• #GivingTuesday

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    Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together. #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to come together and give back to the community. Learn how you can partner with the Topeka Zoo in this day of giving below.
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  • Santa and Zoo Animals!

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    The Topeka Zoo invites you to have your photograph taken with Santa Claws and a live animal for the coming holiday season. Santa will do his annual preseason visit to the Topeka Zoo, where he will be available for photographs with guests on his sleigh, in the Big Gage Shelter House. Santa will be at the zoo for photographs on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, from 10:00-3:00. A variety of live animals will be available for you to choose from to appear in the photo with you and Santa if you wish.
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  • Spend Break at the Zoo!

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    Already thinking about what to do over winter break? Sign your cubs up for our winter themed adventure camps at the zoo! Registration is now open! Read more and plan which days you'd like to attend.
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Construction on Camp Cowabunga is underway! When completed, Camp Cowabunga will transport visitors into a rugged safari camp based on the safari experiences of Topeka Zoo Director Emeritus, Gary K. Clarke.

We broke ground on July 6, 2017 at 10:00am. Since then, the demolition crew has been busy preparing the area for construction. It already looks VERY different. The Genesis sculpture (lion) has been moved to be protected and will be placed back in the area when nearing completion. The Kopje rock that was once a great view of the lion yard is now gone and most of the area is almost unrecognizable. We’re excited to see what is next in the process! Follow us here for updates throughout.

Want to learn more about Camp Cowabunga or to help the project by donating? Click here

 
 Ground Breaking  Relocating Genesis
   
 Removing Kopje Rock (lion viewing) Demoing the area
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S.W. 10th between S.W. Gage and S.W. Fairlawn switched phases Friday, June 30, which allows for through traffic. The remainder of the project will be completed under traffic. The two-construction-season project is scheduled to be completed November 10. Work on the south side of the roadway between Civitan Lane and Gage Blvd. has begun. Access will be maintained into the Fleming Place Shopping Center from 10th Street. The budgeted cost for the entire project is $5.2 million. Funding sources include the Federal Fund Exchange (FFE), Water Utility Operating Funds, and Storm Water Utility Funds.

Now that 10th Street is open to through traffic, the SW 6th – Gage to Fairlawn project will start on Wednesday, July 5. Work will begin between Gage and the Chalet Apartments. Travel in that area will be for local residents only. Through traffic will not be allowed from Gage to Fairlawn. Access to Gage Park will be from 10th, SW Westchester, and the northwest corner of the park from 6th. Work this year will be from Gage to Yorkshire or Westchester. The remainder of the work to the west will be completed in 2018. The new roadway will include curb and gutter, sidewalks, street lighting, and a drainage system. It will also include a 10-foot wide multi-use path on the west side with a segment through Gage Park, and a five foot sidewalk on the north side. The project is funded by an extension of the Countywide Half Cent sales tax that took effect January 1, 2017.

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