Press Release: 07/21/2015

Oakland Zoo Hosts Appreciation Day for the Oakland Police Department

Nicky Mora, Senior Manager, Marketing/PR Oakland Police Department Media Relations Office
(510) 632-9525 ext. 130 (510)238-7230

Oakland, CA – On Saturday, July 18, 2015, Oakland Zoo hosted an appreciation day to honor and celebrate the men and women of the Oakland Police Department. On this day Oakland officers and their families attended Oakland Zoo and were celebrated for their dedication and service to the community. “Oakland Zoo is thrilled to host an appreciation day for our police department,” said Dr. Joel Parrott, President & CEO at Oakland Zoo. “Each day these men and women put their lives on the line to help make our community a safe place to live and thrive. This was a day for their families to be together, laugh, and enjoy animals at Oakland Zoo.” Oakland Zoo supports the efforts of OPD to make Oakland a safer city for all.


The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks.