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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


December 3, 2012

Zoo’s Draft Annual Plan for 2013 available for public review

Gigi Allianic, Caileigh Robertson
206.548.2550 |



Woodland Park Zoo’s Draft Annual Plan for 2013 is available to the public beginning December 3, 2012 to midnight, January 2, 2013. The Annual Plan describes programmatic changes, capital improvements or planned fee changes for the upcoming year. 


The Annual Plan is submitted to the Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation as specified by the Zoo Operations and Management Agreement between the City of Seattle and Woodland Park Zoo Society. It is submitted annually in the fourth quarter and is available for review and comment on the zoo’s website:

The plan also is available for review in hard copy at the zoo’s administrative offices in the reception trailer at 601 N. 59th St., Seattle during zoo hours. Copies are provided as well to the zoo’s Neighborhood Liaison Committee, which consists of representatives of the neighboring community councils and other groups.

Comments on the Draft Annual Plan 2013 can be submitted electronically to Or, written comments can be mailed to: Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St., Seattle, WA 98103, Attention: “Annual Plan Comments.” 


Friday, November 16

12:00-2:00 p.m. Bake/lunch sale, auction preview and guaranteed bids
4:00-8:00 p.m. Silent auction and bake/dinner sale


Public comment period: December 3, 2012 to midnight, January 2, 2013


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