Then and Now: What the Washington Park Zoo looks like today

Not too long ago, I visited Washington Park in Milwaukee to see what’s left of the old zoo. It was abandoned in 1960, when Milwaukee County opened a new zoo on Bluemound Road.

But Washington Park is still there, at the corner of 47th and Vliet streets, and the southwest corner of the park, where the zoo once stood, will reveal a few secrets–if you know where to look. (Thanks to the Milwaukee County Zoo library and archives for the black & white photos.)