Moonridge Zoo Hosts Saturday Events in Coming Weeks: Photography Contest and Bear Country Fair

The Friends of the Moonridge Zoo have two events planned for coming weeks, the first of which is the 3rd annual Photography Contest this Saturday, May 16. Winning photographs from last year’s event are featured in the zoo’s calendar and those who participate this round will be eligible to have their animal pics in the next calendar. The entry … [Read more...]

This Evening’s Recreation and Park District Meeting to Include Field Trip to Pan Hot Springs and Moonridge Animal Park

The Board of Commissioners of the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District will be taking a field trip during this evening’s regular meeting, which begins at 5pm at the Big Bear Senior Center across from Baker Pond. Prior to adjourning the meeting, commissioners will take the new youth bus to Pan Hot Springs, for a mini tour, as well as the … [Read more...]

Friends of the Moonridge Zoo Offer Docent Training; Zoo Update to Be Presented in Thursday Meeting

The Friends of the Moonridge Zoo are inviting the general public to join them for their meeting this evening (April 16), as an update on the new zoo will be presented during the 6pm meeting, to be held at the Park District offices at 41220 Park Avenue in Big Bear Lake. For those interested in being involved at the zoo, Friends of the Moonridge Zoo … [Read more...]

County Supervisors to Review $35,000 in Expenditures at Current Zoo, and Donation of Vehicle for Bear Valley Search and Rescue

There are two Big Bear-specific agenda items on the calendar for today’s San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting, which takes place at 10am in the County Government Center. The first of these items is to approve a vehicle donation to the Bear Valley Search and Rescue Team, as county policy requires Supervisors’ approval of all … [Read more...]

Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District Completes Park Upgrades, and Makes Plans for Soccer Complex, New Zoo, Paradise Park and Concerts at the Beach

The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District has been on a roll as, in just the last two years, each of the district’s seven parks have been opened or renovated, while upgrades have been made to many of their nine Valley-wide facilities. In a presentation before the City Council of Big Bear Lake last night, Rec and Park’s District Manager … [Read more...]

Though Funding on Hold, Plans Continue on Paradise Park Project

Though funding for Paradise Park is on hold, committees from the Big Bear City Community Services District and the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District met this week to discuss their joint project, which is being developed on CSD property with funds available through the park district. According to Lorie Judd, Assistant Regional Manager for … [Read more...]

Zoo Upgrades, Paradise Park Plans to Be Reviewed in Park District Meetings Today

The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District continues with upgrades to the Moonridge Animal Park as the zoo has undergone remodel work, including an updated kitchen, feed storage and maintenance rooms, and medical facilities. The television network Animal Planet’s series “Untamed & Uncut” also made a visit to the zoo, and footage may … [Read more...]