City of Waterloo Leisure Services

Waterloo, Iowa

About Waterloo Leisure Services

Waterloo Leisure Services is comprised of the Parks, Golf, Forestry, Sports and Young Arena departments. The Cedar Valley SportsPlex website contains information about local sports and recreation activities. The Young Arena website has information about ice skating, hockey and other arena events.

Mission Statement

The City of Waterloo Leisure Services Commission is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all citizens by providing the best possible recreational activities, special events, facilities, and services that encourage lifelong learning, fitness and fun. The Commission strives to provide an enjoyable outdoor environment with top quality parks, preserves, golf courses, recreational trails, and a healthy urban forest resource.

Board Members

Tom Christensen

Chair 2nd/ 2024

Bob Bamsey


Jessica Rucker


Ellen Vanderloo


Tom Powers

2nd full/ 2026

 Tim Moses

2nd partial/ 2026

Allison Richter


Paul Huting

Leisure Services Director

 Dave Boesen

City Council Liason


We are hiring! Apply today for various temporary positions.

Experience Waterloo

Explore all Waterloo has to offer at the Experience Waterloo website.