Parks

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

2016 OPENING DAY & HOLIDAY RESERVATIONS DATES SET FOR MILLER RIVERVIEW CAMPGROUND


Miller Riverview Campground will open for the 2016 season on Friday, April 15th, weather and Mississippi River level permitting. The online reservation system is live now at www.cityofdubuque.org/millerriverview. Campers are welcome to visit the site and click on the “RESERVE A SPOT TODAY” button to make your reservations for the 2016 season.  Online reservations are available up to 240 days (approximately 8 months) in advance.

HOLIDAY RESERVATIONS DATES for the 2016 season are as follows:  • Camp sites for the 2016 Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays will be available for reservation via the website link beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31st.  • Camp sites for the 2016 Fourth of July holiday will be available for reservation via the website beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 9th.

All reservations must be made online. Please note that a two-night minimum is required for all holiday reservations for Memorial and Labor Day holidays, as well as the July 4th holiday. For more information, please contact the Leisure Services Department at 563-589-4263.


FREE ADMISSION to Eagle Point Park May 21st


The City of Dubuque has joined communities across the country in proclaiming Saturday, May 21, 2016 as “Kids to Parks Day.” The Leisure Services Department encourages families to be active and do something outdoors in one of the many free parks in the City or Dubuque County on that day. In acknowledgement of the occasion, the Dubuque Park and Recreation Commission voted February 9 to waive the vehicle entrance/admission fee to Eagle Point Park all day on Saturday, May 21. Eagle Point is open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays.


Interactive Park Map - click here
View a listing of all City park locations.


Responsibilities
The City of Dubuque Park Division staff maintains:
  • 49 parks with 1209 acres
  • 25 park shelters
  • 19 tennis courts
  • 18 restrooms
  • Four accessible fishing piers
  • Two skate parks
  • 285 units of play equipment
  • Disc golf course
  • In-line hockey rink
  • Eight softball fields, one baseball field
  • 5200 street trees
  • 25 miles of off-road, paved trails
  • 28 miles of on-street routes
  • 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.
   
To view the FY2017 Park Division budget presentation to the city council click here.