Welcome to the City of Dubuque Recreation Division. It is our goal to provide this community with both high quality and valuable recreational opportunities that will create lifelong memories. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and we look forward to seeing you in the parks and in our programs.

To view a pdf of the 2017 Leisure Services Winter Brochure, click on the cover page below.
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If you currently do not receive a brochure in the mail and would like to, please click here to be added to the mailing list. 

Online Registration Available

To register for the current City of Dubuque recreation programs, click on the "Register Now!" button above.  You may also download a registration form here
Park Locations Map (including the 9 Pesticide-Free Parks)
Park Summaries (address list of all parks including acreage and origin)

To view the Recreation Division FY2017 city council budget presentation, including Multicultural Family Center and AmeriCorps, click here.
  1. Welcome to the Leisure Services Department

  2. Leisure Services SUMMER 2017 Activities Brochure / Registration Information

    The Leisure Services Summer 2017 Activities Brochure will be delivered on Friday, March 31st and mailed out to elementary school students on March 31st. The brochures will also be delivered to the Holy Family Schools. Read on...
  3. Bird Watching at the Lower Bee Branch - Saturday, April 1st

    The Leisure Services Department, in partnership with the Dubuque Audubon Society, will present an Introduction to Bird Watching class at the Lower Bee Branch Creek and 16th Street Detention Basin on Saturday, April 1st from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Read on...
  4. 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. Read on...
  5. After-School Track & Field for Grades 4 and 5

    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. Read on...
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