Parks! America, Inc. (OTCBB: PRKA), a theme park management, staffing and acquisition company announced today that its Animal Paradise theme park near Springfield, Missouri, has completed substantial restoration work. To mark the occasion, park management held a special park tour for local and regional entertainment and travel media, highlighting the major renovation work of 2008. The company plans to promote the property as a new park in 2009, sharing the name of Wild Animal Safari with the company’s animal theme park in Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Animal Paradise President Jim Meikle said, “The progress is ongoing and we continue to add new animals and exhibits. We have added roughly 300 animals to the original 200 we acquired when we bought the park. Our newest addition is a Liger cub named Levi. We are also constructing a new exhibit to house a rhinoceros, which we expect to arrive this week. We operate narrated tram tours through the 200-acre park, allowing visitors to hand feed free-roaming zebras, oryx, bison, wildebeest, llamas, emus, deer, elk and more. Please see our online photo album of animals and park attractions at www.hawkassociates.com/clients/PRKA_album.cfm?client_id=20
“The company acquired Animal Paradise in early March, and began major renovations to reinvigorate the park. Today our park is open to the public and visitors are enjoying the ability to interact with hundreds of wild animals. In addition to the vast free-roaming area, we have expanded a shady walk-through area with exotic animal exhibits and added an air-conditioned snack bar and family-style gaming arcade to complement our popular petting zoo and go-cart ride, ” Meikle said.
About Parks! America, Inc.
Parks! America, Inc. (PRKA) is a theme park acquisition, management and staffing company based in Santa Monica, Calif. Led by nationally-known amusement park experts and management specialists, PRKA seeks to reinvigorate regional theme parks and family attractions while building profitability through organic growth and a managed roll-up strategy of privately owned parks. The company has two operating divisions: Park Staffing Services provides temporary employees to nationally recognized and regional businesses on a contractual basis and the Theme Park Division, composed of Wild Animal Safari near Atlanta, GA and Animal Paradise near Springfield, MO. For additional information about Parks! America visit: www.weloveparks.com
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For more information contact Ashley Hull at Parks! America, Inc., at 310.450.9100 or Frank Hawkins or Julie Marshall, Hawk Associates, at 305.451.1888, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.