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Spring River Park & Zoo

 

Parks and Recreation Dept.

 

Greetings Roswell Visitors!  If you get a bit tired of the techno world come out to the Spring River Zoo and get back in touch with our planet. We have native plants and animals to enjoy and several unique attractions.

 

Roswell has a wonderful park and modern small zoo in Spring River Park covering about 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 2,500 square feet 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 fa├žade 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. 
 
 

Contact:
1306 E. College Blvd.
Roswell, NM 88201
575-624-6760
 

 

 


Zoo Superintendent



Open Year Round
 
Summer Hours
Easter through Labor Day 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Labor Day to Time Change & Time Change to Easter 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
Winter Hours:
November through February - 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed  Christmas Day
 
Map


Price:
Admission is currently Free; Rides are 25 cents each.

 
Rides and Concession

Easter through September Sat. - Sun. 1:00 p.m . to 6:00 p.m.
 
School Summer Vacation Wed.-Sun. 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
 

 

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