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Adams Parkway (Corner of Adams Parkway & 1st St. NW) A large grassy open area with several shade trees throughout. Features a park grill and open space.
Brookwood Park (415 6th Ave. SE) A large area along the Cedar River south of the Green Bridge. Featuring a Disc Golf Course. Brookwood has several mature trees, open space and an undeveloped area to the east along the river. There are walking trails in the undeveloped areas. There is a non-motorized boat ramp. Fishing is very popular. There are hard surface trails connecting to SE Elementary and Red Cedar Park and walking trails in the undeveloped areas. A paved parking area is present.
Cedar Hill Park (400 Brown Lane NE) A natural stand of hardwoods in the Murphy addition. It is on sandy soils and has an overlook over the Cedar River. Nature trails are marked and identified.
Crestwood Park (200 8th Parkway SE) A water retention area in Southeast Waverly. Features a hard surface trail running the length of the park connecting to SE Elementary and South Riverside Park.
Eastgate Park (220 Elm St. NE) Located in the northeast corner of Eastgate subdivision. It offers a play unit, basketball courts, backstop and open area. There is a waterway splitting the park and a bridge to connect the two sides.
First Home Park (1299 2nd Ave. SW) A small area with playground equipment, swings and a basketball slab.
Hickory Heights Park (1312 Dalton Drive NW) Features playground equipment and swings, backstop, basketball slab, open area and tree plantings.
Juhl Park (1001 9th St. NW) Features a play unit and a basketball slab.
Kiwanis Park (403 3rd Ave. SE) On the North side of the Cedar River, across from Brookwood Park. Features 3 youth baseball fields, concession and restroom facilities, and a playground.
Knotts Playlot (601 6th Ave. NW) Features a grassy play area and a basketball slab at the corner of the dry run in Knott's Addition.
Kohlmann Park (101 1st St. NW) Four blocks long along the Cedar River. Features a play unit, swings, recreational trail, 2 small shelters, modern restroom, some of the best fishing and views of the inflatable dam. It is the closest park that we have to town square. Many community events are held here.
Memorial Park (403 5th Ave. SW) The main city park in town. It has the 3 lighted ball diamonds, a renovated outdoor swimming pool with 2 water slides, large wooden play unit (Kid's Kingdom built in September 1992), two restroom facilities, log cabin, four picnic shelters, concession stand, and Fairgrounds buildings.
Pelikan Park (1401 Cedar Lane Dr. NE) Situated along the back waters of the Cedar River. It is popular for fishing and is the main ice skating location.
Prairie Park (North of Tumbleweed Tr. NE) Features a pickleball/basketball court, a play unit and swings, many young trees and open space. A new prairie was just installed on the north half of the park in 2012.
Robert W. Ramker Willow Lawn Park (24th St. NW) Features a play unit, swings, basketball slab, and back stop. It has had extensive tree plantings. It is pie shaped with houses on two sides and street on the other.
Red Cedar Park (8th St. SE) Located on the East side of 8th St. SE across from the W-SR Soccer Complex. A 15-acre property reclaimed after the flood of 2008 and converted to a open woodland savanna. The area features a natural open space with available parking and a walking trail.
Ridgewood Park (734 Greenfield Ave. NW) Nestled at the foot of Greenfield Avenue, a beautiful greens space park overlooking the Cedar River. Due to the possibility of flooding there is no playground unit. However, there is ample green space and many shade trees.
Rolling Hills Park (Monaghan Drive) A new park in the Rolling Hills addition. Featuring playground equipment and a basketball slab.
Rolling Meadows Park (1322 Robertson Road SW) Features playground equipment and swings, beautiful landscaping, a full court basketball and pickleball court, and an open area in the middle of the park.
South Riverside Park (319 1st St SW) South of the Fire Station and along the Cedar River for 5 blocks. Features an outdoor shelter and the newly renovated Exchange Building, playground equipment, and some undeveloped area to the south. Fishing is popular along the river in this park.
Three Rivers Park (1000 Adams Parkway) Features a double boat ramp and a boat dock. It is adjacent to the Waverly Utililties Duck Pond area. The Duck Pond is popular for hiking and fishing.