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Riverview Park and Zoo

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#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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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 yesterday
RainbowSushi
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Lindsay, Canada
Zoo day

Very nice ,for a free Zoo it was very nice.I donated 20 $ as they rely on donations.Very nice spot... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jamesmurray41
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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)
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1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

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 5 days 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 6 days 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 3 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Greatest free entertainment around. A wonderful intro to many different forms of wild life while the kids enjoy the splash park lay grounds tube slide and picnic area. If that is not enough you can go to the lower level and do some fishing.

Thank william h
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Donald S
Are Pets allowed to the zoo?
10 June 2017|
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Response from Andrena F | Reviewed this property |
No they are not permitted
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hss31
What time is the park closing today
2 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
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Jim S
Do you rent strollers
19 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
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