Items Tagged with 'John Ball Zoo'
The new John Ball Zoo CEO has a lengthy background in the entertainment industry.
As Peter D’Arienzo settled into a chair in a conference room at the John Ball Zoo administrative offices, he twisted off the cap of a water bottle. Read More
There is also talk at John Ball Zoo about a possible future millage to fund it.
The Kent County Board of Commissioners will review the John Ball Zoo’s new master plan this week, which has to be updated every 10 years and approved by the county, under the terms of the county’s lease contract with the nonprofit corporation that now runs the zoo. Read More
A potential 60-year, $120 million lease and operating agreement for the Kent County-owned John Ball Zoo and Park prompted some questions from members of the county’s Finance Committee last week. Read More
Lease and operating contract is scheduled to make the rounds this week.
After operating and maintaining the John Ball Zoo and Park on the northwest side of Grand Rapids for the past 26 years, Kent County recently came close to transferring those duties to the new John Ball Zoo Corp. Read More