Irvine Park Zoo and Nature Area
With over 300 acres of natural and scenic beauty, this FREE park offers a zoo with cougars, bear, bison, tigers and many other wildlife and a petting zoo, scenic dam, museum, picnic shelters, restrooms and historical displays. Take a tour of the Sunny Valley Schoolhouse or Pioneer Norwegian Log Home on the weekends from Memoral Day to Labor Day. Also take in a natural historical marker, the Irvine Park Cave, which is about 20 feet long with natural springs running through it.
The mission of this park is to foster public support for the animals of the Irvine Park Zoo by: educating the public about their preservation, creating a positive environment for the interaction of humans and animals, and to provide funding for the animals' living quarters.