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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 Bobcat 


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. * Kawartha Wind Symphony                          Small Orchestra Pop Classics

                        & Flutastic - Flute Piano Duo complemented by Bass & percussion

JUNE 9TH.* Dixie Cats
                        Dixieland Classics

JUNE 23rd * Peterborough Concert Band 
Traditional Concert Band

JULY 7TH.* Knight Shift  Big Band Sound 

JULY 21st * Max Mouse and the Gorillas
Country tinged blues, boogie & reggae

AUG. 4TH.* Chic’n Pot Pi
  Jazzin', Swingin', Bloozin'.... 'Original Copies’

AUG. 18th* L’ll Big Band
Big band sound

SEPT. 1st * Donny Woods Band 
                        60’s, 70’s rock & roll, country and blues. 



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.

2019 Riverview Park & 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.


Don't Miss Out! Early Bird registration ends at the end of the day on Tuesday April 30!


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