Posted on: August 28, 2017

Welcome to the Leisure Services Department

Hello and Welcome to the Leisure Services Department.  The Leisure Services Department is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM.  The Leisure Services Department will be closed the following dates due to the Christmas a...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: January 2, 2017

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.  Please visit our City of Dubuque website at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment.

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Leisure Services
Posted on: September 30, 2017

Bunker Hill Golf Course is Closed / Pro Shop Hours / 2018 Season Passes on Sale / December Sale

The Bunker Hill Golf Course is closed for the 2017 season.  During the month of December, the Bunker Hill Pro Shop hours will be as follows:  Monday / Wednesday / Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. (NOTE:  The Pro Shop will be closed ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Winter-Spring Sessions of Playtime for Tots - Registration Available

This special Neighborhood Recreation Program is a 5-day per week program (Mon-Fri) for 3 and 4 year-olds. It is designed to be a structured recreational program including activities such as games, stories, music and art, developed around a weekly theme.

The Leisure Services Department is offering two sessions of Playtime for Tots this Winter-Spring.  Winter-Spring Session I will begin on January 8th and continue through March 2nd (no program on January 15th); Winter-Spring Session II will begin ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: October 9, 2017

Leisure Services WINTER-SPRING Activities Brochure / Registration Information

Our Winter-Spring activities brochure will be available on Friday, December 15th.  Please see the list below for easy ways to register for your Winter-Spring activities:

1. ONLINE at www.cityofdubuque.org/recreation. A small convenience fee is cha...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: November 9, 2017

"Reflections in the Park"

The annual "Reflections in the Park" will be held at Louis Murphy Park through Monday, January 1st, 2018.

The display will be open nightly from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.  Tickets are $10 at the gate or $8 in advance at any Hillcrest Fam...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: October 23, 2016

CITY PARKS ARE OFFICIALLY CLOSED FOR 2017 / Reserve Pavilions 23 Months in Advance

Due to winterizing, all City of Dubuque parks are officially closed for the 2017 season.  Each year, our park session is open from the first Saturday in May through the fourth Sunday in October.

The Leisure Services Department reminds you that you...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 1, 2017

30th Annual Bald Eagle Watch in Dubuque, Iowa - Saturday, January 20th, 2018

The Annual Bald Eagle Watch in Dubuque is on Saturday, January 20th at the Grand River Center, 500 Bell Street, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The American Bald Eagle visits the Upper Mississippi River each year from mid-December through February.

This FREE family event celebrates the American Bald Eagle with live bird programs and children's activities.  Vendors will have wildlife art, books and nature items available for purchase.  Exhibitors will share information about opportu...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: October 1, 2017

Open Gyms for Granny Basketball & Family Open Basketball

The Leisure Services Department is offering FREE Open Gyms. See below for more information.

GRANNY BASKETBALL.  Granny Basketball (ages 50+) will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Eisenhower Elementary School, located at 3170 Spring Valley Road.  FREE Admission.  Bring your own basketball.

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Leisure Services
Posted on: October 27, 2017

FREE Weekend Open Gym Programs thru Sunday, March 4th, 2018

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring FREE Weekend Open Gym Programs through March 4th at Audubon Elementary School and Prescott Elementary School. Please see below for schedule:

Grades 3 thru 5.  Organized activities planned which may include games, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, crafts and more!

SATURDAYS, 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Audubon Elementary School, located at 605 Lincoln Avenue.

SUNDAYS, 1:00 to 2:15 pm at Prescott E...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Leisure Services FALL 2017 Activities Brochure / Registration Information

Our Fall 2017 brochure is available.  Please see the list below for easy ways to register for your Fall 2017 activities:

1. ONLINE at www.cityofdubuque.org/recreation. A small convenience fee is charged by the hosting company and this fee is non-r...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Fall 2017 Scholarship Forms Are Still Available

The City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department is offering Fall 2017 Scholarships for resident low-income qualifying families.  Completed forms must be submitted in person* at the Leisure Services Department or the Multicultural Family Center to...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Adaptive Sports Open Gym Programs held at Carver Elementary School, 2007 Radford Road

Learn about all of the possibilities of Adaptive Sports in a fun non-competitive, yet challenging environment! Each month will feature one sport where participants will be taught the fundamentals of the sport.

Target population for Adaptive Sports Open Gym is children and adults who have a physical disability and who want to learn how to play adaptive sports.  This is open to EVERYONE, whether you have a disability or not, and all ages.  A lim...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Special Population Activities (Therapeutic Recreation)

Special Population programs provide sports/recreation/leisure/outreach services to people with physical/mental/emotional disabilities. Our goal is for participants to engage in activities that promote socialization/skill development/physical activity.

See below for our current activity listing.  NOTE:  Our Winter-Spring activities listing will be released upon the arrival of our brochures on Friday, December 15th.

WINTER SPECIAL OLYMPICS.  To be held January 8th through Januar...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 8, 2017

After School Sports for Grades 4 and 5

The Leisure Services Department provides an After School Sports program to grade 4 and grade 5 students, conducted at a number of Dubuque public elementary schools. (Sports programs meet for 90 minutes following school dismissal.)

BASKETBALL registration is available online only.  Registration forms will be distributed to grade 4 and 5 students after Winter Break.  Practices (90 minutes following school dismissal) will be held twice per week on a combination of Mo...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Swimming Pool and Water Playground Rentals - Reserve 23 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 of 2018? You may reserve your pool rental dates twenty-three months in advance.

Flora Pool is available for rental on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $325.  Nicholas J. Sutton Pool is available for rental on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $250.  The Flora and/...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 28, 2016

2017 Pet Park Passes On Sale (Valid May 1st, 2017 through April 30th, 2018)

Our 2017 Pet Park season passes are on sale. Season passes are valid May 1st through April 30th of the following year.

FEES:  $25.00 for residents; $35.00 for non-residents or $1.00 daily fee (self-registration station at pet park).

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Leisure Services
Posted on: October 5, 2016

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, Saturday afternoons/evenings and Sunday afternoons. The facility is ...

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