Yup, we got a zoo. You really must visit Mr. Polar Bear and watch him swim, or visit the ark with your kids. There are birds, bears and a jungle. The kids part of the zoo is great for a Sunday Afternoon. You just have to visit the penguins on a hot summer day for instant cool off.
Got to love walking through the park as well, with the sidewalk minstrals still a part of the summer scenery. But it's the animals that you would not expect to see in an urban landscape that really tickles the visitor here.
Well worth the extra time to wander through and enjoy. Yea, there is parking but don't count on it. Weekends can get packed.