Parks in Waterdown include Rockcliffe Gardens Park, with a play structure, soccer field, and natural area; Waterdown Memorial Park, which features a soccer and football field, a wading pool, restrooms, a park shelter, softball fields, and play equipment; Gatesbury Park, with soccer fields, a half basketball court, walking paths, benches, softball fields, restrooms, and play equipment; Rockview Summit Park, which includes play equipment, a walking path, and a creek; Sealey Park, with two public tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and play equipment; Joe Sams Leisure Park, featuring hardball and soccer fields and walking trails; and Guy Brown Park, a natural area.
Recreational activities can be found throughout the neighbourhood. The Flamborough Family YMCA offers children and youth programs, a fitness centre, fitness classes, recreational sports (basketball, volleyball, soccer), swimming pools, a climbing wall, childminding, and a café. The Waterdown branch of the Hamilton Public Library has public access computers, a children’s area, an outdoor reading patio, and study spaces. The library hosts many programs and activities for children, adults, and families, including crafts, games, story times, and educational workshops. The facility is also home to the Flamborough Seniors’ Recreation Centre.