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Former City Of Moose Jaw Saskatchewan Wild Animal Park

The City of Moose Jaw's former wild animal park is located in Wakomow Valley. It was opened in 1929 and covered some 540 acres of land. Home to over 200 exotic and native animals,a childrens zoo and later an amusement park it was closed for good on September 28th 1995.This was Saskatchewans only zoo and the last time I visited it was in the late 80's. Saskatchewan Envirorment and Resoure Management sold the land (540 acres) to the City of Moose Jaw in April of 1997 for the sum of $1.00. The city was responsible for the decommissioning of the park and restoring the land, the province agreed to provide a $50,000 grant to the city to assist with this work. I had visited this park in the summer of 2006 but it was so over grown you could not find a thing so it was on my list to return to in the fall to seek out the foundations and such. The images show what I found.....Did the city use the money wisely? Is the land restored?
Your comments are most welcome and enjoy...........Mike
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This sign tells the tale
This sign tells the tale
The gates were locked for good Sept. 28th 1995
The gates were locked for good Sept. 28th 1995
The Great Gates once welcomed vistiors
The Great Gates once welcomed vistiors
The pass gate remains open
The pass gate remains open
The gates from the rear
The gates from the rear
Fences that once kept animals in now keep humans out
Fences that once kept animals in now keep humans out
t6%2f48%2f623048%2f4%2f70096178.t33O7mLi.jpg The only wooden light post
The only wooden light post
Foundations near the pass gate
Foundations near the pass gate
Kids come to practice their art
Kids come to practice their art
R.I.P.
R.I.P.
Former flower bed
Former flower bed
The foundation for the Reception Area & Exhibits Building
The foundation for the Reception Area & Exhibits Building
More foundations
More foundations
Exibits power box
Exibits power box
Maintanance Building Floor
Maintanance Building Floor
Maintenance Building Remains
Maintenance Building Remains
The now empty parking lot
The now empty parking lot
One of 3 remaining structures
One of 3 remaining structures
From the back
From the back
Inside we see it was a washroom
Inside we see it was a washroom
One of two drinking fountains
One of two drinking fountains
Old sign foundation
Old sign foundation
The last thing said is We are closed and thanks for coming out
The last thing said is "We are closed and thanks for coming out"
The second washroom
The second washroom
The walkways are silent
The walkways are silent
Light post foundation
Light post foundation
Cage foundation and sidewalk
Cage foundation and sidewalk
Even the Beavers left and never returned
Even the Beavers left and never returned
Sidewalks to nowhere
Sidewalks to nowhere
The only hydrant in the park
The only hydrant in the park
The second fountain
The second fountain
The only thing on the range are the irrigation posts
The only thing on the range are the irrigation posts
The roads are almost gone
The roads are almost gone
The weeds have overgrown the trees
The weeds have overgrown the trees
The bridge to the main park area
The bridge to the main park area
Old alarm system not protecting anymore
Old alarm system not protecting anymore
All the doors are busted in
All the doors are busted in
Pond area
Pond area
Pond area
Pond area
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