Posted on: October 14, 2016

Leisure Services Winter-Spring Activities Brochure / Registration Information

The Leisure Services Winter-Spring Activities Brochure has arrived and was mailed out to elementary school students on December 16th. The brochures have also been delivered to the Holy Family Schools on December 16th for distribution.

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: December 25, 2016

Family Scholarship Program

The Leisure Services Department will be providing scholarships for resident low-income qualifying families. See below for details.

Starting on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017, $125 credit will be added to computer account for the first 150 families (first-come, first-served basis) that turn in their completed scholarship application forms to the Leisure Services Department, 2200 Bunker Hi...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Limited Sledding at Bunker Hill Golf Course

Sledding will be limited at Bunker Hill Golf Course for the remainder of the 2017 season due to a storm sewer repair project on part of the golf course.

All sledding areas along the North Grandview Avenue side of Bunker Hill Golf Course are CLOSED IMMEDIAT...

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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.

Applicat...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

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 February.

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 certific...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Outdoor Ice Skating Available at Allison-Henderson Park

The Leisure Services Department is proud to announce that the outdoor hockey rink at Allison-Henderson Park (located at Grandview Avenue and Loras Boulevard) is open!

Ice rink lights are available for usage between the hours of 4:30 to 9:30 pm.  (...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Reserving Softball Fields for Softball Practices

Starting Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017, the Leisure Services Department will be accepting Athletic Field Usage applications.

For reservation fees and further information, please contact Brian Feldott at 563-589-4316 or bfeldott@cityofdubuque.org.

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Adaptive Sports Open Gym Programs

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 25, 2016

January & February Open Gyms - Granny Basketball / Family Open Basketball

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. FREE!

Please see below for the January and February schedule for GRANNY BASKETBALL from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Eisenhower Elementary School located at 3170 Spring Valley Road (bring your own basketball):

January 23rd and 30th

February 6th, 13th and 27th

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Adult Lap Swim/Waterwalking and Open Swimming at the Hempstead H.S. Swimming Pool

Continue your waterwalking activity from this past summer and fall at the Hempstead High School swimming pool. See below for more information:

Adult Lap Swim and Waterwalking will be held on Sunday afternoons through March 26th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.  (NOTE:  No program on Sunday, January 29th or Sunday, March 12th.)

Open Swimming will be held on Sunday afternoons through March 26...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Winter-Spring Playtime for Tots

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 for Winter-Spring Playtime for Tots is now available.

Session I (Winter) dates are January 9th-March 3rd (no class on January 16th).  Session II (Spring) dates are March 20th-May 12th.  Playtime for Tots is held at the Comiskey Cente...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

After-School Sports for Grades 4 and 5 - Basketball Deadline is January 23rd

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 BASKETBALL.  This intramural program will meet for 90 minutes following school dismissal and will emphasize learning basketball fundamentals, team concepts, sportsmanship, participation, improved health/fitness and fun! Practices wil...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Bald Eagle Watch - Saturday, January 21st

Come join us for the Bald Eagle Watch on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Grand River Center.

Experts will be showing live eagles, hawks and owls.  On-going features include children's activities, nature exhibits, wildlife vendors, g...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

2017 Leisure Services Department Adult Softball and Volleyball Leagues

It's now time to gather your friends, family members and/or co-workers to form an adult softball and/or volleyball team to play in our recreation leagues this coming summer.

Leisure Services will be conducting adult softball and adult volleyball team registration beginning on Monday, January 23rd.

Our Adult Softball Leagues will begin their 14-game schedule play at the McAleece Recreation Complex and Veterans' Memoria...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

23rd Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament - March 31-April 2; April 7-9

Are you interested in playing in our 23rd Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament?

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring the 23rd Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament.  Our basketball tournament is open for high school graduates of East Dubuque, Hempstead, Senior and Wahlert.  We will be using a consolation tour...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Winter-Spring Special Population Activities (Therapeutic Recreation)

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 ou...

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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 $300.

Sutton Pool is available for rental on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $225.

The Flora and/or Sutton Water Playground&am...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

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. 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: 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: January 10, 2017

4th Annual Lighted Boat Parade - Saturday, August 5th

Mark your calendar for our 4th Annual Lighted Boat Parade to be held at the Port of Dubuque Marina on Saturday, August 5th.  This year's theme is Mardi Gras on the Mississippi.  At dusk, local boats of all makes and models will be on display...

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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: 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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