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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Dubuque Mayor Urges Residents to Stay Home

Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol is strongly recommending all residents to voluntarily stay home for at least 14 days in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus(COVID-19).

“It is critical that we all heed the direction from the Governor and our public health officials and avoid all unnecessary contact with others. The best way to do that is to stay home,” said Buol.  “Unless you have t...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City of Dubuque Bill/Fee Payments During COVID-19 Closures

To reduce potential spread of COVID-19, the City of Dubuque is suspending all face to face and in-person payment transactions until further notice at the following City locations:

  • City Hall
  • City Hall Annex
  • Leisure Services Department Office at Bunker Hill
  • Housing and Community Development Department at Historic Federal Building* (*this building remains open to public access but there is no public access to the Housing and Community De...
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Dubuque News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

April 1, 2020 is Census Day!

April 1, 2020 is Census Day! By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.

The Census Bureau and the City’s Complete Count Committee are challenging every resident of Dubuque to respond to the census to help ensure a complete, accurate and timely census count in 2020. Census results shape the future of communities, as ...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Delay in Processing Payments for City of Dubuque Utility Bills

Due to a temporary work from home policy implemented for City of Dubuque employees, the Utility Billing Department has been unable to process utility bill payments since Tuesday, March 24.

The City estimates an approximate two-week delay in posting payments to accounts. During this time, utility bills will continue to be issued. As a result, any accounts that submitted payment online through WaterSmart, by mail, by phone, via the City Hall ...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Temporarily Suspends Some Fees to Assist Residents

Following Mayor Roy D. Buol’s State of Emergency proclamation on March 16, the City of Dubuque has taken steps to assist residents experiencing hardship associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Water shut-offs on past due accounts are temporarily suspended. Disconnection notices are not being issued.
  • Late fees on past due utility bills are temporarily suspended starting March 20, 2020.
  • The Jule has suspended fares and is providing free rides throu...
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Dubuque News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

City of Dubuque Playground Equipment and the Flora Skate Park Closed

The City of Dubuque is closing its playground areas and play structures as well as the Flora Skate Park to the public as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The City of Dubuque is closing its playground areas and play structures as well as the Flora Skate Park to the public as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic. City parks will remain open but the more than 50 playground areas contai...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Dubuque Suspends Parking Fees in City-Owned Ramps and Lots

The City of Dubuque is temporarily suspending all parking fees associated with City-owned parking lots and ramps through the month of April.

Monthly parking fees for City lots and ramps, as well as hourly and daily parking ramp and lot fees, are covered by this suspension. All monthly permit holders will retain their current parking spaces during the suspension but w...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City Suspending Enforcement of Parking Meter Expiration Violations

Effective immediately, the City of Dubuque is temporarily suspending enforcement of parking meter expiration violations through April 12, 2020. During this time parking customers are not required to feed/pay parking meters in Dubuque.

All other street parking regulations will continue to be enforced in accordance with City code, including but not limited to: street storage (vehicles parked on the street longer than 24 hours without moving), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) spot co...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mayor Declares State of Emergency

Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol will declare a state of emergency in Dubuque in response the coronavirus (COVID-10).

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County but the proclamation follows the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) notification of community spread of the virus in Iowa and recommendation of the immediate impleme...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Dubuque County

A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Dubuque County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is self-isolating at home.

A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Dubuque County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is self-isolating at home.“While this is Dubuque County’s first case, it will not be ...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

City's Weekly Yard Waste Collections to Resume April 6

The City of Dubuque will resume its regular weekly curbside collection of yard waste and food scraps on Monday, April 6, 2020. Yard waste and food scraps will be collected on customers’ regular curbside collection days.

The City is temporarily suspending the need for customers to attach single-use yard waste stickers or annual yard waste decals to collections through April 12. Yard waste and food scraps collections must be placed in paper yard waste bags, 35-gal...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Applications Open for City of Dubuque Large Neighborhood Grants

The City of Dubuque and the Dubuque Community Development Advisory Commission are now accepting competitive applications for the Large Neighborhood Grant Program. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 13, 2020.

The Large Neighborhood Grant Program is designed to support projects undertaken by neighborhood associations and other non-profit organizations to support the empowerment of residents to address needs and opportunities to make their neighborhoods more liv...

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Dubuque News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Applications Open for City of Dubuque Arts and Culture Operating Support & Special Projects Grants

The City of Dubuque and the Dubuque Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission are now accepting competitive applications from all eligible parties for Operating Support and Special Projects Grants for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 grant cycle.

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The City of Dubuque and the Dubuque Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission are now accepting competitive applications from all eligible parties for Operating Support and Special Projects Grants for the fiscal year (FY) 20...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Welcome to the Leisure Services Department

Hello and Welcome to the City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department. Please see below for our recent State of Emergency regarding COVID-19:

For the protection of the residents, program participants, their families, City staff and the contractors teaching ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

City of Dubuque Playground Areas / Flora Park Skate Park / McAleece Skate Park - CLOSED

The City of Dubuque is closing its playground areas and play structures, as well as the Flora Park Skate Park and McAleece Skate Park to the public as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for more information.

As of Friday, March 27th, City parks will remain open but the more than 50 playground areas containing over 250 play units within those parks, as well as the Flora Park Skate Park and the McAleece Skate Park will be CLOSED.  These areas are extre...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Leisure Services SUMMER 2020 Activities Brochures / Registration - DELAYED

The release date of our Summer 2020 Activities Brochure, as well as registration dates for summer programs is being delayed.

We will keep everyone updated on the status of our Summer 2020 Activities Brochure and registration dates as soon as they become av...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

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.  Application instructions and job opportunities are posted at our City of Dubuque ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Pet Park is CLOSED until Sunday, April 12th, 2020

The Pet Park, located adjacent to the Bunker Hill Golf Course on North Grandview Avenue, will be CLOSED until Sunday, April 12th, 2020.

Any questions, please CALL the Leisure Services Department at 563-589-4263.

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Family Scholarships Are Still Available

UPDATE:  Due to the State of Emergency regarding COVID-19, the Leisure Services Department and the Multicultural Family Center are closed through at least Sunday, April 12th, 2020.  You may turn in your Family Scholarship Application by ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Adult Athletics / Registration Deadline for Summer 2020 Leagues

Please see information below regarding our Pre-Season Adult Softball Tournament, 2020 Adult Summer Softball Leagues and our 2020 Adult Summer Volleyball Leagues.

If you are interested in registering for our pre-season softball tournament, our adult softball or adult volleyball league(s), please CALL the Leisure Services Department at 563-589-4263 or email Program Supervisor Brian Feldott at bfeldott@cityofdubuque....

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Spring Session of Playtime for Tots - SESSION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

The March 16th, 2020, start of our Spring session of Playtime for Tots has been suspended.  For questions or further information regarding Playtime for Tots, please contact the Leisure Services Department at 563-589-4263. 

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

26th Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament - CANCELED

As of Monday, March 16th, 2020, the City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department has CANCELED the 26th Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

All team entry fees have been refunded.

Any questions, please contact P...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Winter 2019-2020 Adult Volleyball Leagues - CANCELED

As of Monday, March 16th, 2020, the City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department has CANCELED the remaining weeks of our Adult Volleyball Leagues that are being played in the Dubuque Community School District in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19....

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

After School Care Program Temporarily Closed - UPDATED DUE TO COVID-19

UPDATED PER THE DUBUQUE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT WEBSITE (Stan Rheingans, Superintendent) on Sunday, March 15, 2020:

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that she is recommending that all Iowa schools close for four weeks to assist in reducing the spread ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

2020 Pet Park Passes on Sale (valid from May 1st - April 30th)

If you are wanting to purchase your 2020 Pet Park* season pass(es), please contact our office at 563-589-4263.  *Season passes are valid May 1st through April 30th of the following year.  **FEES:  $25.00 for residents; ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Classes held at the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA

Through videos/group discussion/hands-on practice, you'll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid, CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. Successful completion results in a 2-year certificate. See below.

FEES:  $180 (resident); $216 (non-resident)

LOCATION:  American Red Cross Lifeguarding Classes are held at the Dubuque Community YMCA / YWCA located at 35 North Booth Street in Dubuque on the following dates/times:

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

2020 Season Pool Passes

If you are wanting to purchase a NEW Swim Pass or Renew your Swim Pass(es) for the upcoming summer season, please CALL our office at 563-589-4263 as our offices are closed to public access through at least Sunday, April 12th.

Swim passes will admit individu...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Swimming Pool and Water Playground Rentals - Reserve 11 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? You may reserve your pool rental dates eleven (11) months in advance.

Flora Pool is available for rental on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $325.  Nicholas J. Sutton Pool is available for rental on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $250.

The Flora and/or...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

After-School Sports for Grades 4 and 5 - TRACK

The Leisure Services Department provides an After-School Sports program to fourth and fifth grade students at a number of Dubuque public elementary schools.

We are accepting registrations for our After-School TRACK program for grades 4 and 5.  After-school track practice will begin the week of April 20th; City-wide track meet will be held at Dubuque Senior High School - Dalzell Field on Thursday, May...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Bunker Hill Golf Course - 2020 Season Passes on Sale

If you are interested in purchasing your 2020 Bunker Hill Golf Course Season Pass, please call the Pro Shop at 563-589-4261, as the Bunker Hill Golf Course is currently closed and will not open through at least April 12th, 2020, (even if golf course condi...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 27, 2020

City Parks - Reserve Pavilions 11 Months in Advance; Port of Dubuque 15 Months in Advance

Our City parks will remain open and accessible to visitors year-round, however, water will be turned off so restrooms and drinking fountains will not be available, and pavilions will not be available to rent/utilize until the 2020 park season opens up on ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

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 (5:00-9:00 pm), Saturday afternoons/evenings (12:00 noon-9:00 pm)&...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Alley Closure between White/Jackson from 9th to 10th

The alley between White and Jackson from 9th to 10th Streets will be closed for private utility disconnection until 5 PM Friday, April 3rd.

The alley between White and Jackson from 9th to 10th Streets will be closed for private utility disconnection until 5 PM Friday, April 3rd. Motorists will need to use an alternate route during this time. Map available at www.cityofdubuque.org/detours. If ...

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