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Bechtel Park

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Located on more than 40 hectares (100 acres) of land, Bechtel Park is home to a multitude of recreational opportunities 365 days of the year.


Bechtel Park is at 185 Bridge St., in Waterloo. The closest major intersection is Bridge Street and University Avenue East. The phone number at Bechtel Park is 519-576-2420.

Hours of operation

The Manulife Financial Soccer and Sports Complex is open daily for programs and rentals. View our programs and facilities cancellation page for information about closures during public and recognized holidays.


The Manulife Financial Soccer and Sports Complex in the park provides unrestricted indoor floor space that is used by community groups, schools and universities for training and practice in a variety of sports, including baseball, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee and more. The indoor field house's floor space is 33½ metres by 62 metres (110 feet by 202 feet), with a ceiling height of 11 metres (36 feet).

Bechtel Park is also home to three outdoor soccer fields, one of which is lit, a hard ball diamond and stadium with dressing rooms and a press box, and four hard-surfaced, lit tennis courts. The park caters to special events and tournaments.

The fenced leash-free area at the south end of the park is a popular destination for dogs and their owners. There are also several kilometres of trails that run through the park, allowing you to enjoy its wetlands, meadows and hardwood forest. Cross-country skiers frequent the trails in the wintertime.

Learn more about rental opportunities at Bechtel Park.