RDC breaks ground on new Heritage Barn

The Riverside Discovery Center today broke ground on a new quarter million dollar Heritage barn. Interim Board President Tony Kaufman says the new facility to be open this spring is the first of three phases of new construction for the zoo.

The Heritage Barn will include six pens for petting zoo animals and heritage breeds plus a classroom that will house approximately 30 mounts from Wildlife World. The RDC already owns donkeys, llamas, and pigs, but hopes to add pgymy goats and other animals to the exhibit.

The 2,700 square foot Heritage Barn will be located on the southeast end of the zoo and will be part of a new pathway that loops through the entire grounds , allowing the public to see more of the zoo and improve traffic flow.

Van Pelt Fencing, Oregon Trail Plumbing and Heating, Bivens Construction and Adams electric have been involved in the prep work.

Kaufman says groundbreaking on a new entrance building is planned for next spring.

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