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: 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, scorekeepers, 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: October 10, 2014

Winter / Spring 2014-2015 Brochures

The Leisure Services Department Winter/Spring 2014-2015 brochures have arrived and registration is now taking place.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Leisure Services Department at 563-589-4263 or email us at parkrec@cityofd...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Playtime for Tots - Winter / Spring 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.

Session I (Winter) began on January 12th and will continue through March 6th and Session II (Spring) will run from March 23rd through May 15th. All sessions are held at the Comiskey Center. Morning session is from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and afternoon session...Read on...

Posted on: December 30, 2014

Book Drive - Get Books Into Every Home In Dubuque (through February 20th)

Frederick Douglass' words ring true today - "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

AmeriCorps VISTAs, along with the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, are working on a Book Drive for families without books. In order to have the most successful book drive possible, we are seeking the following:

1. Asking Community Businesses...Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2014

Have you visited our NEW Facebook page?

Leisure Services is out to a great start letting people know about our NEW Facebook page (City of Dubuque - Leisure Services) and we thank you! Our goal is to reach 1,000 Facebook "Friends" that LIKE us by the end of January. Can you help us?

If the Leisure Services Department reaches 1,000 "LIKES" by the end of January, we will be giving out some great prizes to random "'friends" that will include a Summer 2015 Children's Pool Party (includes the water playgr...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2015

FREE Neighborhood Recreation Programs at Lincoln Elementary School

The Leisure Services Department announces FREE Neighborhood Recreation Programs at Lincoln Elementary School located at 555 Nevada Street.

Pre-registration is required; registration due three days before the start of each program registered for. Cla...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2015

City Post-Season Basketball Tournament

The 2015 Leisure Services Department City Post-Season Basketball Tournament registration forms are now available. Only City Recreation Division teams are eligible for Class A, B, C and D. See below for more information:

All Leisure Services Department basketball league teams are eligible to enter the post-season basketball tournament. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline is Friday, February 13th. Team entry fee is $66. ...Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2014

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Class Offered in February 2015

The Leisure Services Department is offering an American Red Cross Lifeguarding class to be held at the Hempstead High School Swimming Pool located at 3715 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Leisure Services Department is currently accepting registrations for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding class to be held on Friday, February 20th from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, February 21st from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, February 22nd from 1 to 5...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2015

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Mystique Community Ice Center - March 21st

The Leisure Services Department invites you to join us for a FREE family-friendly Easter egg hunt at the Mystique Community Ice Center on Saturday, March 21st from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

The egg hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by FREE open skati...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2014

21st Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament - March 20-22 and March 27-29

The alumni basketball tournament is open for high school graduates of Hempstead, Senior, Wahlert and East Dubuque. Maximum of 16 teams per men's division allowed; women's tournament format will be determined by the number of entries. See below for info.

Masters Division, graduate in 1994 or earlier
Classic Division, graduate of 1995 - 2004Modern Division, graduate of 2005 - 2014
Women's Division, graduate of any year

The Modern and Women's Divisions will play on March 20th, 21st and ...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. Reservation fee is $10 per hour.

For further information, please email us at parkrec@cityofdubuq...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2015

30th Annual Pre-Season Adult Softball Tournament - Saturday, May 2nd

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring the 30th Annual Pre-Season Adult Softball Tournament to be held on Saturday, May 2nd.

Pre-season softball tournament information is available within our Adult League Softball Registration packets. Registration now in process; deadline date is Friday, April 24th. Fee is $59.

For more information, please email us at parkrec@cityofdubu...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2015

2015 Adult Softball League - Leagues Begin the Week of May 3rd

The Leisure Services Department is asking that you gather your friends and/or co-workers to form an adult softball team to play in our recreational leagues this summer! Our 14-game schedule will begin the week of May 3rd. See below for info.

Adult softball team registration information is now available. Feel free to stop by the Leisure Services Department between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to pickup your softball registration information for our men's, women's and/or coed ...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2015

2015 Adult Volleyball League - Leagues Begin the Week of May 4th

The Leisure Services Department is asking that you join in on the fun and participate in the lifetime sport of volleyball outdoors this summer by forming your own men's, women's or mixed volleyball team. See below for info.

Adult volleyball team registration information will be available soon. During the month of January/early February, please feel free to stop by the Leisure Services Department between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to pickup your volleyball registration ...Read on...

Posted on: December 30, 2014

3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament

The Leisure Services Department and the YMCA/YWCA are sponsoring a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for ages 9-14 on Saturday, April 11 beginning at 10:00 a.m.. Tournament games will be held @ the YMCA/YWCA, located at 35 N. Booth Street.

Basketball divisions will be based on age - see below:

Division I, ages 13-14
Division II, ages 11-12Division III, ages 9-10

Trophies and other prizes will be awarded to teams that place first or second in their division.

Registration materi...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: November 13, 2014

Bunker Hill Golf Course-January & February Pro Shop Hours/Sale/Clubhouse Rentals/2015 Season Pass

Although the Bunker Hill Golf Course is closed for the 2014 season, our Pro Shop will be open and we are having a SALE. Take advantage of our Pro Shop January and February Sale - clearance table with items 50% off or 75% off if you buy 2 clearance items ...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: December 10, 2014

Are You Interested in Learning to Ski and/or Snowboard This Winter?

The Leisure Services Department and Sundown Mountain Resort are offering a number of winter classes for all ages this season. In our Winter/Spring 2014-2015 brochure, we are offering and accepting registrations for the following classes at Sundown Mounta...Read on...

Posted on: December 26, 2014

Open Swim / Adult Swim and Waterwalking at the Hempstead High School Swimming Pool

The Hempstead High School Pool will be open for public swimming on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Adult lap swim/water walking is from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The 2015 winter season will run through Sunday, February 22nd.

Admission rates: .50...Read on...

Posted on: December 26, 2014

Swimming Pool and Water Playground Rentals - Dates Available for 2015

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 Playgrou...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2012

After-School Sports - Basketball / Track / Flag Football / Volleyball

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 BOYS' AND GIRLS' BASKETBALL registration is complete and basketball practices have begun. (NOTE: Basketball practice schedules were mailed to students' homes on Thursday, January 15th.)

AFTER-SCHOOL TRACK will be off...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

2015 Neighborhood Recreation Open Gym Program - February

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 8th. Please see below for times:

GRADES 3 THRU 5: (Organized activities planned which may include games, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, crafts and more!)

Saturdays
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Audubon

Sundays1:00 to 2:15 p.m. at Prescott

GRADES 6 THRU 8: (Open gym play availab...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

Granny Basketball Open Gym - February 2015

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring Granny Basketball Open Gym Play for ages 50+ on Monday evenings, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary School, 555 Nevada Street, through March 30th. See below for the February schedule:

February 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

FREE admission! Please bring your own basketball.


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

Posted on: January 21, 2015

"Baby Boomer" Basketball Open Gym - February 2015

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring “Baby Boomer” Basketball Open Gym Play for ages 50+ on Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Roosevelt Middle School, 2001 Radford Road, through March 18th. See below for the February schedule:

February 4th, 11th and 18th

FREE admission! Please bring your own basketball.


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

Posted on: December 26, 2014

Family Basketball Open Gym - January 2015

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring a Family Basketball Open Gym Program on Friday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Roosevelt Middle School, 2001 Radford Road, through March 20th. See below for the January schedule:

TONIGHT (January 30th)

FREE admission! Please bring your own basketball.


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

Posted on: January 23, 2015

Family Basketball Open Gym - February 2015

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring a Family Basketball Open Gym Program on Friday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Roosevelt Middle School, 2001 Radford Road, through March 20th. See below for the February schedule:

February 6th, 13th and 20th

Admission is $1.00 per person. Please bring your own basketball.

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

Posted on: June 23, 2014

City Parks CLOSED for the 2014 Season / Reserve Pavilions 23 Months in Advance

All City parks are officially open and pavilions are available for rental from the first Saturday in May 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: July 31, 2014

Miller Riverview Park & Campground is CLOSED for the 2014 Season

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 Leisure Services Department announces that the last night for camping at the Miller Riverview Park and Campground was Sunday, October 26th, 2014.

We look forward to seeing you in 2015.

For further information, please contact the Leisure Services...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2014

After-School Programs Offered at Fulton, Lincoln, Marshall and Prescott Elementary Schools

The Leisure Services Department is offering a FREE after-school program at the following Dubuque Community School District elementary schools: Fulton, Lincoln, Marshall and Prescott.

Students will engage in character development, health and fitness, s...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 located at 2200 Bunker Hill Road, City Hall-Finance Department located at 50 West 11th, or print the permit form from our website at www.cityofdubuque.org/parks and mail/...Read on...