Bob Westfall

VP, Park Services at Oakland Zoo


Bob Westfall oversees the Public Safety/Security, Maintenance, Grounds, and Janitorial Departments. As a 25-year veteran of the Zoo, he has contributed to many Zoo projects and improvements through his extensive background in Park Safety, Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Contract Security, and Operations Management.

Bob’s focus is squarely on maintaining the Zoo's reputation as a safe environment for its guests and their families. To achieve this, Bob works with employees to deepen employee professionalism and service excellence. In his previous roles with Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation, Oakland Police Department and Children’s Fairyland on Lake Merritt, he honed the skills that bring the joy of the Zoo and security for all members of the Oakland community together.


  • VP, Park Services

    Current role

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