Woodland Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and certified by the rigorous American Humane Conservation program. The award-winning zoo is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting international standards for zoos in animal care, conservation and education programs. By inspiring people to care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future ecological health and sustainability.
Why We're Green
Our 2.5-acre Rose Garden has been 100% organic and pesticide free since 2006. Using the natural approach means building healthy soils, practicing smart watering and planting disease-resistant varieties. The garden hosts nearly 200 varieties of roses, showcasing those that thrive in the Pacific Northwest climate. We are working towards meeting our carbon reduction goal through reducing demand for energy, improving the efficiency of energy use, and increasing the supply of energy by low-carbon means. The Community Solar on Phinney Ridge project is an example of how we are meeting our energy needs through on-site renewable generation.