Posted on: June 22, 2016

Welcome to the Leisure Services Department

The Leisure Services Department is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Feel free to stop by our office located at 2200 Bunker Hill Road (Bunker Hill Golf Course), contact us per email at or call us during open hours at 563-589-4263.

You may also view our department information at any one of the...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

Applica...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

2016-2017 Adult Winter Basketball/Volleyball Leagues

Are you ready to play some recreational sports this winter? If so, see below for information pertaining to our adult athletic basketball and/or volleyball leagues.

Registration information and forms for our 2016-2017 Winter Adult Basketball and/or Winter Adult Volleyball Leagues are available at the Leisure Services Department located at 2200 Bunker Hill Road and/or may be obtained online at on...

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Bunker Hill Golf Course Fall Rates / Schedule your Golf Outings at Bunker Hill

SPECIAL FALL RATE: 9-hole rate of $14 applies all day, seven days per week.

Listed as one of Golf Digest's Best Places To Play, enjoy a fun and challenging round of golf at our 18-hole facility conveniently located in the rolling hills of central Dubuque. We provide all your golfing needs in our fully stocked pro shop, as well a...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

2016 Leisure Services Fall Activities Brochure / Fall Registration Information

The Leisure Services 2016 Fall Activities Brochure is available and registration is in process. Please see the list below for easy ways to register for Fall activities:

1. ONLINE at A small convenience fee is charge...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Fall 2016 Playtime for Tots

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.

Session II dates are October 17th-December 9th. Playtime for Tots is 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) Fritsch. (NOTE: No program on No...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2012

After-School Sports for Grades 4 and 5

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 VOLLEYBALL registration has concluded for grade 4 and 5 students. This intramural program will meet for 90 minutes following school dismissal and will emphasize learning volleyball fundamentals, team concepts, sportsmanship, participation, i...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Miller Riverview Campground is Closed for the 2016 Season

The Miller Riverview Park and Campground is closed for the 2016 season.

The campground was scheduled to close on Sunday, October 23rd, but the Mississippi River has flooded the campground forcing the closure of the park.

All campers that have paid reservations during the closure will be issued a full refund.

We apologiz...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

City Parks Officially Open / Reserve Pavilions 23 Months in Advance

City parks officially opened for the 2016 season on May 7th and will officially close for the season on Sunday, October 30th. (NOTE: Due to flooding along the Mississippi River, pavilions at the Miller Riverview Park/Campground are closed for the year.)

The Leisure Services Department reminds you that you can reserve your pavilion(s) online at 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: August 3, 2015

Port of Dubuque Marina

The flood gates are open and boat traffic is back in operation at the Port of Dubuque Marina.

Don't forget to reserve your boat slips. The Port of Dubuque Marina slip reservations are available online at Click on RESERVE ...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2016

2016-2017 Leisure Services Winter-Spring Activities Brochure / Registration Information

The Leisure Services 2016-2017 Winter-Spring Activities Brochure will be delivered to the Leisure Services Department and mailed out to elementary school students on Friday, December 16th.

Please see the list below for easy ways to register for your Winter-Spring activities:

1. ONLINE at A small convenience fee is charged by the hosting company and this fee is non-refundable. (Payment accepted by Mast...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Comiskey Center Rental / Bunker Hill Clubhouse Rental

Are you looking for a place to host a baby shower, birthday party, retirement party or a holiday party?

The Comiskey Center multi-purpose recreation building is located at the corner of 24th and Washington Street (255 East 24th Street). The facility is available to rent on Friday evenings and Saturday/Sunday afternoons/evenings. The facility is smoke-free...Read on...

Posted on: December 26, 2014

Swimming Pool and Water Playground Rentals - Reserve 23 Months in Advance

Have you thought about scheduling your employee outing, youth group activities or birthday party at the Flora and/or Sutton pools for the summer of 2017? You may reserve your pool rental dates twenty-three months in advance.

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 Play...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2016

Special Population Activities (Therapeutic Recreation) for the Fall

Leisure Services attempts to provide activities for mentally/physically challenged members of the community. Recreational experiences may include physical/social/creative activities, as well as, special events designed specifically for this population.

In addition, the Leisure Services Department encourages all community members that may have a disability to participate in programs, and all attempts shall be made to accommodate the individual.

If you are interested in registering for any of our prog...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2016

Fall Swimming Lessons held at the Hempstead High School swimming pool

Let the Leisure Services Department waterproof your kids this fall. Swimming lessons are offered on Sunday afternoons at the Hempstead High School swimming pool located at 3715 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Fall swimming lessons will be held on Sunday afternoons from September 18th through November 6th.

For ages 1-3 with a parent, we will be offering Aquatots from 12:45-1:15 p.m. Aquatots is a class that both parents and children can share in the water e...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2016

Adult Lap Swim/Waterwalking at the Hempstead High School Swimming Pool

Continue your waterwalking activity from this past summer at the Hempstead High School swimming pool.

Adult Lap Swim and Waterwalking will be held on Sunday afternoons from Sunday, September 18th through Sunday, November 6th from 12:00 noon to 1:25 p.m.

Cost is $4 or FREE if you have a summer 2016 season pool pass photo I.D. card.

If you have any qu...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

2016 Pet Park Passes Are On Sale (Valid May 1st, 2016 through April 30th, 2017)

Don’t forget to purchase your annual Pet Park season pass for 2016.

Season passes are valid May 1st through April 30th of the following year. Fees are $25.00 for residents; $35.00 for non-residents OR $1.00 daily fee (self-registration station at pet ...Read on...