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Spring River Park and Zoo

1306 E College Blvd, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 USA

27 Reviews
$$
Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Fri 9a
  • Independent
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
  • No Wifi
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“great local park & zoo”

34 acres of parkland with five main zoo areas located on the grounds. These areas include the Capitan Trail featuring native animals; the Children’s Zoo area with child friendly animals for close up viewing; the visitor service area with the concession, miniature train and antique wooden horse carousel; the ranching heritage exhibit and the developing World Safari Exotics area.    Some of the highlights of the Capitan Trail include the River Bottoms Exhibit in which several of our small native animals are showcased against a red clay river bank including foxes, bobcats, and raccoons.  Further along is the wonderful natural Plains exhibit with bison, prairie dogs and burrowing owls. The prairie dog town features about 80 of these fascinating critters descended from a dozen or so animals brought here when the Wool Bowl Stadium was built. The Coyote Country and Wolf Woods each cover 2500 square foot exhibits across from the large paddock where the deer and the antelope play!  The trail culminates in the spacious, naturalistic enclosures of the Mountain Habitat housing mountain lions and black bear.    The Children’s Zoo features a variety of animals that are child friendly including lemurs, birds of prey and a herd of pigmy goats. The ranch area has Texas Longhorns and miniature horses. The replicated ranch house façade has many of the types of plants and flowers our grandmothers planted around the ranch houses at the turn of the century. The World Safari is planned around the existing train track and currently houses South American Llamas.  Unique to our park is the antique wooden horse carousel located in the heart of the park. This rare treasure is one of about a hundred left in the country and features hand carved horses from various artisans and even a few from foreign countries. People come from all over to see the carousel on their travels. The miniature train was added in 1976 to give rides around the park and has become a popular tradition.  The park also features a small lake, covered picnic shelters, an accessible play ground and shade trees for the visitor’s comfort. 

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Sam L.

I went to this zoo a couple years ago during a road trip from LA to Chicago. My Dad remembered being able to hear Lions roaring from the zoo at his grandparents house in Roswell, so we decided to... Read more

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Christa M.

Not sure as to why this place is considered a zoo. It's literally a park with a few random cages that has some sad looking animals inside them. The cages all looked old and rundown to begin with.... Read more

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Katie S.

It's a small zoo but nice . Probably just the right size for kids to walk without complaining . Most animals were enjoying the shade inside their enclosures because it's summer and HOT HOT HOT !... Read more

Spring River Park and Zoo

1306 E College Blvd
Roswell, New Mexico
88201 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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