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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.


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Our favorite attraction, the miniature train ride has provided fun memories for generations of families. The attraction has generated income that sustains the park and zoo operations. The train ride is old and needs to be replaced. We need the help of our community to stay on track!

Help us raise meet our goal by riding the train this summer, topping up your bill at the Kiwanis Snack Bar, making a donation, or climb on board as a sponsor and get your very own dedicate seat on the new locomotive. A memorial or dedication gift, honoring all who love the park and zoo. Limited seats are left on the train: 

We will need the whole community to meet our goal and purchase a new train in 2023. 

Donate today!

Thanks to those already on board: Kiwanis Club of Peterborough, Kawartha Rotary, Knights of Columbus, Ross and Ann Dobbin, Patrick McAuley Group of Relators, Ennismore Pharmacy, Fork in the Road Country Market, House of Scales, Brant Basics, Griffin's Greenhouse.

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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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