Parks

Parks open for the season each year on the first Saturday in May and close on the fourth Sunday in October.

NEW!
Online park pavilion rental available!

Interactive Park Map - click here

Responsibilities
The City of Dubuque Park Division staff maintains:
  • 49 parks with 878 acres
  • 25 park shelters
  • 19 tennis courts
  • 18 restrooms
  • Four accessible fishing piers
  • Two skate parks
  • 262 units of play equipment
  • Disc golf course
  • In-line hockey rink
  • Eight softball fields, one baseball field
  • 4600 street trees
  • 30 miles of trails
  • 1000 picnic tables
 Reserve a Pavilion
Our staff grows 80,000 annual flowers in our own greenhouse that are planted in the park system and on city property, and maintains the landscaping on Highway 20, the Port of Dubuque, gateways to the downtown area, and other locations within the City.

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.

To view the FY2015 Park Division budget presentation to the city council click here.