Utility Park & Zoo
4th St. & Pomeroy
Clay Center, Ks. 67432
785-632-2171
Free Admission, 9am-8pm daily

Our Clay Center Zoo is in danger of being closed due to not meeting federal regulations. How about sending a donation to help the zoo meet these regulations?

The zoo is operated by the Utilities Department employees and no tax funds are involved.

A check of any size would help keep our little zoo, one of the main attractions of Clay Center, to stay open. Read below how to make a tax deductible donation!


Utility Park and the Zoo has been a favorite family entertainment spot for many generations. It has a very interesting background since the days when people worked to create the park as a way of paying their utility bills.

Since it's beginning the park has been supported and maintained by the Public Utility Commission without any tax funds being expended on maintaining the park. Public Utility employees have spent many hours creating the unique and popular children’s playground, the impressive Christmas decorations that are being expanded each year and the Zoo itself. Much of the playground equipment is from donations made by individuals. There are also many dedicated and faithful volunteers that help with the Zoo.

The Zoo and Park is being expanded to the west of the park with the addition of a very nice walking trail.

The Zoo has been a source of pleasure for local residents as well as for visitors to Clay Center. You can go through the park anytime and see local as well as out of town visitors enjoying the Zoo, children playing or families having a picnic.

This is a great time for anyone who is interested in keeping the Zoo to donate and help the Public Utility Commission repair and make improvements to the Zoo to meet federal regulations. The great news is that you can give your tax deductible donation through the:

Clay Center Community Improvement Foundation
432 Court
Clay Center, KS. 67432

Your donation will qualify as a tax deductible donation. Be sure to indicate on your check that your donation is for the Zoo. The donations will be forwarded from the Foundation to the Public Utility Commission and will be used to help the Zoo meet federal standards.

Clay Center residents can make a monthly donation by adding the amount to their monthly electric/water bill.

A family, individual, organization or even a CCCHS Alumni class can select a particular project, provide the funding for it and they will be recognized as the donor for the project. To inquire about possible projects contact Utilities Superintendent Bill Callaway at 785-632-2137.

Local residents as well as visitors can take advantage of the opportunity to contribute to this popular community attraction. Together we can make a difference. We can make our park even better than it is and provide a special place for family enjoyment for many generations.





















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