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 beginning on September 18th and will conclude on 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...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 beginning on Sunday, September 18th and concluding on 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.

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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 prog...Read on...

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: August 18, 2016

End-of-Season Hours for Flora Pool

Please see the schedule listed below for our end-of-the season pool hours at Flora Pool. (NOTE: Sutton Pool is closed for the 2016 season.)

For the final week (Monday, August 22nd through Friday, August 26th) of swimming at Flora Pool, hours will be as follows:

7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Adult Swim and Water Walking

11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Preschool Playgroup. (Adults with children under the age...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

2016 Leisure Services Fall Activities Brochure / Fall Registration Information

The Leisure Services 2016 Fall Activities Brochure will become available on Friday, August 19th.

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY will begin on Monday, August 22nd.

Starting on Monday, August 29th, you may register for your fall activities per mail, email,...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: June 21, 2016

Leisure Services Department 2016-2017 Adult Winter Basketball / Volleyball Leagues

Registration information and forms for our 2016-2017 Winter Adult Basketball and/or Winter Adult Volleyball Leagues will be available in mid-August at the Leisure Services Department located at 2200 Bunker Hill Road and/or may be obtained online at www.te...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 will begin the week of September 19th. Registration forms will be delivered to the schools and available for grade 4 and 5 students on Tuesday, September 6th. Registration forms are currently available at the Leisure Services Departm...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 now 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 will begin on August 22nd through Decembe...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

Doggie Dip 2016 at Flora Pool (August 27th)

Following the final day of public swimming, the family dog is invited to take a dip in Flora Pool. The $5 admission fee per dog includes access for immediate family members.

The Flora Pool Doggie Dip is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th.

The Do...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2016

Miller Riverview Campground is Open / Upcoming Special Event (October 1st)

We welcome you to come camp with us during the 2016 season...

The Miller Riverview Campground online reservation system is live at Campers are welcome to visit the site and click on the “RESERVE A SPOT TODAY” but...Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Bunker Hill Golf Course is Open / Schedule your Golf Outings at Bunker Hill

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: June 23, 2014

City Parks Officially Open / Reserve Pavilions 23 Months in Advance

All City parks officially opened for the 2016 season on Saturday, May 7th. All City parks will officially close for the 2016 season on Sunday, October 23rd.

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: August 3, 2015

Port of Dubuque Marina / Marina Store is Open / Lighted Boat Parade

The Port of Dubuque Marina slip reservations are available online at Click on RESERVE A SLIP TODAY.

Our marina/marina store is open for the 2016 season.

While at the marina, check out the Guided Group Paddling Events, D...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 this summer? 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. The last day to reserve a private pool party at Flora Pool is Saturday, August 20th.

Sutton Pool is available for rental on Saturday and Sunday ev...Read on...