Here is an update on the move from the Sacramento Zoo:
The Project: We are exploring relocating and expanding the zoo in Elk Grove. The Sacramento Zoo and The City of Elk Grove are working together on a plan that could provide for construction of a new zoo in South Elk Grove. The site is approximately 60-acre portion of 98-acre parcel located at Kammerer Road and Lotz Parkway. The site’s current zoning allows for a zoological park with approval by the City of a use permit.
Why a New Zoo? The current zoo is 96 years old and requires extensive renovations to habitats and facilities to meet current animal care standards. The zoo’s current footprint is landlocked and unable to provide the necessary space for many of its animals. The lack of a visitor parking lot also presents an obstacle to both expanding access to the zoo and increasing attendance.
The Next Steps: Next steps in the process of creating a new zoological park in Elk Grove include developing a schematic design, a financing plan, and completing an environmental impact review (EIR). These steps are expected to take at least a year to complete. Formal consideration of the new zoo project by the Elk Grove City Council, and any approvals that would move the project into construction, could occur as soon as late 2025.
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Or the Sacramento Zoo Community Engagement Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
A message from the Land Park Community Association:
Some may be asking, what about the space in the park that the zoo leaves behind? That will also take several years to plan. The Land Park Community Association will launch a survey to the community once we understand what can actually be considered for the empty space.
And we plan to have a discussion about this at one of our 2024 community meetings with knowledgeable speakers for the topic.
to read more go to the Elk Grove Website at: https://www.elkgrovecity.org/strategic-planning-and-innovation/new-zoo
or the Sacramento Zoo website: https://www.saczoo.org/