Neighborhood Park Projects

Plan YOUR Park!

Eagle Valley, English Ridge, and Westbrook Neighborhood Parks Coming in 2024

Plans are being developed for parks in the Eagle Valley, English Ridge, and Westbrook neighborhoods with construction scheduled for summer 2024. The parks will serve as social and recreational focal points, providing opportunities to connect with nature and each other! 

While a neighborhood park is generally designed to serve the immediate neighborhood, these parks will be open to the entire community. The goals for the neighborhood parks are to:

  • Complement the neighborhood in which each park resides 
  • Create a space designed as an urban park within each neighborhood  
  • Incorporate accessibility (ADA compliance), equity, and sustainability throughout the design 
  • Engage neighborhood residents in the design of the park layouts and features

Neighborhood residents and community members are invited to participate in one of three ways:

online icon-01
Online Survey

This survey includes reflection questions, so allow 10 minutes to complete it. 

You are encouraged to complete the survey with your household as the reflection questions lend themselves to sharing and discussion. Residents of all ages (including children) are encouraged to participate. 

The online survey will be open through Nov. 18, 2023.

in-person icon

Let us know if you plan to attend
so we have enough materials for all participants and we can contact you in case of inclement weather.

English Ridge Neighborhood
Saturday Nov. 11, 2023 
Time: 10am 
Location: English Ridge Park Site 253 
Stone Valley Drive

Eagle Valley Neighborhood
Saturday Nov. 18, 2023 
Time: 10 a.m 
Location: Eagle Valley Park Site 2095 Harpy Eagle Court

Westbrook Neighborhood
Saturday Nov. 18, 2023 
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Westbrook Park Site 7601
North Westbrook Drive

by mail icon-01

By Mail

Call 563-589-4263 to request a paper survey by mail. Paper surveys must be returned by Nov. 18, 2023.

Following the in-person events and close of the survey, landscape architects will take the community ideas and develop plans for each park. Those plans will be shared on this page in late December. Engineering for the sites will take place through the winter with construction planned for summer 2024. 

This project is funded by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

Park Naming Process

Propose names for the English Ridge and Westbrook parks!

Eagle Valley Park is the official name of the Eagle Valley neighborhood park. The English Ridge and Westbrook neighborhood parks will be named using the City of Dubuque Park and Recreation Naming Policy. 

The proposed park names should generally fall within one of the following categories:

  • Historic events, people, and places
  • Individuals (living or non-living) or groups who have provided exceptional service to the City of Dubuque’s park system, recreation facilities, or the City as a whole
  • Major donations, including land or other contributions for the improvement and/or expansion of the park or trails system
  • Geographic location, such as naming in relationship to an adjacent street

The submission must contain at minimum the proposed name and reasons for the proposed name. In addition, proposals may be accompanied by documentation attesting to community support for the proposed name, including signed letters or petitions, as well as other supporting materials the nominator feels will assist in the review.

Leisure Services Manager Marie Ware will then evaluate whether the proposals comply with the naming policy, authenticate supporting documents, and prepare and forward the information to the Parks and Recreation Commission for consideration. The commission will then individually rank the proposals and develop their recommendations to be presented to the City Council.

Park name proposals are due Monday, Dec. 4, 2023.

For questions or more information about the planning and development of the neighborhood parks, contact the Parks Division at 563-589-4263.