There are many excellent parks in the Waterloo area.|
The Garman Nature Preserve is a county park located on Fox Lane. Amenities include a wooded area with invesive species, groomed mulch walking paths, entry sign, interpretive signage, Indian Mounds and eight car paved parking lot. Future nature trails are planned.
Heritage Hills Park is located at Birch Street and Hickory Lane. It is open lawn practice fields surrounded by residential development and agricultural fields. Informal baseball back stops, 1 or 2 off street parking spaces. Children use it for football practices.
Waterloo Regional Trailhead is located at Knowlton Street and McKay Way. Amenities at Waterloo Regional Trailhead include a Community building that will be opening in December of 2013, a multi-use, paved path encircling the park , a picnic area, native plantings, and a paved parking area. Waterloo Regional Trailhead will have a full-time program director to lead educational programming. A future hiking trail will connect the Waterloo Regional Trailhead to the Garman Nature Preserve, a natural playground is planned, and the Waterloo Regional Trailhead will be incorporated into a regional system of cycling trails included in 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 to Firemen's Park and the Youth Center.
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Firemen's Park is 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: 1911 C.W. Parker Carousel (which is currently under construction), baseball and softball diamonds, field 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.
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