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August saw San Bernardino County’s Big Bear Alpine Zoo welcome their newest ambassadors, Maverick and Midas. Both are male Golden Eagles. Maverick was injured, most likely a vehicle strike and the bones in his wings did not heal properly. Because of this permanent injury he is no longer able to

On August 17th, 2022, the concrete walkway was poured around the new Bathroom/Snack bar addition completing the final step to construction of the most recent improvement to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. The project consisted of two phases, phase one included the relocation of utilities and prepping the pad for

When the schools let out for the Summer, parents and their children look to the Big Bear Park and Recreation District for their summer entertainment needs. By enrolling in the fun and safe activities the district provides to the community, kids stay busy with multiple options to choose from. This

The relocation of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo to the bigger and better facility included many improvements for staff to provide better care to the animals and give patrons a more enjoyable experience when visiting the Zoo. One downside was the site contained only one mature existing tree. Since the

An estimated 200 kids showed up throughout the day for an Easter egg hunt at Ski Beach Park in Big Bear. On April 1st, staff from Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District (BBVRPD) began planning an Easter Egg hunt program for the local community for Saturday April 16th. With

On April 26th, 2022 improvements were completed on the pathway from the Zoo parking lot to the front entrance. Earlier this year, County employees from Risk Management and the Big Bear Alpine Zoo identified ways to improve the customer experience and produced a list of suggested improvements. The main path

The Park District recently completed projects at the zoo furthering its growth as a one-of-a-kind facility. Using recently donated dental equipment, major dental exams were performed on all three Grizzly bears for the first time ever! A special thank you to Dr. Peter Ferman for the donation! The exterior fence

The Park District operates the Beyond the Bell afterschool program in partnership with the Big Bear School District. In August 2021, the school district relocated the program to Baldwin Lane elementary school leaving the 5 year old playground behind. Moving the playground to nearby Sugarloaf Park made for a perfect

The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District staff spent considerable time thinking of different ways to increase the community’s enjoyment and use of the Erwin Lake Park. Our staff used their unique skills to build a new book share “library” which community members can participate in. We look forward