Leisure Services

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Posted on: December 5, 2013

Welcome / The Leisure Services Department Would Like To Hear From You

The Leisure Services Department is very much interested in receiving your feedback regarding our current programming, as well as what you would like to see in future brochures/programs.

In an effort to make this happen, we have created an online survey. Surveys can be very useful tools and we encourage families to complete the survey at www.cityofdubuque.org/leisuresurvey.

Thank you for your time and feedback. The Leisure Services...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2014

Miller Riverview Park & Campground - Open for the 2015 Season/Update on Online Camping Reservations

Miller Riverview Park, located at 1851 Admiral Sheehy Drive (adjacent to the Mystique Casino), offers camping, picnic and recreation areas, walking and biking path, and provides a great view of the Mississippi River traffic.

The Miller Riverview Campground is open for the 2015 season. The Miller Riverview Campground online reservation system is now live!! We welcome you to click on the "RESERVE A SPOT TODAY" button on the Miller Riverview Park and Campground web p...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2015

Summer 2015 Brochure and Neighborhood Recreation Programs - Registration Information

Our Summer 2015 brochures have arrived and are on our website at www.cityofdubuque.org/recreation.

SUMMER 2015 REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN. Payment must be included with registration; fees may be paid by cash, check (payable to Leisure Services Departmen...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2014

Are You Interested in Working for the Leisure Services Department?

Throughout the year, the Leisure Services Department has job openings for seasonal employment in a variety of areas such as after-school sports/program leaders, swim instructors, gym supervisors, officials, playground leaders, et cetera.

If you are interested in applying for a position within the City of Dubuque, Leisure Services Department, all job applications need to be completed electronically. Please visit our City of Dubuque website at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment.

Applica...Read on...

Posted on: March 12, 2012

NOTIFY ME - Are You Registered?

Are you interested in receiving City of Dubuque up-to-date communication regarding news releases, cancelations, upcoming registrations, agendas and minutes, newsletters, et cetera? If the answer is YES, we encourage you to register for NOTIFY ME.

NOTIFY ME is a great tool if you’re interested in receiving news regarding City of Dubuque departments.

Within the Leisure Services Department, you may select to receive information regarding our Adult Athletic Programs, the Leisure Services Brochure...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

Bunker Hill Golf Course - Open for the 2015 Season

The Bunker Hill Golf Course is open for the 2015 season!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tee time, please feel free to contact the Pro Shop at 563-589-4261 or www.golfbunkerhill.com.

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Playtime for Tots - Spring Registration

This special Neighborhood Recreation Program is a 5-day per week program (Mon-Fri) for 3 and 4 year-olds. It is designed to be a structured recreational program including activities such as games, stories, music and art, developed around a weekly theme.

Our Session II (Spring) will run through Friday, May 15th. All sessions are held at the Comiskey Center. Morning session is FULL; afternoon session is still available from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Teacher: Ms. Nancy Schmidt. Stop by the Leisure Services Depar...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Playtime for Tots - Summer Registration

This special Neighborhood Recreation Program is a 5-day per week program (Mon-Fri) for 3 and 4 year-olds. It is designed to be a structured recreational program including activities such as games, stories, music and art, developed around a weekly theme.

The summer session of Playtime for Tots will run from June 1st through July 24th. All sessions are held at the Comiskey Center. Morning session is from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and afternoon session is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Teacher: Ms. Nancy Schmidt. Regist...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

2015 Summer Softball Manager's Meeting - Tuesday, April 28th

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Summer Softball Manager's Meeting to take place on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:30 pm at the Comiskey Center located at 255 East 24th Street.

All softball team managers are asked to attend the meeting to pick up their...Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2015

Port of Dubuque Marina - Opening on Friday, May 1st

The Port of Dubuque Marina will be open for the 2015 season on May 1st.

Starting on Friday, May 1st, you may reserve your boat slip(s) online at www.portofdubuquemarina.com. Our Marina Store is fully stocked and staffed. Store hours will be as follows:

Sunday - Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm until the Memorial Day holiday weeken...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

2015 Season Pool Passes on Sale Beginning Friday, May 1st / Season & Daily Rates

The Leisure Services Department will begin selling the 2015 season pool passes on Friday, May 1st.

Our resident season pool pass prices are as follows:

Household - $120
Adult - $76Youth - $44

Our non-resident season pool pass prices are as f...Read on...

Posted on: December 26, 2014

Swimming Pool and Water Playground Rentals - Dates Available for 2015

Have you thought about scheduling your employee outing, youth group activities or birthday party at the Flora and/or Sutton pools this summer?

Flora Pool is available for rental on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $275. Sutton Pool is available for rental on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $200.

The Flora and/or Sutton Water Playgrou...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2013

Attention Pet Owners - 2015 Season Pet Park Tags on Sale

The 2015 Annual Pet Park tags will be on sale starting Friday, May 1st. (NOTE: The 2014 Annual Pet Park tags are valid through Thursday, April 30th, 2015.)

Starting on Friday, May 1st, you can purchase your annual 2015 Pet Park tag(s) at the Leisure Services Department located at 2200 Bunker Hill Road, City Hall-Finance Department located at 50 West 11th, or print the permit form from our website at www.city...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

Opening Date for City Parks is May 2nd / Reserve Pavilions 23 Months in Advance

All City parks are officially open and pavilions are available for rental from the first Saturday in May through the fourth Sunday in October.

The Leisure Services Department reminds you that you can reserve your pavilion(s) online at www.cityofdubuque.org/parks and click on the Reserve a Park Pavilion button. This web page allows you to View Activities and/or select Park Pavilion to view the pa...Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2015

Cinco de Mayo - Saturday, May 2nd

The public is invited to attend the Cinco de Mayo at Jackson Park, located at 15th & Iowa Street, on Saturday, May 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

No pre-registration necessary; everyone is welcome!

Please join us for a short bilingual presenta...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2015

30th Annual Pre-Season Adult Softball Tournament - Saturday, May 2nd

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring the 30th Annual Pre-Season Adult Softball Tournament to be held on Saturday, May 2nd.

Only 1 spot remains!! Stop in the Leisure Services Department to pick up your Pre-season softball tournament information. Registration deadline is Friday, April 24th. Fee is $59.

For more information, please email us at parkrec@cityofdubuque.org or ...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2015

2015 Adult Softball League - Leagues Begin the Week of May 3rd

The Leisure Services Department is asking that you gather your friends and/or co-workers to form an adult softball team to play in our recreational leagues this summer! Our 14-game schedule will begin the week of May 3rd. See below for info.

Adult softball team registration information is available. Feel free to stop by the Leisure Services Department between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to pickup your softball registration information for our men's, women's and/or coed slow...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2015

2015 Adult Volleyball League - Leagues Begin the Week of May 4th

The Leisure Services Department is asking that you join in on the fun and participate in the lifetime sport of volleyball outdoors this summer by forming your own men's, women's or mixed volleyball team. See below for info.

Adult volleyball team registration information is available. Please feel free to stop by the Leisure Services Department between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to pickup your volleyball registration information for our men's, women's and/o...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Marshallese Constitutional Day - Saturday, May 23rd

Please join us for the Marshallese Constitutional Day held on Saturday, May 23rd from noon to 3 p.m. at Comiskey Park, located at 255 East 24th Street.

No pre-registration required; all is welcome.

Stop by and learn more about the Marshallese commun...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Movie in Comiskey Park - Tuesday, June 2nd

The Multicultural Family Center is sponsoring a Movie Night in Comiskey Park on Tuesday, June 2nd. The movie, Monsters University, will be shown at approximately 8:30 p.m.

No pre-registration is necessary; FREE for all ages. Please make sure to bring...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Parent Open House for 2015 Playground Programs - Wednesday, June 17th

The Leisure Services Department is hosting a Parent Open House on Wednesday, June 17th at all Explorations Parks. Come meet the leaders and discover what the children will be exploring this summer. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, plea...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Juneteenth Celebration - 150th Anniversary - Saturday, June 20th

The public is invited to attend the Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Comiskey Park, located at 255 E. 24th Street.

No pre-registration necessary; FREE for all ages.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally cel...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Water Carnival at Sutton Pool - Wednesday, June 24th

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring a Water Carnival at Sutton Pool on Wednesday, June 24th at 6:30 p.m.

This free event for children ages 5 through 14 is conducted by the Leisure Services Department’s playground program staff and prohibits n...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Kids' Fishing Clinic - Saturday, June 27th

The Leisure Services Department, along with the DNR, Dubuque Conservation Society, The Bait Shack and Theisen's, will be co-sponsoring a Kids' Fishing Clinic for ages 5-14 on Saturday, June 27th.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., followed...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Sidewalk Chalk Art - Wednesday, July 1st

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring a Sidewalk Chalk Art evening at Allison-Henderson Park for children ages 3-14, plus a family division, on Wednesday, July 1st.

Registration begins at 6:00 p.m., with the event to follow. Come decorate a si...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Independence Day Kids' Parade at Comiskey Park - Thursday, July 2nd

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring an Independence Day Kids' Parade at Comiskey Park playground on Thursday, July 2nd.

Parade preparations/decorating will begin at 9:30 a.m., with parade to follow.

For more information, please cont...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Movie in Comiskey Park - Tuesday, July 7th

The Multicultural Family Center is sponsoring a Movie Night in Comiskey Park on Tuesday, July 7th. The movie, Muppets Most Wanted, will be shown at approximately 8:30 p.m.

No pre-registration is necessary; FREE for all ages. Please make sure to bring...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Tot Olympics - Wednesday, July 8th

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring Tot Olympics at Allison-Henderson Park for ages 3-5 on Wednesday, July 8th.

Registration begins at 6:00 p.m., with event to follow.

For more information, please contact the Leisure Services Department at...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Music in the Park - Sunday, July 12th

The Multicultural Family Center is sponsoring Music in the Park on Sunday, July 12th from 6-8 p.m. at Jackson Park, located at 15th & Iowa Street.

FREE for all ages. This is a family-friendly event and will feature live entertainment, children&a...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

City-wide Playground Carnival - Wednesday, July 15th

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring a City-wide Playground Carnival at Allison-Henderson Park on Wednesday, July 15th from 6-8 p.m..

Come join us for a fun-filled evening for all ages!

For more information, please contact the Leisure Servi...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Water Carnival at Flora Pool - Wednesday, July 22nd

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring a Water Carnival at Flora Pool on Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

This free event for children ages 5 through 14 is conducted by the Leisure Services Department’s playground program staff and prohibits no...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Flavors of Guatemala - Saturday, July 25th

The Multicultural Family Center is sponsoring the Flavors of Guatemala on Saturday, July 25th from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Multicultural Family Center located at 1157 Central Avenue.

Pre-registration is required. FREE! Join community members orig...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

City-wide Dodgeball Tournament - Wednesday, July 29th

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring a City-wide Dodgeball Tournament for ages 8-14 at Allison-Henderson Park on Wednesday, July 29th at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up at your neighborhood playground to participate in this FREE tournament.

For more info...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Movie in Comiskey Park - Tuesday, August 4th

The Multicultural Family Center is sponsoring a Movie Night in Comiskey Park on Tuesday, August 4th. The movie, Frozen, will be shown at approximately 8:30 p.m.

No pre-registration is necessary; FREE for all ages. Please make sure to bring a blanket ...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

City-wide Amateur Night - Wednesday, August 5th

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring a City-wide Amateur Night at Allison-Henderson Park, upper patio area on Wednesday, August 5th.

Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring your blanket, talent and join the fun...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Flavors of India / India Independence Day - Friday, August 14th

The Multicultural Family Center is sponsoring the Flavors of India / India Independence Day on Friday, August 14th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Multicultural Family Center located at 1157 Central Avenue.

Pre-registration is required. FREE! Join community ...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2015

Are you looking for a softball practice field?

Weather permitting, the McAleece Recreation Complex will be available to rent softball fields for softball practice times beginning on Monday, April 13th.

For further information, please email us at parkrec@cityofdubuque.org or contact Program Supervi...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2012

After-School Sports - Track / Flag Football / Volleyball / Basketball

The Leisure Services Department provides an after-school sports program to fourth and fifth grade students conducted at a number of Dubuque public elementary schools.

AFTER-SCHOOL TRACK registration for grades 4 and 5 is now complete. Practice schedules have been mailed out. The Elementary School Track Meet is scheduled for Thursday, April 30th at Dubuque Senior High School, Dalzell Field, beginning at 4:30 pm. (RAI...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Have You Seen Our "Little Free Libraries" in Dubuque?

To promote literacy and increase access to books, the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and AmeriCorps VISTA recently established "Little Free Libraries" around the City of Dubuque. See below for more information and library locations.

"Little Free Libraries" can be found at the following Dubuque locations:

- Fire Station 2, located at 2180 John F. Kennedy Road- Fire Station 3, located at 3155 Central Avenue
- Fire Station 4, located at 1697 University Avenue- Fire...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2013

Bunker Hill Golf Course Clubhouse Rentals / Comiskey Center Rentals

The Bunker Hill Golf Course Clubhouse is available for party rentals and meetings during the non-golfing calendar season. A full service bar is available with seating in excess of 100.

Also, the multipurpose recreation building located in Comiskey Pa...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2014

After-School Programs Offered at Fulton, Lincoln, Marshall and Prescott Elementary Schools

The Leisure Services Department is offering a FREE after-school program at the following Dubuque Community School District elementary schools: Fulton, Lincoln, Marshall and Prescott.

Students will engage in character development, health and fitness, s...Read on...