Zoo Master Plan, Exhibit Design and Construction Management

Sequoia Park Zoo Master Plan

The Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, California is implementing its long-term Master Plan that will establish several new and updated animal habitats and immersive learning experiences. Greenway has worked with the Zoo since 2012, providing design and construction management for its renowned Watershed Heroes project.

The next phase of the Zoo Master Plan entails a Canopy Walk through redwood trees and development of a multi-species “Native Predators” exhibit.

Watershed Heroes

The Watershed Heroes project brought new exhibit features – including habitat for river otter, bald eagle and salmon, as well as interactive play areas and learning lab facilities – to the nation’s smallest accredited zoo.

This award-winning project gives visitors an immersive educational experience, highlighting the importance of water and watershed conservation, the value of native species, and the magical synergy between learning and play.

We began this project by leading zoo staff and the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation’s board members through the conceptual design process, including design charrettes, project prioritization, and planning of interpretive elements.

Serving as the Owner Representative for this project, we were heavily involved in each phase, including overseeing design and construction bid processes, facilitating design development, leading the engineering and planning services, and managing construction through project completion.

See more of this project here.

Native Predators and Redwood Canopy Walk

The next phase of the Sequoia Park Zoo’s master plan is its Native Predators exhibit, currently in the design phase. It will include habitats for coyote, mountain lion and bear.

Again providing an immersive experience, a Canopy Walk through the zoo’s redwood trees will take visitors 75-feet in the air overlooking the animal habitats.