These photos represent some of the blight surrounding the Jackson Zoo. The park is located at 2918 W. Capitol St., in West Jackson.
Many visitors say they love the park, but decry its surroundings.
According to one study, potential donors are unwilling to invest in the park at its current location, in part, due to the zoo's surroundings.
All properties shown are located on Capitol Street, between the zoo entrance and the I-220 exit.