Spring River Zoo in Roswell using new admission fees to expand | KOB 4

Spring River Zoo in Roswell using new admission fees to expand

Tamara Lopez
Updated: April 30, 2021 05:35 PM
Created: April 30, 2021 04:12 PM

ROSWELL, N.M.- The Spring River Zoo in Roswell just rolled out its new admissions fees last month, and the city said so far so good. 

“Our first month was really great, 1,600 visitors generated about $6,700 in revenue just on admissions which was 65% of the total revenue for one month” said public Affairs Director, Juanita Jennings. 

Previously, the zoo was the only free one in the state, but with new prices, the zoo plans to use the revenue to update and expand the park. 

During the shutdown last year, it also gave them time to work on new infrastructure for new exhibits. 

The admissions also offer a way to track where guests are from. 

“That’s new money coming into our city which we love and we hope to see more of as we expand the offerings there at the zoo enhancing some of the exhibits expensing some of her education programs and enrichment services so the first month was really great” Jennings said. 

The ticket prices range from $2.50 to $10, but they will still be offering free admission days, like the one next Saturday. 

For more information on ticket pricing you can click this link.

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