SF Rec and Park and SF Zoo Celebrate Year of the Snake with Chinatown Seniors
250 SF Zoo tickets giveaway for Chinatown Community Development Center seniors
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Rec and Park in partnership with SF Zoo met and greeted seniors living in Chinatown Community Development Center’s (CCDC) Chinatown housing, and invited them to enjoy a day at SF Zoo to check out all snake species at the Zoo in celebration of Year of the Snake.
“We are excited about our partnership with SF Zoo and CCDC in serving the seniors living in the Chinatown neighborhood,” said, Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager. “We not only look forward to celebrating Chinese New Year at SF Zoo with the seniors, we also will be celebrating with the Chinese New Year Parade with them as the parade will go through our parks such as Union Square and Portsmouth square.”
“The San Francisco Zoo is thrilled to invite the CCDC to come see our beautiful animals and enjoy the historic grounds. The San Francisco Chinese community is very important to the Zoo and, based on the record number of people—8,700—who came out to enjoy our Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, it seems the feeling is mutual,” said Tim Wu, SF Zoo Vice President of Philanthropy. “Thank you for being an integral part of the San Francisco Zoo community.”
“Chinatown is the most crowded neighborhood in the city where recreational and open space is in great scarcity. With this Year of the Snake gift from SF Park and Rec and SF Zoo, many of our Chinatown low income seniors will have the opportunity to celebrate the Year of the Snake with a trip to the zoo, and seeing and learning one about one of the important animal in the Chinese Zodiac,” said, Norman Fong, CCDC Executive Director. “We appreciated the generosity and consideration from SF Park and Rec and SF Zoo for brining happiness to many of our seniors in the New Year.”
This is the first year which SF Rec and Park in partnership with SF Zoo give away zoo tickets to Chinatown seniors in celebration of Chinese New Year. In addition, the mission of the San Francisco Zoo is to connect visitors with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action, it is also home to nearly 700 exotic, endangered and rescued animals from all over the world and lovely peaceful gardens full of native and foreign plants.