Peterborough Utilities Services Inc.

Service: Riverview Park and Zoo

Description (Service) * 27 zoo exhibits with over 150 species such as yaks, camels, reindeer, Sichuan takins, bobcat, squirrel monkeys, lemurs, snakes, farm animals, emu, wallaby, tropical birds, and more. The park covers 65.5 acres and has the largest and most diversified playground in the city including equipment for physically challenged children. 
* Other park features include a water splash pad, disc (frisbee) "golf" course, numerous floral gardens, water conservation demonstration garden, and snack bar (seasonal). A miniature train ride for children and adults runs from Victoria Day weekend until Labour Day weekend at a nominal ticket price. There is a large parkland area beside the Otonabee River for picnics and relaxation. Admission and parking are free. 
* Provides income tax receipts to 'adopt' (sponsor) various animals including: bobcat, python, pot bellied pig, emu, squirrel monkey, meerkat, ruffed lemur, yak, reindeer, serval, Sichuan takinr, farm goat, macaw, swan, wallaby, donkey, Barbary sheep, river otter, and camel. 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 8:30 - Dusk Every Day.
Dates All Year
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 Along West bank of Otonabee River, South of Trent University Campus
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
1230 Water St N
Peterborough, ON K9H 7G4
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Intersection Water St N - Carnegie Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-745-6866
Fax 705-745-6866
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Primary Contact Jim Moloney, Manager & Curator; Phone: 705-748-9300 ext 2331; Email:
Alternate Contact Steve Thexton, Park and Zoo Supervisor; Phone: 705-748-9300 ext 2345; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 4125 
Stn Main 
Peterborough, ON K9J 6Z5