What are the rules at the Alameda Park Zoo


Visitors must remain on pathways. Any fencing, rails, rocks and other barriers between you and the animals are there to protect both you and the animals from harm. Please do not lift children over safety rails, play on rocks, rest them on railings or stick fingers or arms through fences. Do not enter nonpublic areas.

Chaperones must remain with their students at all times. 


To provide a healthy, safe environment for visitors, staff and animals, the zoo prohibits smoking of any type, including vaping and e-cigarettes. Guests who wish to smoke may leave the zoo grounds to do so. 


 The Alameda park is considered a quarantine facility in order to protect the health of the animal collection. Only animals allowed inside the Zoo are certified service animals that are permitted under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Animals that provide emotional support and companion animals are not service animals and may not enter the facility. Please do not leave your pet in your vehicle. 


Our animals are on special diets and food outside those diets can harm the animals. The Zoo does offer coin feeders with duck food, which is to be fed only to ducks at our duck pond for $.25 (quarters only).


Please show respect for the Zoo’s inhabitants by refraining from banging on windows, throwing objects including food into exhibits, harassing, chasing or teasing the animals.


Any balls, Frisbees, jump ropes or any throwing/kicking toys are to be kept out of animal areas.


The plants/vegetation throughout the zoo is there for everyone to enjoy, please refrain from destroying by pulling off leaves, flowers and branches.  


Children 16 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult on zoo grounds.  

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1. What are Alameda Park Zoo hours?
2. Is the Zoo open every day of the year?
3. What are the zoo admission prices?
4. What items are prohibited or restricted at the Alameda Park Zoo
5. What are the rules at the Alameda Park Zoo
6. May I bring my pet to the Zoo?
7. What is the smoking policy at the Zoo?
8. Can I bring food into the parks?
9. Does the Zoo offer wheelchair rentals?
10. Does the Zoo offer stroller rentals?
11. Does the Zoo have a Lost and Found?
12. Does the Zoo hold birthday parties?
13. Does the Zoo have WI-FI?
14. What time of day will I see more animals?
15. Can I feed the animals?
16. How long can I stay in the Zoo?
17. Can I leave Alameda Park Zoo and be readmitted on the same day?
18. Can my child enter the Zoo without an adult?
19. Does my child need adult supervision at the Zoo?
20. Are backpacks allowed?
21. Are drones allowed at the Zoo?
22. Can I use a selfie stick at the Zoo?
23. Question, Issue or complaint?
24. I am a member of the press/media. Who can I contact?
25. How do I arrange an interview with animal care staff?
26. Where can I find the Zoo events?
27. How does the Zoo handle special events and vendor requests?
28. Can I use my membership to get into the Zoo events?