Parks Pick-Me-Up

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is launching a new series called Parks Pick Me Up, where our staff, partners and visitors share fun things to do and see in our parks.

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Aug 10

National Zoo Lovers Day

Posted on August 10, 2020 at 4:15 PM by Kara Remington

Dickerson Park Zoo

Happy National Zoo Lovers Day! Today’s Parks Pick-Me-Up features Dickerson Park Zoo. Now we know you’re thinking, wait a minute: all the Parks Pick-Me-Ups are supposed to be things that are OPEN, right? Well, it’s true, the zoo is closed, but this is an activity you and your family can do from home: write a letter to the animals! Zookeepers are reading your letters aloud to the animals and the videos are posted on Dickerson Park Zoo’s Facebook page. It’s a great way to find out if there are bones in an elephant’s trunk, what snakes snack on, or whether you can have a giraffe as a pet. Letters to the animals are so much fun, they were featured on NBC NIghtly News on April 4. Send your letters to (emailed letters only, please.)


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