Brandywine Zoo Master Plan

DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation held an open house in June of 2018 to present future plans for the Brandywine Zoo, in Wilmington.

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Division of Parks and Recreation

The Brandywine Zoo, located just off the Brandywine River, is accredited by the American Zoological Association. It is managed by DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation with the support of the Delaware Zoological Society.

The zoo, open since 1905, is home to large and small mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Major exhibits include bald eagles, Andean condors, river otters, and red pandas.

Plans for the park, to be implemented over a span of five to eight years, include improvements and updates.

Brandywine Zoo Draft Master Plan survey form

Brandywine Zoo Plan

Plan Documents

Master Plan Goals

Keys to Successful Master Plan Implementation

Overall Proposed Illustrative Plan – Animal Collection

Master Plan Implementation Summary

Implementation Schedule

Entry Building & Plaza Gateway

Animal Wellness Center

Overall Land Use

Overall Proposed Circulation & Guest Support

Existing Zoo Land Use Diagram

Proposed Illustrative Plan in Context