New 2020 Decade Starts New Chapter for Historic Binghamton’s Zoo


The next chapter for Binghamton’s zoo begins with a new logo, web domain, and its original name: Ross Park Zoo.

In 1875, Erastus and Cornelia Ross donated this parcel of land for the enjoyment of the city residents. It evolved from a community park to the conservation-based zoo it is today. For 130 years, the “Ross Park Zoo” animals, amusement rides and the train provided fun for all ages.

In 2005, revitalization initiatives included changing the name to “Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park” because having the city in the title was an important factor for web searching and the promotion of our area.

Today, as we celebrate 145 years, we are embracing our history and our community that helped to shape the zoo for many generations. We hope to help bring back memories for those who grew up in Ross Park, while creating new memories for families to come.

The new Ross Park Zoo logo exemplifies our conservation work for the many Species Survival Plan animals we care for, including the red pandas. Zoo officials worked with Derrick Stratton of to create the logo.

Visit or follow @rossparkzoo on social media to stay up to date on our upcoming 145th season.

The Ross Park Zoo is located at 60 Morgan Road in Binghamton. The admissions booth is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. For more information, call (607) 724-5461 or visit the zoo website at