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Waterloo boasts acres of impressive green space, trails and beautiful scenery that surround our inviting subdivisions and modern uptown core.

Located in the northwest corner of Waterloo, the Laurel Creek Conservation Area is a popular place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. This 293.3 hectare parcel of land offers swimming, windsurfing, rowing, camping, hiking and bird-watching activities, just to name a few. 

The Grand River is a Canadian Heritage River, flowing 300 kilometres through southwestern Ontario from the highlands of Dufferin County to Port Maitland on Lake Erie. This river flows through Waterloo and is a source of outstanding recreational and educational value.

We offer larger parks - such as Bechtel Park, RIM Park and Waterloo Park - with a variety of amenities, as well as smaller neighbourhood ones that are closer to home.

Our trail network, over 150 kilometres long, takes you throughout the city, from uptown Waterloo through parks, woodlands and more.

The City of Waterloo is committed to environmental planning and stewardship. Energy management is a priority for us, which is reflected in our fleet, facilities, practices and projects.

We offer a variety of events, programs and initiatives throughout the year that raise awareness about the environment and foster stewardship.



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