Zoo open - with restrictions


Last updated 8/1/2020 at 1:03pm

Kevin Wilson

Kyle Munger carries his daughter, 4-year-old Evelyn, through the Hillcrest Park Zoo on Saturday, the first day the facility has been open to the public since mid-March.

If they put you in the zoo, friends and family can visit during regular business hours again.

Clovis' Hillcrest Park Zoo had been closed to visitors since March 17 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It reopened on Saturday.

City officials announced in a news release Friday the zoo will reopen for normal business hours, though some restrictions will be in place.

"Zoo visitors are asked to follow the one-way route signs, wear a face mask and practice social distancing during their visit," the city news release stated.

"Zoo visitors are also asked to visit the zoo in small groups as there are still restrictions on mass gatherings over 5 persons that do not normally reside together."

The release said the zoo gift shop, reptile house and primate area will remain closed to the public.

The zoo's normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and closed on Mondays.

More information: 575-769-7873 or http://www.cityofclovis.org


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