Watertown's Thompson Park Zoo and its new director are getting ready for winter but not planning to hibernate when it comes to trying to attract more visitors. Attendance was off this year, but Director John Wright says he wants to boost community support for the privately operated Zoo.
Mr. Wright has made a good impression since his arrival from Mississippi and I am sure will rally the support needed. The Zoo, along with the Park and the city's many recreation programs provide quite a range of activities for families.
I would hope the city's new Recreation Department leadership will work to build synergisms with the Zoo and other private organizations to further improve what is offered.
Watertown Daily Times Watertown zoo director aims to boost community support