A zoo that has no admission fees...surely not! Well, welcome to Spring River Park and Zoo in New Mexico and yep - it's completely FREE! That means the WHOLE family can enjoy the amazing animals here, with no excuses!
Spring River Par and Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Roswell, who were kind enough to not charge admission. They want to make sure it's a great place for families to get back in touch with nature and the planet.
There are about 34 acres of parkland for you to enjoy, which houses 5 main areas of the zoo. These areas include the Captain Trail, which is where you will find all the native animals. The highlights here include the River Bottoms Exhibit where a number of the state's smaller animals, like the raccoon, bobcats and foxes are showcased against a rich, red clay river bank. A great setting for the sweet animals!
There are great Plains exhibits with prairie dogs and burrowing owls, there is even 2,500 square feet just for the coyotes and wolves! That's just across from the paddock where the antelope and deer play. Don't forget to check out the black bear and mountain lions either!
The Children's Zoo is a great place for those little ones as there is child-friendly close-up viewing. From pigmy goats, miniature horses and Longhorns, there are lots of animals for them to discover. There is even a fun ranch area with a replicated ranch facade! Yee haw!
The Visitor Center is a great place to visit when you're thirsty or hungry, as you'll find the concession there, and a great place if you have any questions about the zoo itself.
It's rides time at Spring River Park and Zoo! There is a fun miniature train for kids to ride, as well as an antique wooden horse carousel where kids can have that old fashioned family fun.
Great family animal fun at the Spring River Park and Zoo...and don't forget the price...NIL!
Admission is free, but there is a 25c charge for the rides.
There is a concession at the Visitor Center available Easter through September, then weekends only during school terms.
Located at the corner of Atkinson Avenue and College Blvd.
For tours, groups, of end of year picnics just give the zoo a call to arrange. They'd be happy to have you!
Penny Smasher souvenir stand at the reptile building is a fun place to stop and check out the fun items you want to take home!
The pathways are paved so wheelchairs will have no problem
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Pathways are great for strollers.
10am - 8pm Easter to Labor Day. 10am - 5:30pm Nov to Feb.
All year round. Hours change around time change too.
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