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2017 Regular Events

2017 Special Events

Regular Events

Meet The Keeper - See you in Summer 2017!

Our Meet the Keeper program has ended for 2016 and will return in the summer of 2017.

A different animal is featured each day of the week. Learn about our snakes, tortoises, lemurs and our bobcat.


(at Education Centre)



(Lemur Exhibit)


(Bobcat Exhibit)


(Meerkat Exhibit)


(at Barn)

Otter_Feeding2Otter Feeding

Join us at 1:00pm for a chance to see Splish up close and to meet one of our animal care staff while we feed him his afternoon treats.




 Sunday Afternoon Concerts

Join us next summer from 3:00-5:00pm on Sunday summer afternoons for our free open-air concerts at the Gazebo. Bring a lawn chair and listen to local musicians play in our beautiful park setting.

Look for the 2017 Concert Schedule in the Spring

Concert at the Gazebo                         



Special Events

Peterborough Children's Water Festival

The Peterborough Children's Water Festival (PCWF) is a community event held at the Riverview Park and Zoo.  Through interactive activity centres students in grades 2 to 5 learn the importance of our most valuable resource - water.  Indirectly, PCWFLogo2011teachers, adults and high school volunteers are also exposed to messages of water protection and conservation for future generations and environmental health.

The festival revolves around a variety of stimulating and fun activities supported by the expertise of educators, water quality and quantity specialists, community volunteers, conservation groups, industry and government.

2016 marked the 15th annual PCWF.  Classes learned all about water and experienced our 35 water-themed activity centres. Since its inception, over 15,000 students and 2,950 teachers and parent helpers have attended the festival.

The festival is organized and overseen by a dedicated Steering Committee that has adopted the "Children's Water Festival" model of fostering awareness of our youth.  It educates others about the importance of water and the need to ensure high quality water resources for future generations and the health of our environment.

Riverview Park and Zoo (Peterborough Zoo) Fun Run

2015 Fun Run Kids      2016 Fun Run 5k Runners

Come out on Saturday June 3 and show your support of the Park and Zoo by participating in the 2017 Riverview Park and Zoo (Peterborough Zoo) Fun Run. This is an all-ages family-friendly event with a 1k kids run and a 5k run/walk and all proceeds go to supporting the Park and Zoo.The course will weave through the zoo and over our expansive parkland. Help support the Park and Zoo while getting in your morning walk or run! 


Race Info:
- This is a fun run/walk and is not a competitive event.
- Advance registration is recommended and includes a race kit with a run shirt.
- The early bird registration rates are $20 / 1k Kids Run & $ 30 / 5k Run Walk. Early bird registration ends on May 21.
- Registration after May 21 is $25 / 1k Kids Run & $ 40 / 5k Run Walk.
- Registration will also be available starting at 8:00 am on race day but only a limited number of race kits/shirts will be available for late registrants.
- Planned start times are 9:00 am for the 1k Kids Run and 9:15 am for the 5k Run/Walk.

More information and online registration here: Race Info and Registration



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