A zoo within a neighborhood.

Howdy, neighbors

Woodland Park Zoo has been an urban oasis for the community since 1899. Our collection of animals, commitment to sustainability and dedication to wildlife conservation make it a very special place for families to reconnect and recharge. The zoo’s picturesque location on Phinney Ridge, along with continued support from our neighbors, truly sets us apart from other city assets. 

We value our relationship with the community and are committed to being a good neighbor. Please check back often to stay current on the zoo’s events, exhibits and projects, especially those of particular interest to the neighborhood.


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Complimentary Neighbor ZooTunes Concert Ticket Program has been discontinued

Due to financial challenges caused by the pandemic and our mandated closure, we are disappointed to share that we are no longer able to offer complimentary neighbor ZooTunes concert tickets.

In 2020, the zoo was forced to focus on the financial stability of our institution and the extraordinary care of our animals. Many programs were evaluated and changed or discontinued, including this one.

We know our neighbors appreciate these complimentary tickets and concerts have become a part of your Seattle summers. These decisions were painstakingly complicated, and we hope you understand the difficulty of our position. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to us at zooneighbors@zoo.org.


Aerial photo of Zoo


An aerial view of Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo with the surrounding Phinney Ridge neighborhood. Green Lake is at the top of the photo. The zoo was founded in 1899 when the property, originally an estate and residential development owned by Guy Phinney, was sold to the City of Seattle by his widow.

For more information, visit our History section.



Please email zooneighbors@zoo.org for questions or comments.