DES MOINES, Iowa - There's a new 10,000 square foot event center at Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines.
The Holmes Foster Event Center replaces the old Zoo-Plex, and can host everything from indoor sports to weddings and reunions.
A nine-hole mini-golf course being set up in the new center, and will be free with general admission to the zoo.
The facility is capable of seating 350 people at a round table setting, and about 500 people in a theater style arrangement.
“Blank Park Zoo adds a unique element to an event, making it a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Kevin Prust, director emeritus of the Blank Park Zoo board. “The Holmes Foster Event Center will make an impact because it offers a special space for a combination of the Zoo experience and private events that enhances the gatherings of friends and families.”
The event center is named in memory of Holmes Foster, a longtime supporter of Blank Park Zoo.
(Image provided by Blank Park Zoo)