All about the Staten Island Zoo:
The Staten Island Zoo is an 8 acre suburban zoo in the West New Brighton section of Staten Island. The zoo is open all year, with the exception of Christmas, New Year's Day and Thanksgiving. The Staten Island Zoo (also known as Barrett Park) can be traced back to three Staten Island War Heroes; Major Clarence Barrett, Colonel Richard Penn Smith, and Colonel Edward Harden. In the 1800, this area was home to many high ranking military officers who owned stately estates on Clove Road such as Colonel Smith and Colonel Harden.
The Staten Island Zoo was built on the grounds of Colonel Edward Harden. Colonel Harden and his wife Julia moved into 614 Broadway on Staten Island in 1908, where they resided in what would…
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