Who Are We?
the late 1970's and early 1980's, a small group of people became
very involved with Oxbow Park. These folks shared a common love of
the outdoors and nature, and took advantage of all that this
relatively new county park had to offer. Almost immediately, these
pioneers had a vision for how they could influence, support and
provide services for the park.
to become a Member of Friends of Oxbow? Want to make a
donation to one of our many projects?
Folllow the link below. Print out the application.
Fill it in and then mail it to the address provided along with your
The idea of a new park for Olmsted County was fostered by the Olmsted
County Park Board and residents of the park area. The initial 465 acres
of land were purchased in 1967.
The Oxbow Park Zollman Zoo displays only native Minnesota wildlife. Park
staff and Friends members are proud to house these animals in exhibits
that are humane and fiscally prudent, but also stimulate lifelong
interest and learning in our visitors. Our "Wildcat Exhibit" has
been completed and the cats are on display for your enjoyment.
Animals Depend On
Now you can ADOPT your
favorite Zollman Zoo animal for a year.
Everyone can adopt, simply
fill out the ADOPT
application and send it to the mailing address