Hillcrest Park Zoo (operated by the City of Clovis)
Providing Family Fun Since the 1930s
Hillcrest Park Zoo is a zoological park located within Hillcrest Park. We have been in operation since the 1930s, and in this particular location since the 1950s. Our park is located amongst the Hillcrest Splash Pad, Sunken Gardens, soccer fields and several pieces of playground equipment.
Our park provides a wholesome, educational and unique experience for both children and adults – making it perfect for a family outing. We are proud to be a favorite New Mexico attraction and offer visitors the chance to see many different wild animals including a Bengal tiger, giraffes, reptiles, primates and more.
Planning Your Visit
Our gift shop is located at the ground’s main entrance and features unique mementos, one-of-a-kind souvenirs and a 4-pattern penny smasher to help visitors commemorate their trip to the park.
Our grounds are 100% stair-free and we offer handicapped accessible restrooms. We have wheelchairs available for guests free of charge and also offer Radio Flyer 2-seat wagons for rent at $5.00/each.
Ages 2 and under: free
Ages 3 to 11: $2.00
Ages 12 to adult: $4.00
Seniors (over 60): $3.00
Military discount of $.50 off per person (with ID)
Group rate of $1.00 per person with reservation
(applies to recognized educational and scout groups)
Family membership: $60.00/year
Single membership: $30.00/year
Hours of Operation:
The park is open Tuesday – Sunday year round, except for on City of Clovis observed holidays.
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the admission gate is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and grounds are cleared by 5:00 pm.
For June, July and August, the admission gate is open from 9:00 am to 5;00 pm, and grounds are cleared by 6;00 pm.