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2019 Regular Events

2019 Special Events

Regular Events

Meet The Keeper is Now Over for the Season - See You This Summer!

Our Meet the Keeper program is now over for the season. Join us weekdays this summer (excluding holidays) at 1:00 pm to learn about our animals and to meet our Animal Care Staff. A different animal is featured each day of the week:


(at the Education Centre 


Meet the Keeper with Sarah


(at the Camel Exhibit)


(at the Meerkat Exhibit)


(at the Porcupine Exhibit)


(Snake Exhibit at the Barn)


Otter Feeding

Boy Watching Otter 

Join us at 1:30 pm 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 ConcertsConcert at the Gazebo

Once again this summer, Riverview Park and Zoo will be hosting free gazebo concerts every other Sunday, beginning at the end of May,  from 3:00 -5:00 pm. We hope to see you there! Weather permitting. 

2019 Concert Schedule

May 26th.     TBA

June 9th.      TBA

June 23rd.    TBA

July 7th.       TBA

July 21st.      TBA

Aug. 4th.       TBA

Aug. 18th.     TBA

Sept. 1st.      TBA



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.

2018 marked the 17th annual PCWF.  Classes learned all about water and experienced our 35 water-themed activity centres. Since its inception, over 17,000 students 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 Fun Run and Walk

      2018 Fun Run - 5k Start


The Fun Run is a great family-friendly event for runners and walkers, children and parents alike. The event will once again feature 5 km and 1 km races/walks. The courses will roam through the Zoo, past the animals, along the beautiful Otonabee River, and through the expansive parkland. This is a fantastic opportunity to get the whole family out for some physical activity, while enjoying a local Peterborough attraction!

Help Support Your Park and Zoo!

This year, proceeds from the Fun Run will be used to support a major renovation, expansion and upgrade of the indoor meerkat exhibit. Work on the project has already begun and you can help make it a great success.


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 Riverview Park and Zoo Logo with Heart

The 2018 Riverview Park and Zoo Fun Run was a huge success! We'd like to thank the more than 300 participants helped to raise $ 10,000 in support of the Park and Zoo. All proceeds from the event go to supporting improvements at the Park and Zoo.

We also like to recognize and thank our generous sponsors of the 2018 Fun Run. Interested in sponsoring the 10th annual Fun Run? Send us your info:


Gold Sponsor

RBC Logo     

  Royal Bank



Silver Sponsors

        Marketing Ink Salti Yoga       Mark's

 LT Event Medical Services       Kyoto Coffee Austin Trophies


Bronze Sponsors

              The Gardener      Lakefield Vision Care

Professional Referral Organization Peterborough Utilities Group


Draw Prize Donors

​Brant Office Supply Holiday Inn Jim's Pizza Kettle Drums Restaurant Runner's Life

Kingdon Timber Mart Meta4 Gallery Metro Grocers Pita Pit Wild Rock Outfitters


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