The Board of Directors of the Micke Grove Zoological Society has announced the donation of $24,000 to the Leadership Stockton Class of 2020 to support their class project: The Revitalized and Reshaping of the Amphitheatre at Micke Grove Zoo.

The Amphitheatre will be used as an educational center for children, as well as hosting birthday parties and school field trips. It is located on the premises of Micke Grove Zoo. This Leadership Stockton project was built with support from the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, Diede Construction and many community members. With the funding from the Micke Grove Zoological Society, the Leadership Stockton Class of 2020 was able to complete the project. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at a later date.

“We are excited that Leadership Stockton Class of 2020 undertook this project to enhance experiences for San Joaquin County residents and visitors,” states Linda Jimenez, President of the MGZS Board of Directors. “Their vision and dedication for the Amphitheatre aligns perfectly with the mission of the Zoological Society. Our board is passionate about the importance of having a quality zoo for the community, and is proud to help Leadership Stockton complete this important project.”

The Micke Grove Zoological Society is a non-profit 501c3 corporation, governed by a group of volunteer-directors, giving their time and efforts to assist in raising funds, promoting education and assisting zoos, including the Micke Grove Zoo. 

Leadership Stockton is a program designed to inspire a new generation of men and women ready to assume leadership roles in the community. It challenges and prepares individuals from diverse backgrounds to become influential in the region’s uture.