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Leisure Services

Posted on: June 22, 2020

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

Please see information below on our City Parks:


Our City parks are open and accessible to visitors year-round, however, park restrooms will remain closed. The requirement is that they be sanitized once daily. The current full-time staff only have enough hours available to mow, remove garbage, and perform basic repairs and maintenance of all the parks and public spaces maintained by the department. Seasonal staff are not being hired for the park division due to budget cuts.


The City of Dubuque offers 50 parks covering 973 acres and features trails, camping, disc golf, fishing, in-line hockey, picnicking, playgrounds, tennis, trails, skateboarding, softball and baseball, and more.  Check out our new Parks Division web page for an online map of Dubuque’s parks at www.cityofdubuque.org/parks.


Reservations may be made online at www.cityofdubuque.org/parks (for most pavilions) or by CALLING* the Leisure Services Department at 563-589-4263.  Payment is required at time reservation is made.  If reservation is made online or by telephone, MasterCard or Visa credit card will be required for payment.  Reservations for park pavilions may be made 11 months in advance; reservations for the Port of Dubuque Alliant Energy Amphitheater and/or the American Trust River’s Edge Plaza may be made 15 months in advance.  PARK PAVILIONS WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH AND INCLUDING MONDAY, JULY 6TH*.  REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED OR RESCHEDULING COMPLETED FOR BOOKED PAVILIONS DURING THAT TIMEFRAME.  (*THE OPENING AND RENTAL OF PAVILIONS WILL BE RECONSIDERED IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS.)


*Our office is TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to COVID-19, so please call our office at 563-589-4263 or email us at parkrec@cityofdubuque.org.  Thank you.


Pavilions/Council Ring Areas are available to rent in A.Y. McDonald, Bee Branch, Bergfeld Recreation, Eagle Point, Flora, Jackson, Miller Riverview, Murphy, Port of Dubuque and Washington Parks. 

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