Potter Park Zoo

Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo became regionalized after a ballot proposal passed to transfer the zoo’s operation and maintenance to Ingham County. The Potter Park Zoo in Lansing is a regional attraction that draws most of its visitors from outside the City of Lansing, including a large number of Ingham County residents.
Potter Park Zoo Sign
Therefore, on April 11, 2006, the Mayor Bernero's Administration submitted a written request to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners for long-term funding for the operational and capital needs of the Potter Park Zoo and Potter Park, specifically requesting that the Board of Commissioners authorize a special property tax millage to be placed on the November 2006 ballot to support the operation of the Potter Park Zoo and Potter Park.