Designed especially for seniors, this program gets you moving! 



Come Join Us!

Senior Zoo Walkers is a self-guided social walking program at the zoo to promote fitness and well-being among adults ages 55 and up. Participants spend time socializing with peers in a beautiful natural setting while learning more about wildlife and the natural world and engaging in healthy activities. This year-round program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at the zoo’s south entrance. Throughout the year, the zoo hosts socials that offer participants the chance to learn more about the zoo. Some previous topics of our social include:

  • ZooDoo: Where does all the zoo’s poo go?
  • Community Conservation and Collaboration
  • What about the PLANTS?! – How the zoo grows and maintains our 93 acres

We hope to see you at our next walk!


Rates and Registration

Senior Zoo Walkers Registration is by quarter starting January 1st each year. Individuals can register for any combination of quarters each year.

Per Quarter Registration:  $20.00
Per Quarter Parking:  $10.00
Membership discount per Quarter:  $10.00


Next Steps

After registering, you can pick up your walking card and parking pass at the Zoo's south entrance on the day and time of the next class. If you have questions feel free to send an email to

Woodland Park Zoo Map



Are scholarships available?
Yes! If you would like a scholarship, please email us at and we will assist with your registration.

Is parking available or included? 
For $10, participants can purchase an optional quarterly parking permit for the Hippo Lot. Entry to this lot is located at the intersection of N 50th St and Fremont Ave N. Parking is allowed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9-11 a.m.

Street parking is available at no charge.

ADA accessible parking stalls are available in all zoo lots. Parking fees do not apply for any vehicle displaying a valid disabled parking placard, in any WPZ parking space.

Can someone help me with an accessiblity need?
Yes! Please email us at to arrange assistance.

If I walk the main loop of the zoo, how far would that be?
The main loop path of the zoo is 0.8 miles. 
Is my Membership and Senior Zoo Walker registration linked? 
No. The Senior Zoo Walker registration system is different from our membership portal, so you'll need to create a Senior Zoo Walker account even if you are a member.

We do provide a $10 discount for WPZ members to participate in Senior Zoo Walkers. To receive this discount, you will select the"member discount" button during registration. You will NOT be prompted to enter your member number. 

Can I register someone other than myself?
Yes! People often register a friend or family member for our program as a gift. Please register through our registration system, but remember to email after, to confirm that the correct individual will be receiving the Senior Zoo Walker pass.

I have already registered for one quarter, how do I register for another?
Please follow our tutorial here.




If you have any other questions, please contact us at


Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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