Waterloo, Cedar Falls, and surrounding communities comprise “the Cedar Valley,” home to approximately 130,000 people. Waterloo and Cedar Falls offer great recreational opportunities, including 28 public parks, six municipal golf courses, and tennis courts. The City of Waterloo completed a brand-new multimillion dollar Sportsplex facility in early 2014, including indoor soccer fields, just two blocks from Young Arena. The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls has nearly 13,000 students and competes in 15 NCAA Division I sports. The school’s men’s and women’s basketball, football, and volleyball teams have all made NCAA tournament appearances in recent years. For anyone who enjoys sports – watching or participating – there is no shortage of activity in the Cedar Valley.