There are many excellent parks in the Waterloo area.

The Future of Firemen's Park.  Located east of North Monroe Street and north of Boorman Street. The Park is accessible from the west via Dickenson Street and from the south via Hendricks Street.

Amenities at the Park include: the 1911 C.W. Parker Carousel, baseball and softball diamonds, fields for soccer and football, nine-hole disc golf course, concession stands, playground equipment, pavilions and an asphalt path. Events such as Memorial Day, the Fourth of July celebration and fireworks and the Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt (Saturday before Easter) are held in the Park.

The Future of Firemen's Park -- Background Information

1. Trustees' Revenues & Expenses
2013/2014 Park financial information assembled using figures from Firemen's Park Trustee Treasurer
City of Waterloo tax dollars transferred to Trustees (1982-2015)
• "Shoe-Factory Fund" Trustees' Capital Reserve balance as of 10/15/2015 -> $22,777.38
• Trustees' Checking Account balance as of 8/31/2015 -> $10,597.50

2. Notes and Park Operation Examples 
Chris Abell August 28th Email on "Plan B"
2009 Survey of Park Operations - 7 Similar Communities
2015-2017 City - Park Trustees Management Agreement
City of Lake Mills and Herings Enterprises LLC
Village of Deerfield notes

3. Facility Rental Rates
Firemen's Park Trustees' Rental Rates
City of Columbus Pavilion Rental Rates

Learn more about Firemen's Park.



Waterloo Regional Trailhead is located at 760 McKay Way. Amenities at the Waterloo Regional Trailhead include: an interpretive center that opened on December 14, 2013; a multi-use, paved path encircling the park; covered pavilion with picnic tables; native plantings; and a paved parking lot. The Waterloo Regional Trailhead hosts a variety of educational programs and public events. A hiking trail connects the Trailhead to Garman Nature Preserve and the trail head is incorporated into a regional system of recreation trails promoted by the Glacial Heritage Area.

Morrison Field is located on Minnetonka Way. It open lawn park space with on street parking and a small parking lot.

Veterans Memorial Park is centrally located downtown. Amenities include a gathering space with a covered performance stage, refurbished Maunesha Business Center, war memorial, limestone clad seat walls, water fountain and ornamental plantings. The Waterloo City Band gives several summer concerts at the covered performance stage.

Youker Park is located at Mill Street. It is a prairie area with a bike path and a bridge connecting from Mill Street to Firemen's Park.