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: April 27, 2015

Miller Riverview Park & Campground Special Event - Saturday, October 3rd

The Miller Riverview Park and Campground will be hosting the following special event:

Halloween Party* - Saturday, October 3rd. Prizes awarded for the best decorated camper, adult costume and kids costume. Costume judging will take place at 5:00 pm, ...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2015

Fall 2015 Leisure Services Brochure / Registration Information

Our Fall 2015 brochures are now available. Fall brochures have been mailed out to students in the Dubuque public schools and delivered to the Holy Family Schools, as well as available online at www.cityofdubuque.org/recreation.

We are currently accept...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: September 1, 2015

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Dubuque

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestations have now been confirmed in 28 Iowa counties, including Dubuque County and the city of Dubuque. See below for more info:

Evidence of an EAB infestation on Dubuque’s south side was investigated and confirmed following protocols set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land ...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2015

Winter 2015-2016 Adult Basketball / Volleyball Leagues

The Leisure Services Department announces that registration information for the Winter 2015-2016 Adult Basketball and Volleyball leagues will be available soon. (Adult leagues for age 18 and older.)

Enjoy the fast moving and exciting sport of BASKETBALL by forming your own team and competing in the league of your choice. Our 14-week basketball game schedule will begin play the week of November 2nd. Registration fee is $600 for resident team and/or ...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Fall 2015 Swim Lessons / Adult Lap Swim & Waterwalking at the Hempstead High School Pool

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring swimming lessons for ages 1-3 and 6+. Aquatots is a class for ages 1-3, where a parent and child can share in the water experience! Classes are held on Sunday afternoons from 12:45-1:15 p.m. at Hempstead Hig...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

Hempstead Fall Pool Hours / Admission Fees / 2015 Season Pool Passes

Season pool passes can be used at the Hempstead High School swimming pool during the Fall season for Adult Lap Swim/WaterWalking on Sunday afternoons from 12:00 noon - 1:25 pm through Sunday, November 1st. We do not have any Open Swimming during the Fall...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Playtime for Tots - Fall 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.

The Fall session I of Playtime for Tots started on August 24th and will run through October 16th; session II will run October 19th through December 11th (no program on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th).

All sessions are held at the Com...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Special Population Activities

The Leisure Services Department offers the following Fall 2015 Special Population activities (offered, but not limited to mentally and physically disabled individuals):

- Bowling on the following Saturdays: October 3rd and 10th. Fee is $25.

- Cand...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2015

Adaptive Sports Open Gym Program held at Carver Elementary School

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring an Adaptive Sports Open Gym. Come and learn about all of the possibilities of adaptive sports in a fun non-competitive, yet challenging environment.

Each month we will offer numerous adaptive sports opport...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Open Gym Activities - Starts the week of November 2nd

The Leisure Services Department will offer Open Gyms to play basketball this upcoming Fall season with your team members or other individuals at department sponsored open gymnasiums. Please see below for dates/times. FREE ADMISSION.

MONDAY'S - GRANNY...Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2015

2015-2016 Neighborhood Recreation Open Gym Program - Starts November 6th

The Leisure Services Department announces FREE open gymnasium programs at Audubon Elementary School (605 Lincoln Avenue) and Prescott Elementary School (1151 White Street) from November 6th, 2015 through March 6th, 2016. Please see below for times:

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

Saturday1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Audubon
Sunday1:00 to 2:15 p.m. at Prescott

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

Posted on: July 26, 2012

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

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 FLAG FOOTBALL. The flag football program will run through October 8th. Practice schedules were sent by email on September 17th and game schedules will be emailed to parents on Monday, October 5th,with programs being held at:

Carver (Tues...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2015

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

Did you know that the Leisure Services Department offers after-school programs for students at Fulton, Lincoln, Marshall and Prescott elementary schools?

The above elementary schools have the registration forms available in the Main Office. Parents ar...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Bunker Hill Golf Course - Fall 2015 Events

The Bunker Hill Golf Course is hosting several Fall 2015 events.

October 17th & 18th, Chili Dipper
October 25th, Turkey Shoot

NOTE: All times and outings are subject to change.

For more information, please contact the Pro Shop at 563-589-4261. ...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

Come Golf at the Bunker Hill Golf Course - Special Fall 2015 Rates in Effect

The Bunker Hill Golf Course is now offering special fall rates - weekday 9-hole rate is $13.00 (price does not include golf cart), applies all day, seven days per week.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tee time, please feel free to...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Disc Golf Course - Located at Veterans' Memorial Park

Veterans' Memorial Park has a Disc Golf Course that the entire family can enjoy for FREE.

Just like traditional golf, you start out at a tee, but instead of a ball, you have a disc or Frisbee that you throw toward a basket.

Veterans' Memorial Park...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Port of Dubuque Marina - Reservations / Marina Hours

The Port of Dubuque Marina is open. You may reserve your boat slip(s) online at www.portofdubuquemarina.com.

Our Marina Store is fully stocked and staffed. Marina Store hours through October 31st are as follows: 10 am - 6 pm (Sun-Thurs) and 9 am - 7...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

City Parks are Open / Reserve Pavilions 23 Months in Advance

All City parks are officially open and pavilions are available for rental 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 Open / 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 page (www.c...Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2015

Port of Dubuque Marina - Rentals and Classes Offered

The Port of Dubuque Marina has partnered with Fever River Outfitters (Galena, IL) to offer Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals, Kayak rentals and SUP/Kayak and Yoga classes. Rentals and classes are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Po...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2013

Attention Pet Owners - 2015 Season Pet Park Tags on Sale

The 2015 Annual Pet Park tags are on sale. 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 webs...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.

Appli...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 this summer? You may reserve your pool rental dates twenty-three months in advance (months of May, June & July only).

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 Playground...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2015

Are you looking for a softball practice field?

If you are interested in reserving a softball field for practice and/or games, please contact Program Supervisor Brian Feldott at 563-589-4316 or email Brian at bfeldott@cityofdubuque.org.

An Athletic Field Use Application will need to be completed, as...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 Station 5...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...