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2012 ZooTunes lineup announced

The Woodland Park Zoo (750 N 50th St) has announced the 2012 ZooTunes lineup. The following information comes via a press release that was made available by the zoo today: WHAT:              BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru returns for its 29th season and another exciting lineup. The popular concerts are held outdoors on the vast, picturesque North Meadow of Woodland Park Zoo. The new season kicks off June 27:   June 27            Leo Kottke / Jake Shimabukuro ($24) July 3               k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang ($38) July 18             Grace Potter & The Nocturnals ($22) July 19             Ziggy Marley ($28) Aug 1               Los Lobos / Steve Earle and…

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Author seeks recollections and photographs of zoo’s old pony ride ring and Tiki Hut on E Green Lake Dr N

Do you remember the Woodland Park Zoo’s old pony ride ring? The ring was in operation from 1919 to 2006. How about the Tiki Hut, which was once located at the current location of the Ben & Jerry’s Green Lake Scoop Shop (7900 E Green Lake Dr N)? Author Victoria Shaw would like to hear your memories about either of these locations and see any photos that you would be willing to share. She can be reached at amural98 [at]

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Lion escapes den at Woodland Park Zoo

From our news partner, Officials at the Woodland Park Zoo were investigating Tuesday how a lion managed to escape its den just minutes before the zoo closed. The zoo’s emergency response team kept the female African lion contained in the feline house after it walked away from its sleeping den and wandered into a service hallway about 3:55 p.m., according to a news release. “The lion was contained inside the building and at no time were visitors or the staff in any danger,” zoo officials said in the news release. The 12-year-old lion was safely tranquilized and secured about…

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Halloween 2011 in Green Lake

Updated Saturday, 12:45 p.m. There’s a lot going on this Halloween in the Green Lake neighborhood. There will be a free Fall Pumpkin Swim at Evans Pool tomorrow evening (Friday, October 28, 2011), 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. The event features games, prizes and pumpkins in the pool. The Green Lake Tacos Guaymas is hosting their annual Halloween Costume Party tomorrow night (October 28). A Halloween Midnight Mystery Ride is planned for late tomorrow night (October 28). The costumed bike ride begins at 11:30 p.m. at the southwest corner of Green Lake, near the Aqua Theater. On Saturday (October 29),…

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Seattle Park Board to hold public meeting about zoo, emergency preparedness and small craft centers

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners, a seven-member citizen board, will hold its next public meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Activity Resource Center at the Woodland Park Zoo (5500 Phinney Ave N). The meeting agenda includes an update on Woodland Park Zoo activities from  Zoo Executive Director Deborah Jensen. The Woodland Park Zoo Society operates the zoo under a management agreement with the City of Seattle. There will also a briefing on Seattle Parks emergency preparedness. Parks staff will brief the Board on how Parks and Recreation is prepared to deal with natural or man-made disasters,…

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