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Join us for these "Friends" events. 

Friends Annual Banquet

To recap the previous year, Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo host the "Annual Dinner Meeting" in late January or early February.  A guest speaker is invited for entertainment, following the annual meeting business. 


More information will be posted as the time draws closer.

Jungle Run V


Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo is revving up for an action-packed day at the zoo Saturday, July 13th, 2019 with Jungle Run V.  

A Wild Affair September 7, 2019


A Wild Affair”, Lee Richardson Zoo’s largest and wildest “Fun-Raiser” of the year is Saturday, September 7, 2019.  

This exceptional evening takes place under the stars of the Zoo’s West Green and features live music by Mike Benish and the Buckner Creek Band.  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 live and silent auctions, all to benefit improvements at Lee Richardson Zoo.  Tickets are all-inclusive.  Adult beverages will be served so all guests must be 21 or over and have a valid ID. 


Boo! at the Zoo

The 25th annual "Boo! At The Zoo" is scheduled for 4 p.m. October 19, 2019. 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.

Interested in being a 2019 Treat Stop?  Email us at or call us at (620)276-6243.