Friday, April 30, 2021 (Eureka, Calif.) – Today, the City of Eureka announced that on Friday, June 4, 2021, they will hold a special event and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official grand opening of the Redwood Sky Walk at Sequoia Park Zoo. The grand opening ceremony will be followed by a weekend of special activities to celebrate the area’s newest, and tallest, attraction.
The Grand Opening weekend activity schedule, which will be announced in the coming days, is designed to allow as many citizens as possible to join in the celebration while limiting each individual activity’s attendance numbers to ensure compliance with California’s reopening guidelines. However, prior to the grand opening weekend, locals will also have an opportunity to experience the Redwood Sky Walk early. Starting Friday, May 14, 2021, visitors to the Sequoia Park Zoo can access the Redwood Sky Walk during their regular Zoo visits.
More information about the Redwood Sky Walk experience, including the new pricing schedule, photos, and experience details, is now available at redwoodskywalk.com.
Effective Friday, May 14, 2021, one ticket will provide entry into both the Sequoia Park Zoo and the Redwood Sky Walk. Accordingly, the price of zoo admission will adjust to the following fee schedule:
Special access programs, including library passes, Everyone’s Zoo, and EBT/BIC rates will continue to be offered to ensure the Sequoia Park Zoo will remain highly accessible to the entire community.
“The Redwood Sky Walk is a tremendous new asset that will bring many benefits to our community,” City of Eureka Mayor Susan Seaman said. “Both locals and visitors alike will, undoubtedly, enjoy seeing our special park from this new perspective, and the Redwood Sky Walk’s new interpretive signage and programming will help more people than ever before to understand the delicate intricacies and dependencies of our local ecosystem.”
“We are very excited to add this world-class attraction to our community,” Eureka City Manager Miles Slattery said. “The early feedback has been amazing and I’m especially thankful for the efforts and contributions of the project’s donors, city staff and contractors, the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation, and the many zoo volunteers who all worked so hard and made this project possible.”
About the Sequoia Park Zoo
Established in 1907, and accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Sequoia Park Zoo is an intimate, 5-acre facility situated in the heart of Northern California’s Coastal Redwood region. The Zoo welcomes approximately one hundred thousand visitors each year, features over 50 species of animals, and is home to the Redwood Sky Walk a unique and highly acclaimed interpretive experience that takes guests across a series of suspended bridges and platforms and offers a unique perspective on an old and second growth Coastal Redwood grove. The Sequoia Park Zoo inspires conservation of the natural world by instilling wonder, respect, and passion for wildlife. The Sequoia Park Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Eureka, California.
Learn more at sequoiaparkzoo.net.
About the City of Eureka
As the county seat of the world-famous Humboldt County California, the City of Eureka (Pop. 27,000) is the heart of the U.S. Redwood Coast. Eureka is the market and cultural center of a beautiful region filled with iconic redwoods, the world’s tallest trees, and stunningly beautiful, rugged, and remote ocean landscapes. Eureka is the largest city between San Francisco and Portland and a frequent stop over point for road trippers exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Culturally protected by the ‘redwood curtain,’ the city is most famous for its unique Victorian architecture, one-of-a-kind shops and artisanal businesses, and its rich, authentic history.
Learn more at visiteureka.com.