Waterloo has been honored nationally as a “Playful City” and for good reason. Waterloo is home to five public parks, totaling more than 150 acres of green space. The parks contain a variety of features including walking trails, ball fields, soccer/football fields, disc golf, a dog park, modern playground equipment, handicap accessible playground equipment, fishing lakes and piers, covered pavilions, barbeque grills, modern restrooms and even a skate park. Waterloo also has four golf courses and a multi-use trails along Rogers Street and Route 3. www.waterlooparkdistrict.org
Koenigsmark Park – 316 N. Library St.
Koenigsmark Park includes a skate park, a roller hockey park, a basketball court and playground. The park district office is also located here.
Konarcik Park – 5303 Konarcik Rd.
Konarcik Park is located off Konarcik Road (Fourth Street) east of Waterloo. The park has an 18-hole disc golf course, a short walking trail, a ball field, two sand volleyball courts, soccer fields and modern playground equipment. There is also an enclosed playground for smaller children. Fishing is allowed in the lake; a fishing license is required.
Six covered pavilions are available for group picnic use. The pavilions have running water and electricity and barbecue pits nearby. These pavilions can be reserved for a nominal fee. There are also multiple restroom facilities located in the park.
Lions Park – Lake Drive
Lions Memorial Park is located off Janice Drive and Lake Drive in the Sunset Acres subdivision. The park has a ball field, soccer field, sand volleyball court, modern playground equipment and a covered pavilion which can be reserved for a nominal fee. A modern bathroom facility is also available in the park.
Lakeview Park – Lakeview Drive
Lakeview Park is located off Lakeview Drive southwest of Waterloo and is composed of about 100 acres. The park has a 2.25-mile paved walking trail, modern playground equipment and three large lakes that are open for fishing. A fishing license is required at the park. There is also a handicap-fishing pier on one of the lakes and a dog park with three fenced in yards.
Two covered pavilions are available for group picnic use. The pavilions have running water and electricity, barbeque pits and restrooms nearby. These pavilions can be reserved for a nominal fee.
William Zimmer Memorial Park – Rogers Street
The William Zimmer Memorial Park contains a modern playground, a handicap accessible swing, a restroom and two covered pavilions that is available for group picnic use. The pavilions have running water and electricity and a barbecue pit nearby. The pavilions can be reserved for a nominal fee.
– Written by Sarah Deutch, City of Waterloo
Local Golf Courses
Annbriar Golf Course
1524 Birdie Ln. • (618) 939-4653
Acorns Golf Links
3933 Ahne Rd. • (618) 939-7800
Mystic Oak Golf Course
643 Ridge Rd. • (618) 939-4646
Waterloo Country Club
(must have membership)
131 Country Club Ln.
Monroe County YMCA
9514 Caring Way, Columbia
Waterloo Sports Association
Waterloo Sportsman’s Club
(must have membership)
4903 Sportsmans Rd.