Posted on: February 9, 2017

Imagine Dubuque Environmental Integrity Workshop

Dubuque residents and stakeholders are invited to participate in the “Imagine Dubuque Environmental Integrity Workshop” on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 6 – 8 p.m. in Blades Hall on the University of Dubuque campus, corner of University Ave. and Algona St.

Free parking will be available in the lot near University Ave. and McCormick St. The Environmental Integrity Workshop is the second in a series of interactive public workshops focused on gathering and refining input as part of the City of Dubuque&rsqu...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Recommended Budget Documents Available

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Documents containing the details of the recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2018 are now available online at www.cityofdubuque.org/FY2018budget. The page also includes a link to provide input on the budget.

Please visit this page to view the Fiscal Year 2018 Recommended Citizen's Guide, Fiscal Year 2018-2022 Recommended Capital Improvement Program (CIP), and Fiscal Year 2018 Recommended Policy Budget.This page also includes details on the upcoming b...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Volunteers Sought for Arts and Culture Master Plan Task Forces

The City of Dubuque is seeking volunteers to serve on task forces to implement the City’s Arts and Culture Master Plan, a comprehensive approach to support arts and culture throughout the community.

The City of Dubuque embarked on the creation of an arts and cultural master plan in April 2015 and Dubuque City Council accepted the final version in October 2016. The City of Dubuque Economic Development Department and the Office of Arts and Cultural Aff...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Sculpture Entries Sought for Art on the River Public Art Program

The City of Dubuque, Iowa, is soliciting submissions from qualified artists for the 2017–2018 Art on the River public art program displaying works of sculpture throughout the Port of Dubuque.

Nine sculptural works will be selected for the 12th year of Art on the River, to be displayed at the Port of Dubuque from June 2017 to June 2018. Applications are free, available exclusively online at www.cityofdubuque.org/AOTRapply, and are due by midnig...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

City's FY2018 Budget Public Meetings Start Feb. 9

The Dubuque City Council will hold a series of six public meetings to review City department/division budget details as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 recommended budget review process.

The City Council will then hold a final public hearing on Tuesday, March 7, to adopt the FY2018 Operating and Capital Budgets.

The public is invited to attend and provide input at these meetings as City staff from each department and division present FY201...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Have You Created a Smart911 Profile?

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February is American Heart Month. In a heart attack, seconds count. A Smart911 profile helps 9-1-1 help you faster by providing additional details such as your medical information, address details, emergency contacts, and more.

Smart911 allows residents to create a safety profile for their household that can include any information they may want 9-1-1 dispatchers and first responders to have in the event of an emergency.  After a profile is created, if someone from a pa...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Welcome to the Leisure Services Department

Hello and Welcome to Leisure Services.  The Leisure Services Department is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

You may reach the Leisure Services Department by:

1.  Telephone at 563-589-4263.

2.  Fax us at 563-589-4391.

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

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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Posted on: October 27, 2016

Leisure Services WINTER-SPRING Activities Brochure / Registration Information

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 charged by the hosting company and this fee is non-refundable. (Payment accepted by MasterCard ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Leisure Services SUMMER 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.

Please see the list below for easy ways to register for your Summer 2017 activities:

1. ONLINE at www.cityofdubuque.org/recreation. A small convenience fee is charged by the hosting company and this fee is non-refundable. (Payment accepted by MasterCard or...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

February and March Open Gyms - Granny Basketball / Family Open Basketball

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring Granny Basketball Open Gym Play on Monday evenings at Eisenhower Elementary School AND Family Open Basketball Open Gym Play on Friday evenings at Roosevelt Middle School through March 27th. FREE!

Please see below for the February and March schedule for GRANNY BASKETBALL from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Eisenhower Elementary School located at 3170 Spring Valley Road (bring your own basketball):

February 27th

March 6th, 20th and 27th

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Neighborhood Recreation FREE Open Gym Program (Last Day is March 5th)

The Leisure Services Department announces FREE open gymnasium programs at Audubon Elementary School (605 Lincoln Avenue) and Prescott Elementary School (1151 White Street) through March 5th. Please see below for times:

GRADES 3 THRU 5: (Organized activities planned which may include games, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, crafts and more!) Saturday 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.at Audubon Sunday 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. at Prescott

GRADES 6 THRU 8: (Open gym play available.) Friday 6:00 to ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Winter-Spring Sessions of Playtime for Tots

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.

Registration for Winter-Spring Playtime for Tots is now available.

Session I (Winter) dates are January 9th-March 3rd.  Session II (Spring) dates are March 20th-May 12th.  Playtime for Tots is held at the Comiskey Center.  Morning sessio...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

After-School Basketball for Grades 4 and 5 / Track Registration Now Available

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.

AFTER-SCHOOL BASKETBALL.  This intramural program will meet for 90 minutes following school dismissal and will emphasize learning basketball fundamentals, team concepts, sportsmanship, participation, improved health/fitness and fun! Practices wil...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

23rd Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament - March 31-April 2; April 7-9

Are you interested in playing in our 23rd Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament?

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring the 23rd Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament.  Our basketball tournament is open for high school graduates of East Dubuque, Hempstead, Senior and Wahlert.  We will be using a consolation tour...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

2017 Adult Summer Softball and Volleyball Leagues - Registration Deadline is April 14th

It's now time to gather your friends, family members and/or co-workers to form an adult softball and/or volleyball team to play in our recreation leagues this coming summer.

The Leisure Services Department is currently conducting Adult Softball and Adult Volleyball team registration.

Our Adult Softball Leagues will begin their 14-game schedule play at the McAleece Recreation Complex and Veterans' Memorial Park on Sunday, April...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Adaptive Sports Open Gym Programs

Leisure Services attempts to provide activities for mentally/physically challenged members of the community. Recreational experiences may include physical/social/creative activities, as well as, special events designed specifically for this population.

In addition, the Leisure Services Department encourages all community members that may have a disability to participate in programs, and all attempts shall be made to accommodate the individual. If you are interested in registering for any of our programs...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Special Population Activities (Therapeutic Recreation)

Leisure Services attempts to provide activities for mentally/physically challenged members of the community. Recreational experiences may include physical/social/creative activities, as well as, special events designed specifically for this population.

In addition, the Leisure Services Department encourages all community members that may have a disability to participate in programs, and all attempts shall be made to accommodate the individual.  If you are interested in registering for any of ou...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Limited Sledding at Bunker Hill Golf Course (weather permitting)

Sledding will be limited at the Bunker Hill Golf Course for the remainder of the 2017 winter season due to a storm sewer repair project on part of the Bunker Hill Golf Course. Therefore, ALL sledding areas along the North Grandview Avenue side of Bunker Hill Golf...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Outdoor Ice Skating at Allison-Henderson Park (weather permitting)

The Leisure Services Department announces that the outdoor hockey rink at Allison-Henderson Park (located at Grandview Avenue and Loras Boulevard) is open, weather permitting.

  

Ice rink lights are available for usage between the hours of 4:...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Reserving Softball Fields for Softball Practices

Starting Tuesday, January 3rd, the Leisure Services Department will be accepting Athletic Field Usage applications.

For reservation fees and further information, please contact Brian Feldott at 563-589-4316 or email Brian at bfeldott@cityofdubuque.org.&...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

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 2017? 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 $300.  The last day to reserve Flora Pool for the 2017 season will be on Friday, August 25th as the season will end on Friday, August 25th. &am...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

City Parks Are Officially Closed / Reserve Pavilions 23 Months in Advance

All City of Dubuque parks are officially closed for the 2016 season.

The Leisure Services Department reminds you that you can reserve your pavilion(s) online at www.cityofdubuque.org/parks and click on the Reserve a Park Pavilion button. This web page allo...

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Miller Riverview Campground - Online Reservations Can Be Made For Dates Up To 240 Days From TODAY!

The Miller Riverview Park and Campground is currently closed. Please see Camping Reservations, Hours and "Notify Me" information listed below:

Camping Reservations Must Be Made ONLINE.  Please go to our website at www.cityofdubuque.org/millerriverview and click on "Online Reservations" on the left or on "Reserve A Spot Today!" to make your 2017 camping reservations.  Excluding the ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Port of Dubuque Marina

The Port of Dubuque Marina is currently closed. Please see below for additional information.

The Port of Dubuque Marina is a 70 slip transient marina in downtown Dubuque, Iowa, located at mile 579.4 of the upper Mississippi River inside the protected Ice Harbor. Guests can spend a day, night or a few hours enjoying the many downtown and/or Port o...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

4th Annual Lighted Boat Parade - Saturday, August 5th

Mark your calendar for our 4th Annual Lighted Boat Parade to be held at the Port of Dubuque Marina on Saturday, August 5th.

This year's theme is Mardi Gras on the Mississippi.  At dusk, local boats of all makes and models will be on display to light up the Mississippi River.  This FREE event is open to all spectators and will take place along the Riverwa...

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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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Posted on: March 30, 2016

2016 Pet Park Passes Are On Sale (Valid May 1st, 2016 through April 30th, 2017)

Don’t forget to purchase your annual Pet Park season pass for 2016. 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 sta...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Motorcycle Driver Identified

On February 18th, 2017, at 9:05 a.m., Dubuque Police and Fire personnel responded to the 3000 block of Carter Road on the report of a single vehicle crash.

The crash was located by a passing motorist who noticed a wrecked motorcycle in the wooded area west of Carter Road and soon thereafter located the driver nearby. The driver, identified as Austin J. Walling, 24, of Dubuque, was pronounced dead at the scen...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Shooting Suspect Arrested

On February 3rd, 2017, at 7:34 a.m., Dubuque Police responded to a disturbance involving shots fired in the 2100 block of Jackson Street.

On February 3rd, 2017, at 7:34 a.m., Dubuque Police responded to a disturbance involving shots fired in the 2100 block of Jackson Street. As officers arrived they were directed to the alley east of Jackson Street where they located an adult male, later id...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Applications Being Accepted for the Dr. Doug Butzier Emergency Responder Scholarship

Are you or someone you know currently attending college to become an emergency responder?

Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Doug Butzier Emergency Responder Scholarship. Following the untimely death of Dr. Butzier in 2014, a scholarship was created to honor him and support students pursuing a career as an emergency responder - wh...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Fraudulent Activity Under Investigation

Dubuque Police are investigating fraudulent activity that allegedly occurred at Subway restaurant, 2200 JFK Road, between October 1 and December 19, 2016.

Patrons of that specific Subway during this time frame who paid with a credit or debit card should carefully review their statements and accounts for unauthorized charges, specifically to “OneLove, Inc.”. There is no indication any oth...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Pine St. and E. 19th St. Road Closures

Due to Bee Branch Project-related construction, a section of Pine St. and the intersection of E. 19th St. and Elm St. will be closed for approximately two months starting Monday, January 9. Traffic will be shifted on Elm St. to accommodate the intersectio...

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

Seippel Road and Cousins Road Closure

With construction starting on the Southwest Arterial / U.S. Hwy 20 interchange grading project, the intersection of Seippel Road and U.S. 20 in Dubuque will require closing Seippel Road and Cousins Road to traffic beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.
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