Parks! America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the business of acquiring, developing and operating local and regional theme parks and attractions in the United States. The company owns and operates two regional theme parks. The company’s wholly owned subsidiaries are Wild Animal Safari, Inc., a Georgia corporation (Wild Animal – Georgia) and Wild Animal, Inc., a Missouri corporation (Wild Animal – Missouri). Wild Animal – Georgia owns and operates the Wild Animal Safari theme park in Pine Mountain, Georgia (the ‘Georgia Park’). Wild Animal – Missouri owns and operates the Wild Animal Safari theme park located in Strafford, Missouri (the ‘Missouri Park’). Georgia Park The company’s Georgia Park is situated within a 200-acre portion of a 500-acre plot, which is owned by Wild Animal – Georgia, located 75 miles southwest of Atlanta. The company’s Georgia Park includes a drive-through animal viewing area. It is home to approximately 600 animals, birds and reptiles, including approximately 65 species. Also within the company’s Georgia Park is its reptile house, located next to its petting zoo, featuring reptiles from various continents. In addition to the animal environments, the company’s Georgia Park contains a gift shop, a restaurant and ice cream parlor, an arcade, a picnic and group recreation area, lakes and a pavilion. The company sells food and beverages in its restaurant, and gift items from the gift shop to include shirts and hats, specialty items, educational books and toys about animals of the world, other toys, authentic gifts from various continents (ostrich eggs, hides, and skins) and other family oriented items. Missouri Park The company’s Missouri Park is situated in Strafford, Missouri on 255 acres of land located 12 miles east of Springfield and 45 miles north of Branson. The company’s Missouri Park is a drive-through wild animal park with 5-mile course permitting access to approximately 600 animals, birds and reptiles, including approximately 65 species. In addition, the company’s Missouri Park offers a gift shop, a food and beverage area, and a petting zoo. During 2013, the company opened a reptile house within the more traditional zoo-like area of the company’s Missouri Park, featuring reptiles from various continents. During 2015, the company completed the installation of five amusement park ‘kiddie’ rides at its Missouri Park. These rides are targeted toward families with children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. Competition The company competes with Callaway Gardens.
parks! america inc (PRKA:OTC US)
1300 Oak Grove Road
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
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