Gateway to the Park and the Zoo

Saturday May 6, 10-11:30am

Roger Williams Park Gateway Center
1197 Broad Street

Same as starting point


Some area folks have been visiting the Roger Williams Park Zoo for years via the usual route: they drive down Elmwood, enter a gated entrance and wind thru to FC Greene Memorial Blvd and the Zoo main parking lot. We invite you to approach the Zoo in a whole new way today, whether you plan to stay for a Zoo visit, or just long enough to walk and chat with us. Grab your $4 cash fare for the RIPTA bus (R-Line is free!) and meet us at the new Roger Williams Park Gateway Center at 1197 Broad Street. We’ll enter the Park on Hawthorne, and walk to the Zoo entrance via the back parking lot. (There are ways for us to avoid the cars.) You’ll need sensible shoes, a water bottle and a creative imagination. Mobile phone camera is optional. One mile in total.

WALK LEADERS: Val Reishuk and Evan Moorman

Val Reishuk is a senior citizen aging-in-place in Providence, RI. Val–car-free since 2015–is an organizer with Providence Streets Coalition. She is a retired teacher and her favorite zoo animal is the Red River hog.

Evan Moorman is originally from Los Angeles. He grew to love his home city by walking and biking around, and exploring many different and interesting neighborhoods in that city. He’s since lived in Madison WI, Toronto, and Houston, before settling in Providence. He works in bicycle and pedestrian planning and loves traveling and seeing new sites throughout the Northeast.