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News at the Park and Zoo

Keep up-to-date with all the new and exciting events at the Riverview Park & Zoo! We are constantly changing and improving what we offer to the public.  Any notices about changes will be posted here.



The Bondar Challenge

Riverview Park and Zoo and Otonabee Conservation are excited to present the renowned Bondar Challenge once again this summer. Developed by The Roberta Bondar Foundation, the Bondar Challenge is a unique experiential program that helps children make a connection to nature through the art of photography. Click for more info> Education Programs

 Student Taking Photograph

2018 Riverview Park and Zoo Fun Run

Join us for the 2018 Riverview Park and 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. Click for more info> Events

We're also currently looking for volunteers to help organize the run. For more info please contact us at

2016 Fun Run 5k Runners



2018 Rotary Homeschool Qualifying Spelling Bee

The Peterborough Rotary club and Riverview Park and Zoo are pleased to present the 2018 Rotary Homeschool Qualifying Spelling Bee on Monday April 23rd. This qualifying event for the Rotary Spelling Bee is for local homeschool students.

Event details:
2018 Rotary Homeschool Qualifying Spelling Bee
Two Categories: Grades 4-6 and Grades 7&8
Monday April 23, 9:30 am
Rotary Education Centre at Riverview Park and Zoo
(just inside the main gates to the zoo)
1300 Water Street North
Peterborough, ON

Pre-Registration is required (registration closes on Thursday April 19). Participants can park in the main parking lot.

To register to contact Jim Moloney
at or
(705) 748-9301 ext. 2331

Rotary Spelling Bee

Photo Credit Jamie Steel/Peterborough This Week