Etscorn Memorial Garden Path
The Etscorn Memorial Garden, located across from the giraffe yard, offers guests a peaceful spot to rest and enjoy nature. Surrounded by flowering plants and greenery, the garden is the perfect location to sit and reflect.
Make a lasting contribution to the garden and celebrate a friendship, remember a loved one, or commemorate a special event like a wedding, retirement, or birthday with a personalized brick in the meandering pathway. Permanent, sandblasted bricks honor these occasions and enhance the beauty of this serene area.
Two brick sizes are available. The 4×8-inch version can accommodate three lines of text with up to 18 characters per line. A larger, 8×8-inch brick can include up to six lines of text with up to 18 characters per line. Please see the order form for more information or contact Leslie.Wilson@louisvilleky.gov.
With a gift of $2,500 for an existing bench or $5,000 for a new bench, Zoo staff will help you to choose a commemorative bench on the 134-acre Zoo grounds. Benches are strategically placed throughout the Zoo to attract tired visitors by offering them a shady place to rest. A personalized brass plaque will be installed on your bench and remain on Zoo grounds for a minimum of five years. The inscription can contain up to 20 characters and three lines.
In the unlikely event that your bench becomes damaged beyond repair within the first five years, the Zoo will be responsible for its replacement and the replacement of the plaque. Should the bench need replacing after the initial five years, you will have the opportunity to renew your gift for a new bench and plaque.
During times of expansion or construction, your bench may need to be relocated. We will make every effort to place your bench in proximity to its existing location; however final placement decisions rest with the Zoo.
For more information or to order a bench, please contact us at (502) 238-5386.
Any information you provide is for internal use only and will not be sold to or used by other parties.