Blaisdell Pool to offer Overflow Parking for Boo at the Zoo

If you haven’t been by the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center in a while, you may not realize that there is significant construction occurring near the entrance to the zoo. “Tomorrow is typically the busiest day of the year for the zoo,” said Zoo Director Brendan Wiley, “the weather forecast looks ideal for the event.”
Boo at the Zoo is the community’s longest running Halloween tradition. When the weather is right, the event can see over 7,000 participants in a single day. This year’s event will feature more than 32 outside vendors participating to make the event successful for the thousands of children that attend.
New this year include participants like Papa Johns Pizza and a “Fun House.” (There is an additional fee of $2.00 per person for entry into the Fun House.)
With the nice weather, zoo officials are expecting a large crowd and want to offer parking advice for those planning to attend. “A new parking lot has been installed just South of the Helen Hocker Theatre,” said Wiley. “Also, the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department has been very supportive during our construction work. Boo at the Zoo attendees can park at the Blaisdell Pool Parking Lot and walk through Animal Land to gain access to the Zoo.”