Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on Saturday, August 29, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.


Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund Ride and Walk

2016 Date TBD

GilmourbikeThank you to everyone who supported our 2015 bike- and walk-a-thon!

The bike- and walk-a-thon, which began and ended at Hollis’ historic Lawrence Barn, featured multiple routes specially-designed for cyclists or walkers ranging from beginner to expert. Riders, volunteers, family and friends were invited to a festive post-event picnic.

Participants had the option of a 3-mile walk or a 10- mile, 25-mile or 50-mile bike ride.

Proceeds provide the opportunity for Zoo New England staff members to pursue conservation projects, education opportunities, research initiatives and other wildlife-focused efforts.

Donate to the Fund