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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)


Meet the Keeper with Sarah


(Lemur Exhibit)


(Bobcat Exhibit)


(Meerkat Exhibit)


(at Barn)

Otter Feeding

Boy Watching Otter 

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


 Sunday Afternoon Concerts

Once again this Summer, Riverview Park and Zoo will be hosting gazebo concerts every other Sunday beginning May 28th from 3:00 -5:00 pm. We hope to see you there! Weather permitting. See below for details...

June 11th - CLOSE ENUFF' (Pop/Classic Rock)
June 25th - TREFOIL (Jazz/Pop/Swing/Classics)
July 9th - FOUR FRONT (Pop/Rock Favourites (With Terry Finn))
July 23rd - H.B.H. (Classic Blues Band)
August 6th - PETERBOROUGH CONCERT BAND (Traditional Concert Band)
August 20th - DIXIE CATS (Dixieland Classics)
September 3rd - KNIGHT SHIFT (Big Band Sound)

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.
- The early bird registration has now ended. You can register in person daily at Guest Services (9 am - 4 pm), on the evenings of June 1 & 2 (until 8 pm) and on race day (starting at 8 am).

- Registration is $25 for the 1k Kids Run and $ 40 for the 5k Run Walk.
- Please Note: a limited number of race kits/shirts are available for those registering after May 21.

- Planned start times are 9:00 am for the 1k Kids Run and 9:15 am for the 5k Run/Walk.


2017 Car Show Logo


Riverview Park and Zoo Father's Day Car Show

What are you doing for Father's Day? Hopefully your plans will include checking out the Riverview Park and Zoo's annual Father's Day Car Show! This Father's Day, Sunday June 18th from 8am to 3pm, you will have the chance to look at some of the coolest cars in the Kawarthas. Vote on your favourites or enter your own car in the competition to see if it can compete!

The Father's Day Car Show will take place at the Park and Zoo and will showcase dozens of cars of all makes, models, and years. Drinks and BBQ food will be available along with some neat merchandise, and door prizes will be given out to lucky guests. General admission is free!

Cobra Mustang at Riverview Park and Zoo 

For more info about the Car Show, please phone us at (705) 748-9301 ext. 2337 or email us at

We hope to see you there!

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