Celebrate Zoo Lover's Day Near Everett, MA
April 8th is Zoo Lover’s Day so let’s celebrate! In today’s Wellington Parkside Blog, we’ll be highlighting some zoos that are near our apartment community. Check them out sometime this month and enjoy learning about the world around us. Have a great month here in Everett, MA.
“Stone Zoo, formerly known as the Middlesex Fells Zoo, is located on a 26-acre site near the sparkling Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. Charles Price, Superintendent of the Metropolitan District Commission’s Middlesex Fells Reservation, founded the Zoo in 1905, and in 1969, the site was renamed in honor of Walter D. Stone, a former Zoo Director. In 1991, the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation (CZC) was created to maintain care, custody, and control of both Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo.” The Stone Zoo is about a 20-minute drive from our apartment community.
“Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, long considered the "crown jewel" of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace Park System. The Zoo was founded in 1912 and was managed by the City of Boston until 1958, when the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), a state agency, assumed management. The MDC managed the Zoos until 1991, when Governor William Weld signed legislation to create the private Commonwealth Zoological Corporation (CZC). In July of 1997 the CZC changed its name to Zoo New England to reflect the regional appeal of the Zoo.” The Franklin Park Zoo is about a 45-minute drive away.
Although an aquarium may not be a zoo, it’s a great place to visit to learn more about animals and our environment. “The New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. With more than 1.3 million visitors a year, the Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston and a major public education resource for the region.” The New England Aquarium is about a 20-minute drive from Wellington Parkside.
What’s your favorite thing about going to the zoo? Let us know what it is in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for reading the Wellington Parkside Blog. Be sure to visit again next month!