04-0235R

RESOLUTION CHANGING ADMISSION RATES AT THE ZOO.

BY COUNCILOR REINERT:

RESOLVED that pursuant to the provisions of section 35-11(e) of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, the following rates are hereby set for admission at the Lake Superior Zoological Gardens located in Fairmont Park:

Rates: 13 years or older 3 through 12 years old 0 through 2 years old
Regular $7.00 $3.00 Free
Group $6.00 $2.50 Free

(a) Group rates are available only to groups of 10 or more people who have made prior arrangements and where one payment is made for the entire group;
(b) Groups of school children on school sponsored zoo tours shall be admitted at a rate of $6.00 per student for grades 9 and up; $2.50 per student through grade 8; and $6.00 per person per chaperone;
(c) Groups of people with bona fide special needs or disabilities shall be admitted at the rate of $2.50 per person and $6.00 per person per chaperone;
(d) Special rates for zoo staff training and education and service projects provided to the zoo, may be granted by the director of the zoo after approval by the zoo management team;
(e) Special rates for community celebrations as set forth below:
Easter Egg Hunt
0-12 years - Free
13 or older - $7.00
Bubba and Berlin's Birthday Bash
0-12 years - Free
13 or older - $7.00
Zoo Year's Eve
Everyone free

RESOLVED FURTHER, all previous rate resolutions inconsistent with this resolution are hereby rescinded.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution increases adult admission rates at the zoo from, including tax, $6.00 to $7.00 for regular adults and $5.50 to $6.00 for group adults. Children's rates for children 3 through 12 are increased from $2.50 to $3.00 and children 0 through 3 remain free. This change has been approved by the zoo management board, the director of parks and recreation, and the parks commission.