The zoo will re-imagine the current Helmerich Playground near African Wilds: Carnivores, providing vast spaces to burn off a little energy by mimicking zoo animal behaviors and movements.
While children have a fun-filled time playing and exploring on play structures, they will also gain a new level of engagement with the animals that they encounter during their visit. The goal is for this unique playground to use play to create empathy and understanding through shared experiences.
The new playground will offer free-play experiences for toddlers and older children in separate, defined areas. To ensure that children of all physical, social and emotional capabilities can participate, inclusion will be the goal of every aspect of design.