(Please note: As of 3/22: Some concrete and tile work still needs to be completed in the playground entrance. The “tot lot” (padded toddler area) and a small piece of the original playground structure remain closed as additional repairs need to be made in those areas. There is a chance the Jungle Gym may close again in the coming weeks to complete that work.)
The highly-anticipated, crowd-pleasing, kid-favorite Jungle Gym playground is finally open again at Nashville Zoo. Come swing like monkeys, run like zebras and prowl around tiger-style in the 66,000 square foot playground.
Jungle Gym renovated features include a 35-foot tall house structure with a slide, a giant snake tunnel and a multi-level net area. New features include additional climbing structures, slides, ZipKrooz, we-go-round, two-level spinning globe and more.
Along with the renovated original structures of the Jungle Gym, the Zoo has partnered with nonprofit Thisbe & Noah to include the brand-new Promise Park.
Promise Park is a new section within the Jungle Gym that allows kids will all abilities and disabilities to play side-by-side. This section includes modified swings, slides, zip lines, climbing structures and plenty of shaded areas for parents and caretakers. With the new addition of Promise Park, the Zoo hopes to foster empathy, compassion, and philanthropy within the Nashville community and so much more. To learn more about Promise Park and the Thisbe & Noah organization, visit www.promisepark.org.
Use these social stories to help prepare your child for a visit to the Jungle Gym:
Social Story (English) | Social Story (Spanish)
Come experience the Zoo’s improved and partially new Jungle Gym today for all the swinging, climbing and sliding fun!
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