The Serenity Park Parrot Sanctuary is a very special place. Here abused and mistreated parrots are taken to receive better treatment and to lead a better life. The people who look after them have had their troubles too. They are all Veterans of American conflicts, the majority of whom have suffered through post traumatic stress, drug and alcohol abuse and/or homelessness. Their jobs here are meant as a form of therapy; they learn to rejoin the workforce and overcome their problems while earning a salary and benefiting from real job experience. Plus the birds get a nice comfortable home and more food than they can eat; so everybody wins!
Things to Do
- On a visit here you can see macaws, cockatoos, African greys, parakeets and much more. They often make funny subject to watch as each has their own definite personality while of course others can sing, talk and mimic human speech. Veterans are regularly on hand taking care of the birds, cleaning their quarters or preparing their food. If you have any questions be sure to ask them, they should be happy to help!
Serenity Park Parrot Sanctuary Insider Tips
- The Sanctuary's regular public opening hours are Monday to Friday. Although they do not open on the weekends it is possible to organize visits by appointment for Saturdays and Sundays and during holidays when the Sanctuary is otherwise closed.
- On Thursdays from 12 p.m to 6 p.m there is a farmer's market right by the Sanctuary. Here you can pick up a great range of fresh produce either before or after you visit the birdies.