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DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation to host open house Thursday, June 14 on Brandywine Zoo master Plan 


DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will host an open house for the public to learn about future plans for the Brandywine Zoo from 4 - 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at the zoo’s Education Center, 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802.

The open house will provide an opportunity for the public to meet with Brandywine Zoo and Division of Parks & Recreation staff, and learn about upcoming plans for the zoo, which includes proposed improvements over the next five to eight years.

The zoo, open since 1905, is home to large and small mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Major exhibits include bald eagles, Andean condors, river otters, and red pandas.

The Brandywine Zoo is located just off the Brandywine River and is accredited by the American Zoological Association. The zoo is managed by DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation with the support of the Delaware Zoological Society. It is wheelchair-accessible and features convenient free parking. The zoo’s education department offers programs for all ages.

The Education Center is located at 1001 North Park Drive in Wilmington, cross streets Van Buren Street ( Monkey Hill) and North Park Drive.  Parking is available at Brandywine River lot.

Attend the Open House:

Thursday, June 14
4-7 p.m.
Brandywine Zoo
Education Center
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802

Contact: Cindy Todd, DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation, 302-739-9210

Download the Brandywine Zoo Draft Master Plan survey form

Plan Documents

Master Plan Goals

Keys to Successful Master Plan Implementation

Overall Proposed Illustrative Plan - Animal Collection

Master Plan Implementation Summary

Implementation Schedule

Entry Building & Plaza Gateway

Animal Wellness Center

Overall Land Use

Overall Proposed Circulation & Guest Support

Existing Zoo Land Use Diagram

Proposed Illustrative Plan in Context

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