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Riverview Park and Zoo

#1 of 49 things to do in Peterborough Features Animals
1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
+1 705-745-6866
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wonderful place to spend the day and it is free.

Was pleasantly impressed with this facility. The animal enclosures were large and the animals... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jane S
Toronto, Canada
Free zoo

It's the best place to take your kids. It's free! Their playgrounds are big enough and they have a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lindsay, Canada
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55-acre zoo with mini-train rides, an F-86 Sabre Jet, a kid's water play park, many animals, and free admission and parking.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (101 reviews)
“splash pad” (186 reviews)
“picnic area” (21 reviews)
1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
+1 705-745-6866
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was pleasantly impressed with this facility. The animal enclosures were large and the animals seemed well cared for. Lots of picnic facilities and wonderful playground for the children. Signage was very informative. The train is a great idea if you have children. Only $2.00. A...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's the best place to take your kids. It's free! Their playgrounds are big enough and they have a nice splashpad too. There are lots of picnic tables for friends/family gathering. The snack bar is already open and they sell icecream and fries.

Thank RainbowSushi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice ,for a free Zoo it was very nice.I donated 20 $ as they rely on donations.Very nice spot for a picnic or letting your kids play in thier park,also have a splash park which is nice.

Thank jamesmurray41
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good family facility. The animals are well cared for and always available for viewing. We visited during the winter, the train was not running, the concessions were closed as was the water park. We enjoyed our day and will return

Thank Y1260NLcharless
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our two-year old grandson and had a beautiful day at the zoo. Best of all is that it's totally free -except $2 each to ride the mini train. But for a great day, that's a real bargain. The parking is free too. Water...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small zoo on a nice location beside the river. Great place for walking and it's easy to find in the north side of town. It's run by the city and is free of charge.

Thank SLMarket
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo for the entire family. The kids love the train ride and the park. Nice walk and very clean.

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took lots of pictures between showers of the animals that were out, but it is easy to see how good the park is on a warm sunny day....and it's free!

Thank DianeB1714
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's fantastic that Peterborough offers a great place for kids and their families to visit and it's free. The animal exhibits are well maintained. The playgrounds have lots of activities for the kids to play and the splash pad is great during hot summer days....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It really is amazing that this is a free Zoo. Wonderful park, beautiful trail, great playground and splash pad

Thank D P
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Donald S
Are Pets allowed to the zoo?
11 June 2017|
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Response from Andrena F | Reviewed this property |
No they are not permitted
What time is the park closing today
3 September 2016|
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Response from Randy R | Reviewed this property |
They are now on fall times but u can call city of Peterborough for full details
Jim S
Do you rent strollers
20 July 2015|
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Response from Thomas L | Reviewed this property |
As well no strollers to rent but there is a great up todate water park for the wee ones and again no charge