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: September 28, 2016

Miller Riverview Campground is Closed for the 2016 Season

The Miller Riverview Park and Campground is now 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.

With river levels remaining higher than normal for an extended period of time, it is unlikely that th...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Port of Dubuque Marina - Ice Harbor Flood Gates Closed

UPDATE: With the rising waters of the Mississippi River, the Ice Harbor flood control gates are closed. NO BOAT TRAFFIC into or out of the Port of Dubuque Marina until the river level recedes below 16.5 feet.

With the closing of the Ice Harbor flood control gates, the Marina convenience store will remain open to provide all normal services and benefits to visitors. Stop by and see us for some great end-of-the-season sales.

When the Mississippi River recede...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: 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: March 9, 2016

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

SPECIAL FALL RATE: Beginning on October 1st, 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: July 15, 2016

Playtime for Tots - Fall 2016

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.

Registration materials are available. Session I dates are August 22nd-October 14th; Session II dates are October 17th-December 9th. See Fall information listed below.

The Fall session of Playtime for Tots began on August 22nd and will continue throug...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: 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 SOCCER practice schedules have been emailed to students. This intramural program will meet for 90 minutes following school dismissal and will emphasize learning soccer fundamentals, team concepts, sportsmanship, participation, improved healt...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Leisure Services Department 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: 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: 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 2016 season on Sunday, October 23rd. (NOTE: Due to flooding along the Mississippi River, pavilions at Miller Riverview Park/Campground are currently closed.)

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: 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...

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...