Blog Post: Summer Recreation in Waterloo

June is Recreation and Parks month. Summer is here and it’s a good time to get outdoors for fun and exercise! Here at Luther Village we are lucky to be situated right next to Waterloo Park. This beautiful 65 acre park, which was originally the Jacob Eby farm, offers beautiful walking trails, gardens, playgrounds for the kids, zoo, baseball diamonds, cricket pitch, bandstand, boardwalk, canteen, playing fields and more, as well as the original Eby farmhouse and an 1820 log schoolhouse.

We’re also lucky to be located right next to the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. This large complex has a swimming pool, ice rink, and running track. Although going to the Rec Complex doesn’t technically count as going outside, it’s a great place to stay active all year round, and is a good complement to outdoor activity in the summer.

For residents who wish to venture further afield than our immediate neighborhood, Waterloo Region offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational spaces, including Victoria Park, RIM Park, Laurel Creek Conversation Area, the Walter Bean Trail and many more. And of course, many of our residents enjoy cottages and travel within and outside Canada during the summer.

For those residents who don’t wish to venture off campus, Luther Village has lovely grounds. Our residents enjoy socializing on our patios, watching local wildlife, walking their pets, and gardening or appreciating the gardens. For residents who wish to be a little more active, there are lots of outdoor activities such as bocce ball—we have a new court!—, walking, shuffleboard, a putting green, and horseshoes to get involved in.

For some residents, getting outdoors and active in the summer can be as simple as a gentle walk or stretch out of doors in the evening or on the patio. Others enjoy varying degrees of more vigorous activities and travels. Whatever your ability and interest, take advantage of the beautiful weather and enjoy the health and happiness that come with getting active and enjoying the great outdoors!