Posted on: September 22, 2016

Dubuque Fire Department Receives EMS Award

The Dubuque Fire Department has received a 2016 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award from the American Heart Association for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Out of 931 emergency medical service (EMS) providers in the state of Iowa, the Dubuque Fire Department is one of only four to meet the criteria to receive an award in 2016.

Mission: Lifeline Emergency Medical System Recognition seeks to acknowledge th...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Another Record Year for Jule Transit Ridership

For a seventh consecutive year, The Jule has posted a record increase in transit ridership. Transit usage in Dubuque has risen to over 550,000 annual rides, with a significant portion of this growth a result of increased fixed-route usage.

Dubuque’s college and university population account for a large percentage of the rise in fixed-route ridership in fiscal year (FY) 2016.

This year’s increase continues The Jule’s trend of annual growth. Transit ridership has increased 26 percent, or o...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Housing Department Offering Home Ownership Workshop in October

The City of Dubuque Housing and Community Development Dept. will host a “Home Ownership Made Easy” (HOME) workshop in October to provide information on City programs, credit and basic banking/insurance and energy savings for those who rent or own a home.

The workshop is comprised of four classes that span four consecutive Monday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. The first class begins Monday, October 3.

Workshop courses will be held in Suite 312 on the third floor of the Historic Federal Building, 350 W. Sixth...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Welcome to the Leisure Services Department

The Leisure Services Department is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Feel free to stop by our office located at 2200 Bunker Hill Road (Bunker Hill Golf Course), contact us per email at or call us during open hours at 563-589-4263.

You may also view our department information at any one of the...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Miller Riverview Campground is Closed Due to Flooding

The Miller Riverview Campground is CLOSED until further notice, due to flooding of the Mississippi River. Updates will be posted on our City of Dubuque website, as well as a Notify Me will be sent when the Miller Riverview Campground will re-open.

Ref...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Port of Dubuque Marina - Ice Harbor Flood Gates Closed

UPDATE: With the rising waters of the Mississippi River, the Ice Harbor flood control gates are closed. NO BOAT TRAFFIC into or out of the Port of Dubuque Marina until the river level recedes below 16.5 feet.

With the closing of the Ice Harbor flood control gates, the Marina convenience store will remain open to provide all normal services and benefits to visitors. Stop by and see us for some great end-of-the-season sales.

When the Mississippi River recede...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

2016 Leisure Services Fall Activities Brochure / Fall Registration Information

The Leisure Services 2016 Fall Activities Brochure is available and registration is in process. Please see the list below for easy ways to register for Fall activities:

1. ONLINE at A small convenience fee is charge...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2014

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

Applica...Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Bunker Hill Golf Course Fall Rates / Schedule your Golf Outings at Bunker Hill

SPECIAL FALL RATE: Beginning on October 1st, 9-hole rate of $14 applies all day, seven days per week.

Listed as one of Golf Digest's Best Places To Play, enjoy a fun and challenging round of golf at our 18-hole facility conveniently located in the rolling hills of central Dubuque. We provide all your golfing needs in our fully stocked pro shop, as well a...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Playtime for Tots - Fall 2016

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 materials are available. Session I dates are August 22nd-October 14th; Session II dates are October 17th-December 9th. See Fall information listed below.

The Fall session of Playtime for Tots began on August 22nd and will continue throug...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2016

Special Population Activities (Therapeutic Recreation) for the Fall

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 prog...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2012

After-School Sports 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.

AFTER-SCHOOL SOCCER practice schedules have been emailed to students. This intramural program will meet for 90 minutes following school dismissal and will emphasize learning soccer fundamentals, team concepts, sportsmanship, participation, improved healt...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Leisure Services Department 2016-2017 Adult Winter Basketball / Volleyball Leagues

Are you ready to play some recreational sports this winter? If so, see below for information pertaining to our adult athletic basketball and/or volleyball leagues.

Registration information and forms for our 2016-2017 Winter Adult Basketball and/or Winter Adult Volleyball Leagues are available at the Leisure Services Department located at 2200 Bunker Hill Road and/or may be obtained online at on...

Posted on: August 20, 2016

Fall Swimming Lessons held at the Hempstead High School swimming pool

Let the Leisure Services Department waterproof your kids this fall. Swimming lessons are offered on Sunday afternoons at the Hempstead High School swimming pool located at 3715 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Fall swimming lessons will be held on Sunday afternoons from September 18th through November 6th.

For ages 1-3 with a parent, we will be offering Aquatots from 12:45-1:15 p.m. Aquatots is a class that both parents and children can share in the water e...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2016

Adult Lap Swim/Waterwalking at the Hempstead High School Swimming Pool

Continue your waterwalking activity from this past summer at the Hempstead High School swimming pool.

Adult Lap Swim and Waterwalking will be held on Sunday afternoons from Sunday, September 18th through Sunday, November 6th from 12:00 noon to 1:25 p.m.

Cost is $4 or FREE if you have a summer 2016 season pool pass photo I.D. card.

If you have any qu...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

City Parks Officially Open / Reserve Pavilions 23 Months in Advance

City parks officially opened for the 2016 season on May 7th and will officially close for the 2016 season on Sunday, October 23rd. (NOTE: Due to flooding along the Mississippi River, pavilions at Miller Riverview Park/Campground are currently closed.)

The Leisure Services Department reminds you that you can reserve your pavilion(s) online at and click on the Reserve a Park Pavilion button. This web page allows you to View Activities and/or select Park Pavilion to view the pa...Read on...

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 are $25.00 for residents; $35.00 for non-residents OR $1.00 daily fee (self-registration station at pet ...Read on...

Posted on: December 26, 2014

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 $275.

Sutton Pool is available for rental on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $200.

The Flora and/or Sutton Water Play...Read on...


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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Suspect Arrested on Attempted Murder Warrant

On September 21st, 2016, at 7:17 a.m., Dubuque Police arrested Charles A. Layfield, 29, of 2227 Washington Street, at the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on charges of Attempted Murder, Going Armed with Intent, and Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon.

The charges stem from Layfield’s alleged involvement in a shooting near 19th and Jackson Street around 1:00 a.m. on September 11th. Also arrested immediately following the shooting was Shadeed J. Monroe, 22, of 1593½ Main Street, Dubuque, who was located ...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Crash Injures Three

On September 12th, 2016, at 10:13 a.m., Dubuque Police & Fire Department personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash with injuries at the Northwest (N.W.) Arterial and Plaza Drive.

A tractor-trailer, driven by Michael G. Wood, 70, of Yuma, Arizona, was traveling northbound in the eastern most lane of the N.W. Arterial. As Wood entered the intersection with Plaza Drive, David M. McGhee, 78, of Asbury, Iowa, driving a 2016 Honda CRV, ...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Garfield Ave Lane Closure - between Whitter & Hamilton

The southbound lane of Garfield Avenue will be closed between Whitter & Hamilton from 8 AM to 5 PM on Monday, 9/26.

The southbound lane of Garfield Avenue will be closed between Whitter & Hamilton from 8 AM to 5 PM on Monday, 9/26. The northbound lane will remain open. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour. If you have questions regarding this closur...Read on...

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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