Host Your Next Community Event At John Ball Zoo!

John Ball Zoo is the perfect place to host events from weddings to high school reunions. Whether it’s a simple picnic in the park or an elegantly catered meal at one of our venues, your guests will be amazed!

Need ideas? Here are a few examples of community events that you can host at John Ball Zoo:

  • Class Reunions
  • Graduation Parties
  • Family Reunions
  • Fundraisers
  • Proms
  • Quinceaneras
  • Retirement Parties
  • Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions

Picnics And Park Reservations

Reserved Park picnic areas are available. You can check availability and reserve one of the 7 different picnic areas in John Ball Park through our web store. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

If you have additional questions, please inquire at or call 616-336-4301 ext 4001

Picnic Acre and Entry Valley

Fulton View

Hilltop Pavilion

Pond Pavilion

The Grove

Valley View West

Valley View East