Our History

Developer and philanthropist Rick Young had a vision – an affordable, high-quality fitness facility that’s accessible to everyone. A fitness facility would benefit our community in two ways.

First, it would improve the health and wellness of our citizens. Second, as a cornerstone of the city’s Riverfront Renaissance plan, it would energize economic development.

City of Waterloo leaders showed their support by donating two downtown blocks, and Young started raising funds for the project.

With a solid vision, and the land to build it, the Cedar Valley SportsPlex began to take shape. The Cedar Valley SportsPlex opened in January 2014.

Fitness facility. Community center. Point of pride. Whatever you call the Cedar Valley SportsPlex, it now belongs to you.