Parks & Recreation

Aerial photo of Lovers Leap in Cameron Park.
Kids in a kayak
Photo of children playing basketball.
Photo of Jonathan Tyler on the Brazos Nights stage.

About Us

We offer year-round recreational activities, community events, and outdoor experiences for Waco residents and surrounding communities. We strive to create an enriching environment for visitors of all ages and abilities by providing quality programs, services, and facilities, along with well-maintained parks, trails, and natural areas. 

Waco Wonderland

Purchase a Ride Wristband

We are excited to announce the return of the City of Waco's three-day Waco Wonderland festival to downtown this holiday season! Mark your calendars and make plans to join us December 2-4 at Heritage Square for a celebration of food, fun and cheer. Ring in the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony and firework show, food trucks, downtown parade, Mistletoe Market, snow tube hill, Ferris wheel, photos with Santa, live entertainment and more. 
For information and a festival schedule, visit or the Waco Wonderland Facebook page.
Admission to Waco Wonderland is always FREE, but $10 ride wristbands can be purchased for unlimited rides on the Ferris wheel, snow tube hill and train. A kiddie snow tube hill will also be available. All riders ages 1 and older are required to have a wristband in order to ride the attractions. Please note, the snow tube hill will operate from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 3 and from noon to 6 p.m. on Dec. 4.
Ride wristbands can be purchased during the event (cash only) or online in advance of the event. All ride tickets purchased online must be scanned first at the Waco Wonderland information tent during the event, so you can receive a wristband. Bring a printed copy of your ride ticket or show on your phone. Once the ticket is scanned at the tent, you will receive a wristband valid for that day only. 

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