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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


June 20, 2012


Zoo closes early on July 13 for Jungle Party fundraiser

Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 |


Woodland Park Zoo will close at 3:00 p.m. instead of its normal 6:00 p.m. time on Friday, July 13 for its 36th annual Jungle Party. Visitors may remain on grounds until 4:00 p.m. The zoo will open at its normal time at 9:30 a.m.

Areas of impact at the zoo:

  • The North Meadow and its walk path will be closed all day.
  • The West parking lot at N. 55th St. & Phinney Ave. N. and inner North parking lot at N. 59th St. & Phinney Ave. N. will be closed to visitors all day. 


The zoo will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13. The zoo will open at its normal starting time at 9:30 a.m. 


Visitors can enter through the South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N. or the West Entrance at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Sts. 


Jungle Party is Woodland Park Zoo’s premier fundraiser and is the region’s wildest party in town, drawing nearly a thousand of the Puget Sound region’s civic and philanthropic leaders each year.

This year’s Jungle Party is themed “Bali to Borneo.” Held outdoors on the zoo’s vast, picturesque North Meadow, the fundraiser features auction items and experiences up for bidding, tours of animal exhibits, a reception, a lavish sit-down dinner and live entertainment. Last year’s Jungle Party raised id="mce_marker".5 million to help support the zoo’s exemplary animal care, inspiring education programs and field conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. For tickets and information, call 206.548.2547.

Zoo admission: Adult (13-64) id="mce_marker"7.75; Child (3-12) id="mce_marker"1.50; Toddler (0-2) Free. Seniors and people with physical disabilities receive a discount and zoo members receive free zoo admission year round.

Parking: $5.25. Parking is limited. Consider taking the bus, biking, walking or carpooling. Conserving resources is one more way to help animals. Through September 30, get $2 off your admission when you show your valid Metro bus transfer or ORCA card as proof of ridership at any admissions gate. For bus service to the zoo, visit:


Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. Woodland Park Zoo is helping to save animals and their habitats in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future. For more information, visit


Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.