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Join us for these "Friends" events. 



Friends Annual Banquet 
Spring 2022

To recap the previous year, Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo will hosts the "Annual Dinner Meeting" at the Finnup Center for Conservation Education.  A special guest speaker and catered meal highlight the event. 

Reservations required.

Jungle Run VII - July 9, 2022


Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo is revving up for an action-packed day at the zoo on July 9, 2022, with the Jungle Run automobile show on the West Green of Lee Richardson Zoo. 

A Wild Affair

“A Wild Affair," Lee Richardson Zoo’s wildest and most prosperous “Fun-Raiser” of the year is Saturday, September 24, 2022. This exceptional evening takes place under the stars of the Zoo’s West Green and features music, as well as special appearances by zoo animal ambassadors. Enjoy a roaring good time while you and friends sip on a variety of adult beverages while sampling delicious foods from some of the region’s best restaurants and caterers. Bid on hundreds of unique items in the auctions, all to benefit improvements at Lee Richardson Zoo.


Boo! at the Zoo - Oct. 22 2022

The 27th annual "Boo! At The Zoo" is scheduled for October 22, 2022. The event offers local children a fun, and safe trick-or-treat experience, while also supporting Zoo improvements. "Boo! At The Zoo" has become a family tradition in Garden City and draws an average of 5,000 people annually in a single night. This event will take place in and around the zoo from approximately 4 - 8 p.m.  Tickets go on sale October 3, 2022 at Blue Fox Boutique, El Remedio, Wards Garden Center, Lee Richardson Zoo and online at  

Interested in being a 2022 sponsor, volunteer, or vendor?  Email us at or call us at (620)276-6243.

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