The Plymouth Park Department will be taking a bus trip to the Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City on September 16th. The Washington Park Zoo was founded in 1928 and encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune and located near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings, surrounded by botanical plantings. Among the exhibits are Bengal tigers, Cotton top tamarins, American alligators, Grizzly bear, Grey kangaroos, Ring-tailed lemurs, River otters, Bald eagles, and more.
Some of the other zoo highlights are the Rotary Castle that exhibits some of the cold-blooded creatures including lizards, snakes, and frogs. The Australian Adventure which is a walk through aviary featuring over 250 colorful free flying parakeets and the Red Barn exhibit housing the miniature domestic horses, donkeys, pigs, and goats. The zoo also has many unique historical WPA walkways and buildings, including the 70 foot tall observation tower.
The bus will depart from the Plymouth public pool at 10:00 a.m. and will return at 2:30 p.m. The cost of the bus ride is $3 for city residents and $5 for non-residents. Please sign-up and pay at the park office by September 14th. The cost of admission into the zoo is $4.50. Participants are ask that you bring a sack lunch with you for the trip although the Peacock Café does offer hotdogs and hamburgers.