Waterloo Leisure Services

Dedicated to improving your life

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.


Tobacco and Nicotine Free Parks

tobacco free (002)Tobacco and nicotine use in the proximity of children and adults engaging in or watching outdoor recreational activities at City owned or operated parks and recreational facilities is detrimental to their health and can be offensive to those using such facilities.

In addition to the regulations of the Iowa Smokefree Air Act, tobacco and nicotine use, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, pipes, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), and nicotine products that are not Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for tobacco cessation, is prohibited at all times from park grounds. This includes but is not limited to any park, playground, athletic field and complex, skate park, aquatic areas, shelters or recreation facility, excluding the course of play at the Waterloo Municipal Golf Courses.

This tobacco/nicotine/ENDS policy applies to all employees, independent contractors, board members, participants in events, and the general public while on park grounds.



Name First Appointed Term Term Expires
Tom Christensen March 11, 2019 2nd March 1, 2025
Ellen Vanderloo  May 2, 2022 1st  May 2, 2025
Jessica Rucker  December 6, 2021 1st (full)  March 1, 2027

Allison Richter

February 20, 2023 1st March 1, 2026 

Tom Powers

February 12, 2018 2nd March 1, 2026 

Tim Moses

October 12, 2020 2nd March 1, 2026

Dr. Robert Welch

March 4, 2024 1st March 1, 2027
Paul Huting Leisure Services Director    

Nia Wilder

City Council Liaison


Dave Boesen


City Council Liaison


For more information visit the  Leisure Services website or contact:
Leisure Services
1101 Campbell Avenue

Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone: (319) 291-4370
Fax: (319) 291-4297

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:00pm