Privacy Policy

The Prescott Animal Park Association D.B.A. Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, respects the privacy of our visitors, members, and donors. The purpose of this statement is to define our policy with regard to the collection and use of personally identifiable information via our website,

Information Collected:

This website collects two kinds of information: anonymous information and personally identifiable information.

Anonymous information does not indentify specific individuals and is automatically transmitted by your browser.  This information can consist of: the URL (Uniform Resource Locator or address) of the web page your previously visited; the domain names and/or IP addresses of the computer you are using; and your browser software and operating system.  This information is used to monitor site usage and traffic patterns of our customers in order to improve our website.  This information is always devoid of any personally identifying information.

Personally Identifiable Information could include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and payment information.  By sending us an email e-mail or filling out an online form, you are sending us personal information.  We store this information in order to respond to or process your request.  We may use your information to send you futher information about our organization.  You may always opt-out of future mailings.

If you are purchasing a membership, making a donation, signing up for a fee-based event or program, or making a similar financial transaction through, we need to know your name, e-mail address, billing and shipping address, and payment information in order to process and fulfill your order.  All personal informatio we receive is kept secure.

Sharing Information:

Personal information obtained through the website will not be sold or given to third parties for marketing purposes.


Our website contains to websites maintained by other oarganizations.  Once you access an individual document on another website, you are subject to the provacy policy of the website containing that document.

Use of Text and Images:

Anyone wishing to publish information found on our website must send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

On Zoo Grounds and Commercial Photography:

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary reserves the right to photograph, videotape, or film our visitors, on Sanctuary grounds, for promotional purposes.  The commerical use of photographs, video, and film taken during your visit is strictly prohibited without the written consent of Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary.

Contact Us:

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About Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

  • shash on bear croppedSituated on ten acres north of Prescott and overlooking Willow Lake, the sanctuary has many opportunities for visitors including a covered picnic pavilion; a children’s playground; interactive animal experiences; and large, naturally landscaped enclosures for the animals with paths that allow visitors the opportunity to get an up-close and personal view of them. One of the most interesting exhibits, and one which is unique to the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, is the Tarantula Grotto.

    This building has a distinctive cave-like feel, and houses different spiders from all over the world. This is one of the largest public displays of spiders in the country. We also house a 2,600 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Reptile House, which will be home to countless species including a 13 ft. Burmese Python; gila monster; geckos; skinks; iguanas; crocodilians and monitor lizards.
    Other members of the Sanctuary’s collection include a tiger who came from a zoo in Nebraska that lost its permits; an American Black Bear who came to the sanctuary as a cub when his mother was illegally shot by a hunter; a gray fox who was rescued as a youngster from the Phoenix area where she found alone and half drowned near a pool; and a mountain lion who was confiscated through a joint effort between HPZS and AZ Game and Fish, after she was found being kept illegally as a pet in Arizona.
    gazeboHeritage Park Zoological Sanctuary also has a prestigious role as participant in the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Species Survival Plan for the critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolf, one of the most endangered large mammals in the world. After a 20-year absence in the wild, this animal is being reintroduced to its former range following a successful captive breeding program. The sanctuary is a holding facility for wolves not currently ready for release.
    This non-profit organization relies heavily on a large body of devoted volunteers to keep the sanctuary running. Volunteer opportunities include: assisting with landscaping and construction projects, helping in the animal care department, working in the gift shop, and participating in the docent and educational outreach programs. The sanctuary hosts a number of special events throughout the year, such as Zoofest, Eggstravaganza, Boo at the Zoo, moonlight events and Zoo Camp for kids.
    The Sanctuary’s motto is “Conservation through Education,” and it is a mission that this facility services with pride. As many of the wild places of the planet are disappearing and zoos become the last sanctuary for much of the world’s wildlife, Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary offers a home for animals who have no other. This sanctuary is working to give something back – helping to restore some balance and trying to tip back the scales for animals who have lost so much. Through educating the public, Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary hopes to help ensure the sustained existence of wildlife species throughout the world.
    Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is open every day of the year and located off of Willow Creek Road across from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, at 1403 Heritage Park Road in Prescott. Admission prices are very reasonable: $10 for Adults (13 - 64), $8 for Seniors/Military/Student (With ID), and $6 for Children (3 - 12). Under 3 is free. Animal adoption and membership opportunities are available.
    For more information on the sanctuary and how you can become involved, call 928.778.4242.
  • 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.


    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.

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    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.
  • Enjoy the Day

    Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary can be a full-day experience for the whole family! Bring a lunch and enjoy it at one of the many picnic tables throughout the park; come for a special event; shop in the gift shop with your new member discount; rent a space for your private group and enjoy a party you will never forget.

    Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary offers unique animals on display, top-notch education, and much more. There are several ways to enjoy the sanctuary with the cost of standard admission.

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    The Animals

    Of course, the heart of the sanctuary are the animals. Over 150 rescued animals, exotic and domestic, from every continent except Antarctica, can be seen on these 10 acres. Each animal has a story to tell and is displayed in a way to allow a unique, personal experience to each visitor. For more on the animals, click here.


    Two playgrounds are located in the sanctuary. Near the main entrance is the jungle gym. This structure has slides, swings, and plenty of space for climbing.

    The second playground is in the Kiwanis Korner and geared to a younger crowd.

    Rattlesnake Jake's jungle splash pad

    This water feature operates throughout the summer between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm 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!

  • Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary currently has an oppening for Early Childhood Program Lead Instructor. You can send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    Position is Part- Time, Temporary, See Job Description Below.

    If you're interested in getting involved with the organization in other capacities, click the links to the right to find more information on Volunteering or becoming a Docent.

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Sign-Up for Our Newsletter!

Are you interested in learning about new animals as they arrive and special events that we hold here at the park? If so, then sign-up for our free monthly e-newsletter! Each month, you'll receive an email detailing all of the latest happenings here at the Sanctuary. Most of the time, you're getting information like this before we share it with anyone else! Simply enter your email address below and we'll add you to the list. And if you're not happy with what you're getting, you can unsubscribe anytime.

Mexican Gray Wolf SSP Website:

Gray Wolf

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary currently houses two incredibly rare Mexican Gray Wolves. This species is dwindling in the wild, but thanks to the Species Survival Plan (SSP), captive breeding programs and reintroductions into the wild have helped turn the tables. Please visit our partner website (by clicking on the photo) for more information on this amazing animal and what you can do to help!