Being vegan at a zoo can be a bit challenging. So we take advantage of the Los Angeles Zoo's policy that allows you to bring in any food or non alcoholic beverage. The Neil Paplano Play Park is the perfect spot to rest and have a picnic. With a good amount of picnic tables, benches, and shade this is the perfect spot to stop and rest your tired legs, fill your hungry bellies, and watch your kids enjoy themselves on this unique play structure. The play structure is built on super bouncy rubber making falls have a bit of a cushion. My daughter (4) always spends a good hour half way between our visit to the zoo at the play park. Making for a nice intermission on hot sunny days or just a nice pit stop to rest before finishing our visit.