Elmwood Park Zoo
Where: Norristown, PA
Dedication Date: May 19, 2021
Donation Type: Electric vehicle and two solar-powered golf carts
Claim to Fame: Providing alternative visiting experiences to the first zoo in the nation to achieve accreditation as a Certified Autism Center
The Elmwood Park Zoo hosts nearly a million visitors each year onsite, with an additional 300,000 served offsite via programs and outreach activities. And now animals will be traveling through the tri-state area cleaner as the Zoo-on-Wheels program gets a new hybrid vehicle thanks to a $65,000 Sun Club donation.
The donation also allows the Zoo to purchase two solar-powered golf carts to provide access to every corner of the grounds for elderly and special needs visitors.