Aquatics & Pools

School of FISH Video Series

The City of Dubuque aquatic staff presents the School of FISH video series! Over the next four weeks, we will cover important summer safety topics including:  

Even though we are not at Flora and Sutton pools this year, we are still here to provide services to our community. We encourage your family to watch these videos together and discuss how they apply to your outdoor activities this summer!

Pools Not Open for 2020 Season

After thoughtful consideration and discussion of safety and budget concerns, City officials have decided that Dubuque’s public pools, Flora and Sutton, will not open for the 2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Although the Centers for Disease Control recognizes that well-balanced pool water should eliminate the spread of the Coronavirus through water, high-traffic areas and high-touch surfaces at the facility are constantly touched by patrons.  In addition, social distancing both outside and within the facility, as well as performing proper lifesaving skills, would be extremely challenging.  We realize this decision impacts many residents of all ages and we thank you for your understanding of this difficult decision. We look forward to providing safe aquatic services in the future.

For additional background on this decision, you can read a staff report at and/or listen to the discussion on this topic at the June 15 City Council meeting at


Dubuque offers two public pools including

  • Flora Pool
  • Sutton Pool

Admission Fees  

  • Age three and younger: FREE
  • Age 4-17: $2
  • Age 18 and older: $4
  • Senior Citizens, age 62 and retired: $2

Concession Stands

Concession stands are available at the outdoor pools. Carry-in food and beverages are not allowed.  The concession stands are now operated by Leisure Services, rather than contracted out like in previous years.

Locker Rooms

There are coin-operated lockers available that cost $0.25. Patrons may still bring their own padlocks to secure personal property, which must be removed daily.

CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT TOILET TRAINED MUST WEAR A SWIM DIAPER. The pool sells swim diapers at the front desk for $1. Diaper changes must occur in the locker rooms.

For additional information please contact the Leisure Services Department at 563.589.4263.

Breastfeeding Policy

Breastfeeding is allowed at both Flora and Sutton Pools. Bottle feeding of infants is also allowed on the pool deck or concession areas only. Glass or breakable plastic bottles are not allowed in the facility nor are any bottles allowed in the water. Please click here to view the full policy.


  1. Janna Beau | email
    Recreation Supervisor
    Phone: 563.589.4315
    Fax: 563.589.4391

    Bunker Hill
    2200 Bunker Hill Rd. Dubuque, IA 52001
    Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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