Designed especially for seniors, this program gets you out onto zoo grounds and moving! Offered in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Seattle Parks & Recreation's Sound Steps.


Dear Senior Zoo Walker Family,

As you may have seen in the news, Woodland Park Zoo has been affected like many other organizations by the difficult economic environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to lost revenues, the zoo has had to make the difficult decision to reduce its workforce, impacting 23% of the zoo’s employees. Like ripples in a pond, these workforce reductions have caused many programs, such as Senior Zoo Walkers, to be placed on a temporary suspension. If you have a current walking pass, please expect to receive a refund in the mail or via email.

While we may not see you every Tuesday and Thursday as the zoo re-opens, we hope you will stay connected by visiting our social media pages, website, and looking out for our news features.

Finally, it is with heavy hearts that some of us on the Senior Zoo Walker team are saying goodbye to the zoo on July 6. With our impending departure, we wanted to share that we had a blast getting to know you all and sharing our passion for wildlife on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is our hope that your enthusiasm continues and the next group of staff who come to lead the program receive the same amazing welcome and community support that you shared with us.

Best regards,
The Woodland Park Zoo Senior Zoo Walker Team



For registration questions, please contact the zoo's registration office at 206.548.2424 ext 4 or

To contact Kaiser Permanente, please call 206.326.2800 or 1.800.992.2279 or email

To contact Seattle Parks & Recreation's Sound Steps Program, please call 206.684.4664 or email

Additional information on walking programs may be found at Seattle Parks & Recreation's Sound Steps

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