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: October 10, 2014

Winter 2014-2015 Brochure

The Leisure Services Department will be releasing the Winter 2014-2015 brochure on Friday, December 19th.

Early ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY will begin on Friday, December 26th at 8:00 a.m. Mail, e-mail, fax and/or walk-in registrations will begin on Frid...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 A...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, scorekeepers, 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: November 24, 2014

Playtime for Tots - Winter / Spring 2015 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.

Session I (Winter) will run from January 12th - March 6th, 2015 (no class on January 19th) and Session II (Spring) will run from March 23rd - May 15th, 2015. All sessions are held at the Comiskey Center. Morning session is from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and aft...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2012

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

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 BOYS' AND GIRLS' BASKETBALL will be offered in the Winter of 2014-2015. Registration forms will be available mid December for students in grades 4 and 5. Registration is now open; registration deadline is Friday, January 9th. ...Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

Family Basketball Open Gym - December 2014

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring a Family Basketball Open Gym Program on Friday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Roosevelt Middle School, 2001 Radford Road, through March 20th, 2015. See below for the December schedule:

TONIGHT (December 19th)

FREE admission! Please bring your own basketball.

For further information, please contact the Leisure Services Department at 563-589-4263 or email us at parkrec@cityofdubuque.org.

Posted on: October 22, 2014

2014-2015 Neighborhood Recreation Open Gym Program - December 2014

The Leisure Services Department announces FREE open gymnasium programs at Audubon Elementary School (605 Lincoln Avenue) and Prescott Elementary School (1151 White Street) through March 8th, 2015. Please see below for times:

GRADES 3 THRU 5: (Organized activities planned which may include games, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, crafts and more!)

Saturdays1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Audubon

1:00 to 2:15 p.m. at Prescott

GRADES 6 THRU 8: (Open gym play avail...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Bunker Hill Golf Course - Pro Shop Hours / Sale / Clubhouse Rentals / 2015 Season Pass

Although the Bunker Hill Golf Course is closed for the 2014 season, our Pro Shop will be open and we are having a SALE. Take advantage of our Pro Shop December Stocking Stuffer Sale - 40% off golf socks, gloves, hats and more! Listed below are the Decem...Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2014

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Class Offered in February 2015

The Leisure Services Department is offering an American Red Cross Lifeguarding class to be held at the Hempstead High School Swimming Pool located at 3715 Pennsylvania Avenue.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes will be held on Friday, February 20th from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, February 21st from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, February 22nd from 1 to 5 p.m.

Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll lea...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2014

21st Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament - March 20-22 and March 27-29, 2015

The alumni basketball tournament is open for high school graduates of Hempstead, Senior, Wahlert and East Dubuque. Maximum of 16 teams per men's division allowed; women's tournament format will be determined by the number of entries. See below for info.

Masters Division, graduate in 1994 or earlier
Classic Division, graduate of 1995 - 2004Modern Division, graduate of 2005 - 2014
Women's Division, graduate of any year

The Modern and Women's Divisions will play on March 20th, 21st and ...Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2014

Are You Interested in Learning to Ski and/or Snowboard This Winter?

The Leisure Services Department and Sundown Mountain Resort are offering a number of winter classes for all ages this season. In our Winter 2014-2015 brochure, we are offering the following classes at Sundown Mountain Resort:

Learn To Ski and Ride for...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Bald Eagle Watch - Sunday, January 18, 2015

The 2015 Bald Eagle Watch is scheduled on Sunday, January 18th, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Grand River Center in Dubuque.

This FREE family event celebrates the American Bald Eagle with experts showing live eagles, hawks and owls. On-going features include children’s activities, nature exhibits, wildlife vendors, good eats, fun and games. Heated trolley rides available to v...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. A full service bar is available with seating in excess of 100.

Also, the multipurpose recreation building located in Comiskey Park is available for rent on Friday eveni...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

City Parks CLOSED for the 2014 Season / 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: July 31, 2014

Miller Riverview Park & Campground is CLOSED for the 2014 Season

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 Leisure Services Department announces that the last night for camping at the Miller Riverview Park and Campground was Sunday, October 26th, 2014.

We look forward to seeing you in 2015.

For further information, please contact the Leisure Services...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...

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 S...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2013

Attention Pet Owners - 2014 Season tags on Sale for the Pet Park

The 2014 Annual Pet Park tags are on sale and are valid through April 30th, 2015.

You can purchase your annual 2014 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.cityofdubuque.org/parks and mail/...Read on...