Thursday, April 19, 2012

Residents show support for Willow Park Zoo

Several local residents turned out Tuesday to speak in favor of Logan’s Willow Park Zoo during a Municipal Council meeting.

Options for the zoo’s future include closing it down, giving ownership of the facility to Cache County or reverting back to a joint ownership/funding arrangement between the city and county, according to Russ Akina, Logan’s parks and recreation director. He has noted the zoo may have trouble getting through the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

County Councilman Val Potter committed Tuesday to work with the county’s RAPZ (Restaurant, Arts, Parks and Zoos) Tax committee and the Cache County Council “to make sure that we get additional RAPZ funding for the zoo this year and ongoing.” He asked Logan councilmembers to commit to matching that potential increased funding. Herald Journal