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 parkrec@cityofdubuque.org or call us during open hours at 563-589-4263. You may also view our department information at any one of the foll...

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Posted on: November 27, 2016

Leisure Services Department - Office Closed on December 23, 26 and 30; January 2

With the upcoming holidays, the Leisure Services Department will be closed on the following dates:

Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th – Christmas holiday

Friday, December 30th and Monday, January 2nd – New Year holiday

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

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.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

"Reflections in the Park" - Held at Louis Murphy Park

Hillcrest Family Services is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Festival of Lights, "Reflections in the Park".

Drive through Louis Murphy Park (located at 1700 South Grandview Avenue) and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday season.

Hours of operation are as follows: Open daily from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, January 1st, 2017.

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

Leisure Services Fall 2016 Activities Brochure / Fall Registration Information

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

1. ONLINE at www.cityofdubuque.org/recrea...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Fall Playtime for Tots - Last Day is Friday, December 9th

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.

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Winter-Spring Playtime for Tots - Starts on Monday, January 9th

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 begins on Monday, December 5th for persons within the income guidelines.  Persons above the income guidelines and non-residents will not be accepted until Monday, December 12th.  (NOTE:  Children age 4 will be allowed to re...

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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 www.cityofdubuque.org/recreation. A small convenience fee is charged by the hosting company and this fee is non-refundable. (Payment accepted by MasterCard ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

2016 - 2017 Open Gyms - Granny Basketball / Family Open Basketball Will Resume in January

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring Granny Basketball Open Gym Play on Monday evenings at Eisenhower Elementary School AND Family Open Basketball Open Gym Play on Friday evenings at Roosevelt Middle School through March 27th, 2017. FREE!

Please see below for the December schedule for GRANNY BASKETBALL from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Eisenhower Elementary School located at 3170 Spring Valley Road:

December 5th, 12th and 19th.  Please bring your own basketball.

NOTE:  We will not have...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

2016 - 2017 Neighborhood Recreation FREE Open Gym Program

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 5th, 2017. Please see below for times:

GRADES 3 THRU 5: (Organized activities planned which may include games, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, crafts and more!) Saturday 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.at Audubon Sunday 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. at Prescott

GRADES 6 THRU 8: (Open gym play available.) Friday 6:00 to ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Bunker Hill Golf Course - 2017 Season Passes On Sale / Schedule Your 2017 Golf Outings

Even though Bunker Hill Golf Course is closed for the 2016 season, the Pro Shop is open to provide all your golfing needs in our fully stocked pro shop.  Don't forget to purchase your 2017 season golf pass and/or gift card(s).

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

City Parks Are Officially Closed / Reserve Pavilions 23 Months in Advance

All City of Dubuque parks are officially closed for the 2016 season.

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 allo...

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Miller Riverview Campground - Closed for the 2016 Season

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


For further information or questions, please contact the Leisure Services Department at 563-589-4263.

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Port of Dubuque Marina - Closed for the 2016 Season

The Port of Dubuque Marina is officially closed for the 2016 season.

For the upcoming 2017 season, don't forget to reserve your boat slips. The Port of Dubuque Marina slip reservations are available online at www.portofdubuquemarina.com. Click on RESERVE A...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Classes held at the Dubuque Community Y

The Leisure Services Department is offering a Lifeguard Certification class at the Dubuque Community Y in December.

Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you'll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. Successful completion results in a 2-year certification in ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

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 TENNIS registration deadline was on Friday, November 11th for grade 4 and 5 students. The tennis program dates will be between November 28th and December 8th. This intramural program will meet 90 minutes following school dismissal and will em...

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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 programs...

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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 a...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

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 Playground is avai...

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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:  $25.00 for residents; $35.00 for non-residents or $1.00 daily fee (self-registration statio...

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