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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.


News and Special Events

Zoo and Solar Honey:

Peterborough Utilities partnered with Forster Apiary to supply honeybee hives at the Riverview Park and Zoo and Lily Lake Solar Farm. A healthy bee population is important to pollinate plants and sustain ecosystems.

This past year there were 20 beehives at the solar farm and 10 at the zoo. The beekeeper collected more than 2,500 kg of honey! 

All proceeds from the sale of the wildflower honey goes to support the care of animals and improvements to exhibits and holdings.

Thank you to Peterborough Utilities Inc. and all who supported this sale for your generousity.

Virtual Fun Run and Walk 2020

The annual Fun Run and Walk is a vital fundraiser for Riverview Park & Zoo. This year, the community raised more than $3,500 towards the enhancement of the indoor cat holding, home for our servals and lynx with our virtual run and walk. Thanks to all the participants and sponsors and volunteers who made it happen.

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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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