Redwood Sky Walk at Sequoia Park Zoo Receives Multiple National Awards

The Redwood Sky Walk at Sequoia Park Zoo has earned prestigious national recognition, receiving two awards from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA): the Exhibit Innovation Award and the Excellence in Marketing Significant Achievement Award.

Sequoia Park Zoo is home to over 150 individual animals representing more than 50 species, including American black bears, Chacoan peccaries, Chilean flamingos, North American river otters, red pandas, and many others. The zoo has consistently demonstrated its unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards in animal care, conservation, and education.

These two national awards solidify the Sequoia Park Zoo’s standing as an industry leader among esteemed institutions nationwide. Alongside the Redwood Sky Walk at the Sequoia Park Zoo, this year’s honorees also include two other prestigious California organizations with longstanding contributions to the industry: The San Diego Zoo and The Monterey Bay Aquarium.

“California has long held a proud, globally recognized reputation for providing incredible visitor experiences,” said Caroline Beteta, President and CEO of Visit California. “The new Redwood Sky Walk provides an awe-inspiring and unique way to showcase California’s diverse natural landscapes.”

Since its opening in the spring of 2021, the Redwood Sky Walk and its promotional campaigns have attracted, delighted, and educated more than 200,000 visitors from around the world. This remarkable attraction has also served as a showcase for the vibrancy of Northern California’s North Coast Redwood ecosystem.

“The city has had undeniable success with the addition of the Redwood Sky Walk at Sequoia Park Zoo, and its opening has clearly helped the zoo meet and advance our education and conservation mission,” said Jim Campbell-Spickler, Director of Sequoia Park Zoo. “To be recognized at this level by the AZA, an organization that is so dedicated to the same principles of education, conservation, and responsible animal care that we all value, is incredibly meaningful for all of us.”

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  1. The Redwood Skywalk and Sequoia Zoo are outstanding places to visit in Eureka. Highly suggest for families all ages will enjoy these. The zoo is small and manageable for young children. Add a stay in the Avenue if the Giants for a wonderful weekend adventure.

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