Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary boasts large, naturally-landscaped enclosures for the animals and walking paths to allow visitors the opportunity to get an up-close and personal view. As animal well-being is the highest priority at HPZS, much of the space animals have available is "off display" and not visible to visitors. This ensures that animals have the ability to take themselves out of view at their choosing, leading to a low stress life style.
Currently under construction is a 2,600 sq. ft., state-of-the-art reptile display building, which will house many different snake species, including venomous and large constrictors; a Gila Monster; and an amazing variety of geckos, skinks, iguanas, crocodilians and monitor lizards.
The Tarantula Grotto has a distinct cave-like feel, and houses 11 different spiders and other invertebrates from all over the world. We boast one of the largest collections of tarantulas in the entire Southwest region.
RATTLESNAKE JAKE'S JUNGLE SPLASH
The splash pad is open for fun throughout the summer between the hours of 10 and 4 daily (weather permitting). Bring your swim suits and get ready for some wild water fun! The experience is free so don’t sweat the summer - head on over and have some fun!
Made possible by the Prescott Kiwanis Club, the Kiwanis Korner animal encounter area opened in April 2011.
Kiwanis Animal Encounter Area:
Children and adults alike can brush and pet goats and learn a little about what it takes to care for livestock.
The new Wallaby Walk-About opened in April 2011. This new enclosure, located across from the Steel Praying Mantis sculpture is a completely new type of exhibit. Visitors are permitted to walk into the Wallaby enclosure and are only separated from the Bennett’s Wallabies by a rope.
Wally and James, the two Bennett’s Wallabies, arrived at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary in 2009. They were surplus animals from another facility in Arizona. Bennett’s Wallabies are native to Australia and New Zealand.
The Wallaby Walk-About was made possible through a generous donation from The Harold James Family Trust.
Several areas of the facility are available for general use by visitors, but can also be reserved for private functions like weddings, family and corporate picnics, birthday parties, and reunions.
Options exist for all group types and sizes. For small groups, consider the Gazebo. Medium groups may enjoy the Pence Pavilion. The largest groups may rent the Event Center.
Even the Kiwanis Korner Ramada may be rented
, by special reservation. For more information visit Group Rentals
or call our Event Coordinator at 928.778.4242, ext 16.