County to hold public meeting to discuss proposed amphitheater

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed amphitheater at the Turtle Back Zoo on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Essex County Police Academy, 250 Grove Ave. in Cedar Grove.

Essex County is proposing to construct a 500-seat outdoor classroom, to be known as the Conservation Pavilion. Located between the Giraffe Exhibit and the Shores of Africa Exhibit, the pavilion will benefit the education and conservation programming offered at Turtle Back Zoo, according to the county; currently, capacity for children to see the animal presentations is limited to about 120 children.