Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on Saturday, August 27, 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

2017 Date TBD

GilmourbikeThanks to everyone who participated in our 2016 event!

This year's bike- and walk-a-thon began and ended at Hollis’ historic Lawrence Barn, featuring 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 support Zoo New England’s Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides the opportunity for Zoo staff members to pursue conservation projects, education opportunities, research initiatives and other wildlife-focused efforts.

Make a Donation to the Fund