Please be aware that there is a MAJOR event happening in Druid Hill Park on Saturday, June 17th, and Sunday, June 18th. The event is AFRAM Festival. Due to road closures and congestion, please be aware of the following changes to the recommended directions to the Zoo for this weekend.

  • Many entrances to the park will be closed to vehicle traffic on Saturday and Sunday, however, the Greenspring Avenue parking lot entrance will remain open to Zoo guests. We recommend using this entrance. Please also allow additional time to your travel as we expect both the park and Greenspring Zoo entrance to be congested.
  • The major event in Druid Hill Park will be charging for parking. In order to ensure the Zoo’s parking lot has spaces available for Zoo guests, on this weekend ONLY, Zoo visitors will be asked to follow the detour routes recommended below in order to avoid getting charged $5 for parking by park event staff. As a consideration, adult and senior tickets are discounted an additional $2 for that weekend only. The discount is already applied online for June 17 and 18.

Zoo guests should enter via Greenspring Avenue to access the Zoo parking lot. Other access points will be completely blocked.

Detour Route:

Route A (suggested):

  • I-83 to Exit 9B – Coldspring Lane West
  • Follow Coldspring Lane approximately 0.6 miles to the traffic light at Greenspring Avenue
  • Turn LEFT onto Greenspring Avenue
  • Follow Greenspring Avenue approximately 1.3 miles
  • Go straight at the corner of Greenspring Avenue and Druid Park Lake Drive to enter Druid Hill Park
  • Follow the road and turn left at the 4th road (Beechwood Drive) to enter the Zoo parking lot

Route B (likely to be heavily congested):

  • Take I-83 to Exit 7 (West) – Druid Park Lake Drive
  • Follow Druid Park Lake Drive approximately 1.3 miles
  • The right lane prior to Gwynn’s Falls Parkway may be congested due to event parking
  • Turn RIGHT onto Greenspring Avenue at the light after Gwynn’s Falls Parkway
  • Follow Greenspring Avenue for approximately 0.3 miles
  • Turn RIGHT onto Beachwood Drive to enter the Zoo parking lot

Thank you for your patience as we do not control events taking place in the Park.