Peterborough Utilities Services Inc

Site: Riverview Park and Zoo

Record #: PET0663
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 30 Nov 2021


Description (Service) COVID19 Some ammenities/attractions are temporarily closed. Visit website for updated information. Outdoor zoo area, playground, and park trails are open

Regular Service
27 zoo exhibits with over 150 species such as yaks, camels, reindeer, Sichuan takins, squirrel monkeys, lemurs, snakes, farm animals, emu, wallaby, tropical birds, and more. The park covers 65.5 acres with playground equipment for physically challenged children.
  • Other park features include a water splash pad, disc (frisbee) golf course, floral gardens, water conservation demonstration garden, and snack bar (seasonal), miniature train ride for children and adults for a nominal ticket price, picnic area. Admission and parking are free.
  • Provides income tax receipts to 'adopt' (sponsor) various animals. Annual adoption fees run from $100-$300 depending on the animal adopted. Adoptions can be given as a gift - a certificate is provided.

Service Details

Hours COVID19 Some ammenities/attractions are temporarily closed

8:30 am-Dusk every day
Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates Train rides: Victoria Day weekend-Labour Day weekend
Areas Served Peterborough
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application required.
Languages English
Fees Service - train ride tickets are purchased at time of boarding

Address and Location

Site Location Cross street: Water St N and Carnegie Ave ; Peterborough Utilities Services Inc Office: 1230 Water St N, Peterborough
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
Main Entrance to Park and Zoo, 1300 Water St N
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H 7G4
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Intersection Water St N and Carnegie Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-745-9301, ext 2304
Fax 705-745-6866
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Primary Contact Jim Moloney, Manager & Curator; Phone: 705-748-9301 ext 2331; Email:
Alternate Contact Matt Dixon, Park and Zoo Supervisor; Phone: 705-748-9301 ext 2337; Email:
Mailing Address Stn Main, PO Box 4125 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9J 6Z5

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