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The City parks system in Waterloo has a rich history of providing high-quality, creative, and well-maintained public spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy. Waterloo’s Leisure Services Commission is excited to announce a campaign to transform Waterloo’s two major parks – Gates Park and Byrnes Park. Each plan was thoughtfully designed with input from the community and includes a multi-faceted renovation of Gates Park and a new outdoor aquatic center at Byrnes Park.

Make a Splash is your opportunity to support the upcoming transformations of Gates & Byrnes Parks! Building on the legacies of these beloved facilities, this project will provide beautiful spaces to gather, play and make great memories.

Community members, past and present, are invited to be part of this project by contributing to the Make a Splash: Transforming Gates & Byrnes Parks Fund. Gifts of all sizes are welcome. Your generous gift will positively impact generations of Waterloo residents for years to come!

Contributions to the Fund can be made:

  • ONLINE: click ‘Make a Donation’ button below
  • CHECK: make checks payable to “Waterloo Community Foundation” with “Gates & Byrnes Fund” or “Make a Splash” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Waterloo Community Foundation, PO Box 1253, Waterloo, IA 50704.