday, June 20.

Along with the animal exhibits, Dickerson Park Zoo provides a variety of fun-filled activities for all ages. Families can purchase $2/person tickets for a train ride on the Titus Express (babies under age 1 ride free). Cool off and relax by the Jumping Jewels water play. Visit the Outback Corral petting zoo (feed is 50¢/handful), and feed the giraffes at the elevated deck during designated feeding times ($2 per package of crackers).

Dickerson Park Zoo is open daily during the summer, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including all summer holidays. Admission is $8 for adults and teenagers, $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for children age two and younger. Friends of the Zoo memberships are $65 for an annual pass. For more information on zoo hours, events and education programs, visit www.dickersonparkzoo.org, or call 417-864-1800.

For more information, contact: Melinda Arnold, Public Relations Director, 417-833-1570 (office) or 417-848-0162 (cell), marnold@dickersonparkzoo.org

Dickerson Park Zoo
3043 North Fort • Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 833-1570 Phone • (417) 833-4459 Fax
Dickerson Park Zoo is a division of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board