Lions and Eagles and Bears, Oh My! No tigers here, but a mountain lion, black bear, and a variety of hawks and eagles, as well as other animals, make their home at Fontana Park. The Fontana Park Wildlife Exhibit features animals native to Iowa. Animals in the display include orphaned, injured, or human-raised wildlife that can no longer live in the wild. The conservation board does not actively capture or purchase wild animals for display. All the animals which are housed in the Fontana Park Wildlife Display, with few exceptions, are here because they no longer are able to survive in the wild on their own due to injury or imprinting. Without human care they would perish.
Be sure to time your visit to Fontana Park to also enjoy the Interpretive Nature Center. See the visitor's guide for program information and visiting hours.
Fontana also contains a self-guided woodland trail, a prairie plot, a stream and reservoir. Picnicking and camping are popular at Fontana Park. The shower house and dump station use a unique wetland wastewater treatment system. A wetland boardwalk allows visitors to see the system at work.