Cape May County Zoo Project Will Temporarily Close Park Entrance
If you are a frequent visitor to the Cape May County Zoo, be prepared for Construction Work happening in the next few weeks. The latest offseason Project at the Cape May County Park will temporarily close one of the entrances and visitors will be detoured.
For the next five weeks, there will be an extensive clearing of trees and plant life in the western section of the Cape May County Park and Zoo. The plan is to add a new parking area which will have approximately 1,432 new spaces near the backside entrance to the County Park.
This Project will necessitate the closing of the Park and Zoo entrance off County Road 657, also known as Court House South Dennis Road. This means only the Route 9 entrance for the Park and Zoo will be open as work crews operate in the western section. The work is scheduled for 7 am to 5 pm each day for the rest of February.
The Cape May County Zoo will continue to be open for its Winter Hours of 10 am to 330 pm while the Project is going on for five weeks. The parking lots on the east side of the Park and Zoo will also be open for visitors throughout February.
The Cape May County Park and Zoo has undergone several renovations over the last couple of decades to keep up with the daily and seasonal visitors. The western area parking lot was originally used as an overflow lot during the busy summer months. But at times the County Park has run out of parking spots that are a reasonable distance walk to and from the Zoo.
Aside from the Cape May County Zoo, the County Park also has a playground for kids, picnic areas for groups of people, walking trails, retail amenities, and more. For more information, visit the Cape May County Park and Zoo website here.
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