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Tailgate Party to Open the New Parking Lot at Reid Park Zoo

December 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am


Reid Park Zoo is hosting a celebration to welcome guests to the new lot. On Thursday, Dec. 21, from 9:00am-10:30am, the public and the media are invited to help open the new lot with a special tailgate party. The Zoo is providing free doughnuts and coffee (and juice for the kids) as an incentive for guests to familiarize themselves with the new lot.

Tailgate Party Timeline:
9 a.m.

Remarks and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Lara Hamway, director, Tucson Parks and Recreation

Nancy Kluge, Reid Park Zoo president and CEO

9:10 a.m.

Ready, Set, Rec! Van and Zoo Van Leads the Way into the New Lot

9:10 – 10:30 a.m.

First 100 Guests to the New Lot Receive a Free Cup of Coffee and Doughnuts (juice for the kids)

9:10 – 10:30 a.m.

Games by Ready, Set, Rec!

Directions to the New Parking Lot
The new parking lot is accessible from Lakeshore Lane as well as Randolph Way. To access the lot from Randolph Way, follow the road as it curves from North to West. The entrance to the new lot is directly beside Hi Corbett Field. To access the new lot from Lakeshore, take the turn directly North of the Adaptive Rec Center.


Reid Park Zoo
3400 E. Zoo Court
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
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