The Leisure Services Department, through the Park Division and Recreation Division, provides quality services to the entire community with diverse recreational programs for all ages and an integrated, efficient, and safe system of parks, trails, and recreational facilities.
The department also plans, develops, and maintains the formal public landscaping and natural areas in and around the City, demonstrating an appreciation for the environment.
PET FRIENDLY PARKS AND TRAILS: Per City Ordinance revised August 6, 2013, leashed dogs and cats are allowed in certain locations. Click here for list of parks and/or trails where dogs and cats are allowed on leash. Dogs are allowed off leash in the Pet Park on North Grandview Avenue. Municipal citations will be issued to anyone with a pet in a park or on a trail where they are not permitted. Pet Park rules.
Park & Recreation Facility Map
Click here to view our City of Dubuque interactive map indicating park and recreation facility locations within the community
Online Registration Available
To register for the City of Dubuque recreation programs, visit the Recreation Registration Information page or click here to go to the online registration.
FY 2015 Leisure Services Budget Presentation
To view the FY2015 Budget Presentation video to the city council for the Parks, Recreation (including Multicultural Family Center and AmeriCorps), Five Flags and Grand River Center please click here
The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring Granny Basketball Open Gym Play for ages 50+ on Monday evenings, 6:30-9pm at Lincoln Elementary School, 555 Nevada Street, through March 30th, 2015. See below for the November schedule: Read on...
The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring Adult Volleyball Open Gym Play on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9 pm at Fulton Elementary School, 2540 Central Avenue, through March 31st, 2015. See below for the November schedule: Read on...