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Posted on: April 24, 2014

CITY-WIDE SPECIAL EVENT - TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY, JULY 23RD)

Please see the special event listed below for TONIGHT (Wednesday July 23rd):

City-wide playground carnival at Allison-Henderson Park from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Fun-filled evening for all ages. A variety of booths, refreshments and drawings for prizes throughout the evening. A minimum fee will be charged to purchase tickets for 5 cents and 10 cents each. (A total of $2 per person will cover the evenings' activities.)

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

Posted on: December 5, 2013

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: 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: July 22, 2014

"MORNING AT THE MOVIES" WITH THE GIRL SCOUTS AND MINDFRAME THEATER - TUESDAY, JULY 29TH

On Tuesday, July 29th, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois are sponsoring a "Morning at the Movies". Please see below for additional information.

If you are interested in attending a FREE movie (Frozen) and enjoying some free popcorn and water, please arrive at 8:15 a.m. at either the Comiskey Park building located at 255 East 24th Street OR the Boys & Girls Club located at 1299 Locust Street on Tuesday, July 29th, to catch the bus to Mindframe Theater, located at 555 John F. Kennedy Road.

All children will be accompanied by Girl Scout Outreach Staff. Popcorn and water will be provided, however the concession stand will be open to purchase other items if the girls would like to bring money for those purchases.

At the conclusion of the movie, the girls and staff will ride the city bus back to the same bus stop location and return to their program site around 12:30 p.m.

In order to participate, permission slips must be signed by parent/guardian to attend. Permission slips are available at the following locations:

Leisure Services Department, 2200 Bunker Hill RoadBoys and Girls Club, 1299 Locust Street
City Hall, 50 West 13th StreetComiskey Park Playground, 255 East 24th Street
Prescott School Playground, 1151 White StreetMulticultural Family Center, 1157 Central Avenue
Girl Scout Programs

For further information, please contact the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois at 563-583-9169Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2014

LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT - 2014 CITY JUNIOR SINGLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT

The 2014 City Junior Singles Tennis Tournament will be held beginning Monday, August 4th. See below for more information.

Our 2014 City Junior Singles Tennis Tournament is open to all players from the entire city and two matches are guaranteed. Age brackets are 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 and 13/14.

Entry fee is $5.00 (minimum of four entries for each division will be required ...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT - 2014 FALL SOFTBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION MATERIALS NOW AVAILABLE

The Leisure Services Department is offering 2014 Fall Softball Leagues beginning play in early September at the McAleece Sports Complex.

Men's, women's and mixed fall softball leagues will be offered Monday through Thursday evenings, tentatively beginning the week after Labor Day or when our 2014 summer leagues have completed. Seven games guaranteed; league play is for ages 18 and older. Cost is $250 per team, plus $13 per non-resident player*. (*NOTE: All non-resident fees paid from summer 2014 leagues will carry-over for the fall 2014 leagues.)

Our 2014 Fall softball league registration materials are now available at the Leisure Services Department or later this week you may obtain registration materials online at www.teamsideline.com/dubuque; select Registration Materials. If you wish to have Fall softball registration materials sent to you via email, please contact Brian Feldott, Recreation Program Supervisor, at 563-589-4316 or email Brian at bfeldott@cityofdubuque.org.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20THRead on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT - 2014 FALL BROCHURES / ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 25TH

Our Fall 2014 brochures will be delivered to the Leisure Services Department on Friday, August 22nd. (NOTE: Fall brochures will be mailed on August 22nd to the homes of Dubuque Community School District students in grades Kindergarten through grade 5.) ...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2014

LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT - 2014 SUMMER REGISTRATION STILL IN PROCESS

You may register online with a MasterCard and/or Visa credit card at www.cityofdubuque.org/recreation; click on the Register Now button.

If registering by mail, e-mail, in-person, fax and/or drop-in mail slot, payment must be included with registration...Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2014

DISCOUNTED AMUSEMENT PARK / WATER PARK TICKETS ON SALE

If you're planning a vacation and want to save money, purchase your discounted tickets at the Leisure Services Department.

The Leisure Services Department has the following amusement / water park tickets in stock and on sale:

Blank Park Zoo (Des Moines, IA)
Lost Island Water Park (Waterloo, IA)Mt. Olympus (Wisconsin Dells, WI)
Noah's Ark (Wisconsin Dells, WI)Six Flags - Great America (Gurnee, IL)
Six Flags (St. Louis, MO)Valley Fair (Shakopee, MN)

Payment accepted with cash, MasterCard or Visa only for all amusement / water parks.

Refunds for all amusement / water parks will be issued if requested by Friday, August 29th, only if originally paid by credit card.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

Posted on: April 24, 2014

2014 SEASON POOL PASSES ARE ON SALE AT THE LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Don't forget to purchase your 2014 season swim pass(es) at the Leisure Services Department. Please see below for additional information regarding the passes and pool closing dates.

If you are unable to come into the office during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., please visit our website at www.cityofdubuque.org/recreation and select Aquatics & Pools. Season swim pass forms may be found online by selecting Swim Passes and downloading the form by clicking on Season Pass Application Form.

Swim pass rates are as follows:

• Youth pass, $34 for resident and $44 for non-resident
• Adult pass, $60 for resident and $72 for non-resident• Household pass, $94 for resident and $122 for non-resident

All swim pass purchasers must show proof of residency. Passes are effective through May 1st, 2015. (NOTE: Sutton Pool will close on Saturday, August 16th and Flora Pool will close on Saturday, August 23rd.)

If you have any questions, please contact the Leisure Services Department at 563-589-4263 or email us at parkrec@cityofdubuque.orgRead on...

Posted on: April 24, 2014

CITY-WIDE SPECIAL EVENT - WEDNESDAY, JULY 30TH

Please see the special event listed below for Wednesday, July 30th:

City-wide amateur night at Allison-Henderson Park, upper patio. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. and show begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring your blanket, talent and join the fun.

For further information, please contact the Leisure Services Department at 563-...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

PORT OF DUBUQUE MARINA - FIRST ANNUAL LIGHTED BOAT PARADE ON AUGUST 2ND

The Port of Dubuque Marina will be hosting its First Annual Lighted Boat Parade. Please see information below:

The Port of Dubuque Marina will be hosting its First Annual Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, August 2nd.

Local boats of all makes and models will be on display to light up the Mississippi River on Saturday, August 2nd at dusk (around 9:00 p.m.) Judging...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

CITY PARKS ARE OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON / RESERVE PAVILIONS 23 MONTHS IN ADVANCE!

All City parks are open for the 2014 season through and including Sunday, October 26th.

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: 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 at 2200 Bunker Hill Road, City Hall-Finance Department at 50 West 11th, or print the permit form from our website at www.cityofdubuque.org/parks and mail/fax the form i...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2014

FLORA & SUTTON SWIMMING POOLS ARE OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON

The Leisure Services Department announces that the Flora Park and Nicholas J. Sutton Swimming Pools are now open. See below for more information:

Regular hours of operation are as follows for the Nicholas J. Sutton Swimming Pool through Saturday, August 16th:

Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 and 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (CLOSED FOR EVENING HOURS DUE TO PRIVAT...Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2013

LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING SWIMMING LESSONS - LAST SESSION BEGINS ON MONDAY, JULY 28TH

Our summer 2014 swimming lessons are in session at the Flora and Sutton swimming pools. Swim classes meet for eight, thirty-five minute lessons. Our last session of swim lessons will begin on Monday, July 28th through August 7th.

The following swim s...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2014

LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT - 2014 CITY-WIDE SPECIAL EVENTS

Please see the list below of our CITY-WIDE SPECIAL EVENTS for the 2014 season. Events are FREE unless otherwise indicated.

JULY 23RD - CITY-WIDE PLAYGROUND CARNIVAL AT ALLISON-HENDERSON PARK, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Fun-filled evening for all ages. A variety of booths, refreshments and drawings for prizes throughout the evening. A minimum fee will be charged.

JULY 30TH - CITY-...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

CONCERTS IN EAGLE POINT PARK - LAST CONCERT IS JULY 31ST!

The Tri-State Wind Symphony provides FREE concerts at the Band Shell in Eagle Point Park every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm through July 31st.

The concert is free to attend, but vehicles entering Eagle Point Park are subject to the $1.00 entrance fee in...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

STORYBOOK HILL CHILDREN'S ZOO - OPEN THROUGH LABOR DAY

Just two miles outside the City limits of Dubuque, you will come across the Storybook Hill Children's Zoo located inside the Franklin D. Roosevelt Park, located at 12345 North Cascade Road.

The Zoo is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm through Labor Day, rain or shine.

FREE admission.

The Zoo is a replica of an American farm from the 1940's and contains a variety of animals that a person visiting this time period might see on an actual farm.

If you are interested in reserving the Open Air pavilion at the Storybook Hill Children's Zoo for your special event/party, please call 563-588-2551 (during Zoo operating hours) or 563-556-7410 (during non-Zoo operating hours). Rental fee is $50.Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

PORT OF DUBUQUE MARINA IS OPEN / DOCKSIDE BAGS TOURNAMENTS / FIRST ANNUAL LIGHTED BOAT PARADE

The Port of Dubuque Marina is open for the 2014 season. Easily accessible boat services including gas and pump-out available at our fuel dock. Slip rentals available for 3-hour and overnight stay which includes bathrooms, showers and laundry. Don’t forget...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

MILLER RIVERVIEW CAMPGROUND ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE HAS BEEN DELAYED DUE TO FLOODING

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.

Due to flooding at the Miller Riverview Park and Campground, the opening date has been delayed. Camping reservations for remaining openings of the Labor Day holiday, as well as all other dates for the 2014 camping season cannot be accepted until the Mil...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

MUSIC IN JACKSON PARK - SUNDAY, AUGUST 10TH

Join your friends/neighbors for a fun evening of music, food and socializing at Jackson Park, located at 15th and Main Streets. The concert is from 6-8 pm on Sunday, August 10th.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association, Multicultural Family Center, St. Mark Youth Enrichment and the City of Dubuque are sponsoring this concert as a way to encourage fun, family-oriented usage of their neighborhood park and to showcase a variety of local bands. On Sunday, August 10th a band will be performing (TBA).

A light meal and beverages will be provided free of charge. This is definitely a fun event for kids of all ages and its all free! Don't forget to bring your lawn chair and/or blanketRead on...

Posted on: April 24, 2014

MOVIE IN COMISKEY PARK - COME JOIN US FOR A FREE NIGHT AT THE MOVIES ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 12TH

Free, family-friendly event sponsored by the Multicultural Family Center and Mindframe Theater.

Come join us for the following FREE "movie nights" held at Comiskey Park, located at 255 East 24th Street. Don't forget to bring a blanket and/or chair.

Tuesday, August 12th, "The Lego Movie" shown at sundown (8:30 pm)

If you have any questions, please contact the Multicultural Family Center at 563-582-3681 or email them at www.mfcdbq.orgRead on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

2014 DOGGIE DIP - SUNDAY, AUGUST 17TH (Sutton Pool) & SUNDAY, AUGUST 24TH (Flora Pool)

Following the final day of public swimming, the family dog is invited to take a dip in Suton Pool on Sunday afternoon, August 17th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm; and in Flora Pool on Sunday afternoon, August 24th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The $5 admission fee per ...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

BUNKER HILL GOLF COURSE IS OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON

The Bunker Hill Golf Course is OPEN for the 2014 season. Don't forget to stop inside our Pro Shop.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tee time, please feel free to contact the Pro Shop at 563-589-4261 or www.golfbunkerhill.com.Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

CONCERTS AT MARSHALL PARK, DUBUQUE ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

The 2014 Concert Series began on June 1st and will conclude on Sunday, August 24th. All concerts are on Sunday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Packard Amphitheater, located inside Marshall Park at 3800 Arboretum Drive.

Concerts are free to the p...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT - 2014-2015 WINTER ADULT BASKETBALL / VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES

Team registration for our Adult Basketball and/or Adult Volleyball leagues will take place in August and September. (NOTE: Dates/Fees to be announced at a later date.)

Registration information and forms for our 2014-2015 Winter Adult Basketball and/or Adult Volleyball Leagues will be available in mid-August at the Leisure Services Department.

Registration materials will be available later this summer and may be obt...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT - NEW ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

Are you ready for some flag football? This Fall, the Leisure Services Department will be introducing a recreational football league for men on Sunday afternoons/evenings .

Our Adult Flag Football program will be 6-on-6 football, playing a 7-game schedule. Rosters must contain a minimum of six players, and all players must be 18 years old and older to play. This recreational adult league begins play on September 7th with g...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2012

AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS FOR GRADE 4 AND 5 STUDENTS

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 will be offered in the Fall of 2014. Registration forms will be available late August for students in grades 4 and 5.

AFTER-SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL will be offered in the Fall of 2014. Registration forms will be available late A...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2013

RENTALS AT THE BUNKER HILL GOLF COURSE CLUBHOUSE AND COMISKEY CENTER

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...