Since 1977, Hemker Park & Zoo has turned into something special. Have a look back at our past and see just how we've grown.
12/31/76Joan and Mark Hemker start Hemker Game Farm with their first collection of Waterfowl
12/31/79Hemker Game Farm acquires its first pair of Whitetail deer and Black Bear.
12/31/84Hemker Game Farm adds Pronghorn Antelope and first pair of Reindeer
12/31/93Hemker Wildlife Park opens to the public for the first time.
12/31/99Hemker Wildlife Park added new exhibits such as their African Safari land.
12/31/05Mark Hemker passes away. His family makes the unanimous decision to continue on with the park being opened to the public.
12/31/07Hemker Wildlife Park becomes Hemker Park & Zoo. The zoo adds a new picnic area. They also added a farm petting area.
12/31/09The penguins return.
12/31/11Hemker Park & Zoo celebrates 35 years with the arrival of a pair of rare New Guinea Singing Dogs - Gus and Lucy.