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: July 8, 2015

Leisure Services Department - 2015 City Junior Singles Tennis Tournament

Registration forms are available at the Leisure Services Department for the 2015 City Junior Singles Tennis Tournament. We will have separate divisions for boys and girls, ages 7-14. All participants will receive two (2) guaranteed matches.

Ages 7-10 will play on Monday, August 3rd and ages 11-14 will play on Tuesday, August 4th. Matches will be held at the Dubuque Senior High School tennis courts. (Depending on tournament registration numbers, tennis courts could be utilized at Flora and/...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2015

2015 Fall Softball League Registration - Deadline is Wednesday, August 19th

The Leisure Services Department announces the 2015 Fall Slow Pitch Softball evening leagues will be offered at the McAleece Park and Recreation Complex for Men’s, Mixed and Women’s Leagues on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Teams will play seven games. Game times will be 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and/or 9:00 p.m. Resident Team Fee is $250 per team; Non-Resident Team Fee is $275 per team. (To be considered a Resident Team, 50% of your team must reside within the Dubuque city limi...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

City-wide Dodgeball Tournament - Wednesday, July 29th

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring a City-wide Dodgeball Tournament for ages 8-14 at Allison-Henderson Park on Wednesday, July 29th at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up at your neighborhood playground to participate in this FREE tournament.

For more info...Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2015

Port of Dubuque Marina - Second Annual Lighted Boat Parade is August 1st

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.

Come join us for our Second Annual Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday August 1st. This year’s t...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Movie in Comiskey Park - Tuesday, August 4th

The Multicultural Family Center is sponsoring a Movie Night in Comiskey Park on Tuesday, August 4th. The movie, Frozen, will be shown at approximately 8:30 p.m.

No pre-registration is necessary; FREE for all ages. Please make sure to bring a blanket ...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

City-wide Amateur Night - Wednesday, August 5th

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring a City-wide Amateur Night at Allison-Henderson Park, upper patio area on Wednesday, August 5th.

Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring your blanket, talent and join the fun...Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

Music in Jackson Park - Sunday, August 9th

The Multicultural Family Center is sponsoring Music in the Park on Sunday, August 9th from 6-8 p.m. at Jackson Park, located at 15th & Iowa Street.

FREE for all ages. This is a family-friendly event and will feature live entertainment, children&...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Flavors of India / India Independence Day - Friday, August 14th

The Multicultural Family Center is sponsoring the Flavors of India / India Independence Day on Friday, August 14th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Multicultural Family Center located at 1157 Central Avenue.

Pre-registration is required. FREE! Join community ...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2015

Miller Riverview Park & Campground Pirate Weekend - Saturday, August 15th

The Miller Riverview Park & Campground is celebrating Pirate Weekend on Saturday, August 15th. Only registered campers will be able to participate in this event. Prizes will be awarded for the best pirate costume.

If you are interested in making ...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2015

Summer 2015 Brochure and Neighborhood Recreation Programs - Registration Information

Our Summer 2015 brochures may be viewed online at www.cityofdubuque.org/recreation.

SUMMER 2015 REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN. Payment must be included with registration; fees may be paid by cash, check (payable to Leisure Services Department) or credit ca...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2015

Fall 2015 Leisure Services Brochure / Fall Registration Dates

Our Fall 2015 brochures will be available on Friday, August 21st. Brochures will be mailed out to students in the Dubuque public schools, as well as available online at www.cityofdubuque.org/recreation.

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY will begin the week of ...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 will run August 24th through October 16th (no program on Labor Day, September 7th); session II will run October 19th through December 11th (no program on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th).

All se...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: March 17, 2015

Come Golf at the Bunker Hill Golf Course

The Bunker Hill Golf Course is open for the 2015 season!

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.

Posted on: June 2, 2015

Discounted Amusement Park/Water Park Tickets for Sale

The Leisure Services Department is selling discounted tickets to the following amusement parks/water parks:

Great America and Hurricane Harbor (Gurnee, IL) - $44 ($69 at the gate). You will need to purchase the Hurricane Harbor ticket(s) at Great Amer...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: April 3, 2015

2015 Season Pool Passes / Daily Admission Rates for Swimming Pools

The Leisure Services Department is selling the 2015 season pool passes. Our resident season pool pass prices are as follows:

Household - $120
Adult - $76Youth - $44

Our non-resident season pool pass prices are as follows:

Household - $144
Ad...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 p...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Miller Riverview Park & Campground Special Events

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

Pirates Weekend* - Saturday, August 15th. Prizes awarded for best pirate costume. Come and enjoy a scavenger hunt and look for some treasures.

Halloween Party* ...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: June 12, 2015

2015 Bunker Hill Teen Golf League

The Leisure Services Department is pleased to announce that we are offering a Teen Golf League (Wednesday, June 17th through Wednesday, August 5th). Cost is $10, plus green fees each week.

For further information, please contact our Golf Pro Mike Sull...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

Have you thought about scheduling your employee outing, youth group activities or birthday party at the Flora and/or Sutton pools this summer?

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: June 5, 2015

Miller Riverview Park & Campground Halloween Party - Saturday, October 3rd

The Miller Riverview Park & Campground is sponsoring a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 3rd. Only registered campers will be able to participate in this event. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated camper, adult costume and youth costume...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2015

Are you looking for a softball practice field?

Weather permitting, the McAleece Recreation Complex will be available to rent softball fields for softball practice times beginning on Monday, April 13th.

For further information, please email us at parkrec@cityofdubuque.org or contact Program Supervi...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2012

After-School Sports - Flag Football / Volleyball / 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 will be offered in the Fall. Registration forms will be available late August/early September for students in grades 4 and 5.

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