Parks

Parks, trails and playgrounds are open. You can now rent outdoor park spaces such as picnic areas and sports fields.

Public washrooms are open - find hours and locations.

Learn about other changes to city services on our COVID-19 response page

Waterloo Park

Known as the jewel of the city, Waterloo Park has an animal farm, splashpad, picnic areas, sport fields, playgrounds and more.

Bechtel Park

A large park on the city’s east side, Bechtel has an indoor fieldhouse, soccer and baseball fields, a dog park and more.

Hillside Park

Hillside is a popular place for baseball games and tournaments, and to explore walking trails.

Westmount Sports Park

One of Waterloo’s newest parks, Westmount has grass sports fields, an interactive play area and trails.

Park directory

Information on small and medium-sized parks, forested areas and environmental reserves.

Permits for working in parks

Find requirements, fees and application details for park access permits, and how to undertake work on easement lands.

Parks dedication program

Dedicate a place of significance in one of Waterloo's parks in honour of someone important to you.

Dog parks and waste containers

The city has a leash-free dog park at Bechtel Park. Special dog waste containers are available in several parks.