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2015 Media Releases


Date:
March 25, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Nicole Fleck-Tooze, Parks and Recreation, 402-441-7951
John Chapo, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, 402-475-6741
Scott Wieskamp, Lincoln Public Schools, 402-436-1072

Public Invited to Antelope Park Triangle Open House

The public is invited to an open house Tuesday March 31 to review and discuss a proposed land use plan for the Antelope Park Triangle, bounded by "A" Street, 27th Street and Capitol Parkway. The Lincoln Children's Zoo, Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department are hosting the open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Office, 2740 "A" Street.

The Zoo has developed a long-term plan to expand to the west, allowing for additional animal habitat areas as well as indoor and outdoor exhibit and event areas. A permanent structure to house Zoo School, the LPS Science Focus High School, is also part of the plan.

Now in its 50th year, the Lincoln Children's Zoo is home to over 350 animals. More than 40 of those are endangered. Nearly 200,000 people attend the Zoo each year, making it the third most attended arts and science attraction in Nebraska. In 2006, the Zoo became the smallest zoo to win the prestigious National Award for Museum and Library Service.

In 1997, LPS and the Zoo created the Zoo School, now housed in three portable classrooms at the south end of the Zoo. Each year, about 100 high school students are enrolled in the Zoo School, where they participate in traditional and non-traditional styles of learning and play an active role in defining their learning environment and education.

More information on Parks and Recreation is available at parks.lincoln.ne.gov. More information on the Zoo is available at lincolnzoo.org. More information on LPS is available at lps.org.

Accommodation Notice

The City of Lincoln complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guidelines. Ensuring the public's access to and participating in public meetings is a priority for the City of Lincoln. In the event you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to attend or participate in a public meeting conducted by the City of Lincoln, please contact the Director of Equity and Diversity, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, at 402-441-7624 as soon as possible before the scheduled meeting date in order to make your request.


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