Lake Superior Zoo Announces Future Plans

The City of Duluth and the Lake Superior Zoological Society have come to an agreement over the future of the zoo and Fairmount Park. 

As part of the renewed vision, the zoo would undergo $15 million dollars in renovations.

The plan calls for a renewed zoo in a roughly 10-acre footprint, comparable to St. Paul’s Como Zoo, and converting a portion of the existing zoo to become a free public park for the St. Louis River Corridor. 

Future plans include adding new indoor and outdoor play spaces, a Forest Discovery Zone exhibit,  a new and improved bear exhibit, and a creek-side park and community space featuring an amphitheater and picnic facilities. 

Officials say the concept will re-establish the Lake Superior Zoo as a top quality zoo. 

The public will have a chance to weigh in on the new plan beginning in January. 

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