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We are a unique facility offering attractions to people of all ages. Located just north of downtown 
Peterborough, Riverview Park and Zoo is a fabulous place to enjoy a leisurely stroll in a peaceful and
tranquil setting while experiencing the natural beauty of Peterborough.

We are Canada's only free-admission accredited zoo. Donations make us possible.

Our summer operating season kicks off this weekend!

News and Special Events

This Victoria Day weekend marks the kick off of the summer operating season and the return of your favorite summer activities and amenities!  

Stop by the Gazebo park on Saturday between 2:00-4:00PM when local band Fyd-L-Styx will be entertaining us with some traditional fiddling music, including Scottish and Irish folk songs. Remember to mark your calendars that our bi-weekly Summer Concert Series returns next Sunday!

A reminder that our miniature train ride and splash pad are only operational both weather and maintenance permitting. Unfortunately, the splash pad will not be available this weekend, but we are busy inspecting the train and hoping for sunshine over the holiday weekend. *We always recommend visiting our website in advance of your trip to the zoo for any news alert banners to be posted.

Please note that the snack bar will be unavailable for the 2024 season but vending machines can be found throughout the park as well as water bottle filling stations.

Our covered picnic shelters located in the lower level of the park are available for use, however typically reserved in advance by City of Peterborough residents on the weekends. We encourage everyone to make use of the many first serve picnic tables found throughout the grounds to enjoy your litter-less lunch or dinner.

Don't forget that our 13th Annual Fun Run and Walk fundraiser is fast approaching!  Join us on Saturday, June 29 in support of improvements to our aviaries exhibits. Both 1K and 5K courses are available that loop throughout the park and zoo grounds. Medals to be handed out to all participants with prizes for the top three fundraisers. Register ahead of June 1 for discounted pricing!

Riverview Park and Zoo is proud to be Canada's only FREE accredited zoo, open daily from 8:30AM until dusk all year round. We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Riverview Park and Zoo Team

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About Riverview Park & Zoo

We are proud to be the only free admission accredited zoo in Canada. Operated as a department of Peterborough Utilities Commission since 1933.

Advancement and growth has been made possible through generous donations and support from community members, local businesses and visitors.

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