Family Frolic at the Zoo 2022

Family Frolic at the Zoo 2022

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$0 – $15

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John Ball Zoo

1300 Fulton Street West

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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No Refunds

Family Promise of Grand Rapids is hosting our 4th annual family community event - Family Frolic at the Zoo!

About this event

Family Frolic at the Zoo 2022 will take place on Sunday, July 24th from 12:00pm-4:00pm at John Ball Zoo!

This year's event is structured differently. It will be an open house style where you can come and go as you please. It is sure to be a fun-filled afternoon with giveaways, yard games, a scavenger hunt for kids, music, FREE FOOD TRUCKS and of course ANIMALS!

Family Frolic at the Zoo 2022 is a “choose your own adventure” event that provides an age appropriate platform to talk about family homelessness as well as learn what's happening around family homelessness in our community.

We hope you join us for a great cause and a fun time! Funds raised will support families and children who are moving home!

Tickets $15 for adults and children under 18 get in free thanks to a generous donation from Eastbrook Homes!

Will you join us in ending homelessness…one family at a time!?


Why is this event held at John Ball Park Zoo?

We're glad you asked! John Ball Zoo provides shelter for animals who may not be able to survive in the wild on their own due to illness or other circumstances.  We love John Ball Zoo's heart for sheltering animals and making sure they have a place to call home, so we are partnering with them because Family Promise provides emergency shelter to families with children and we know how important is it to have a safe place to land during a traumatic time. 80% of our families find a place to call home! 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Nope! All are welcome.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The John Ball Zoo has on-site parking, or maybe you want to use a ride-sharing option like Uber or Lyft. There is also The Rapid bus stop near the Zoo.

Who should I contact with questions?

Lily Fossel - Community Development Manager OR 616-608-8904

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Either printed or pulled up on your cell phone are welcome!

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, but please contact: Lily Fossel - Community Development Manager OR 616-608-8904

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, that is okay.

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