Posted on: May 25, 2017

Recreation Program Supervisor Receives 'Distinguished Community Service' Award

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City of Dubuque Aquatics/Therapeutic Recreation Program Supervisor Janna Beau is the recipient of the “Distinguished Community Service” award from ARK Advocates, a non-profit organization that supports people with disabilities in the Dubuque community.

An ARK annual awards banquet was held May 18 at Grandview Methodist Church in Dubuque.

Beau was nominated for her role in implementing an adaptive sports program in 2015 through the city’s Leisure Services department. The adaptive sports program gives peop...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

City Offices Closed on Memorial Day

City of Dubuque offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. This includes City Hall and other City department offices.

There will be no refuse, yard waste or curbside recycling collections by City crews on Monday, May 29.  These collections will be made instead on the preceding Saturday, May 27, and must be set out by 6 a.m. The Dubuque Metro Landfill will be clo...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Dubuque Pools Scheduled to Open Saturday, May 27

Weather permitting, Dubuque’s Sutton and Flora swimming pools are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 27, with special hours of operation until June 3 when regular pool hours begin.

From Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, adult water walking is scheduled from 11 a.m. –1 p.m., with open swim from 1–5 p.m. From Tuesday, May 30, through Friday, June 2, adult water walking will be held from 7–9 a.m. a...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Housing Department Offering Home Ownership Workshop in June

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The City of Dubuque Housing and Community Development Dept. will host a “Home Ownership Made Easy” (HOME) workshop in June 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 5:30-7:30 p.m. The first workshop begins Monday, June 5.
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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Steinhauser Farewell Reception Scheduled for May 31

The public is invited to attend a farewell reception for departing City of Dubuque Assistant City Manager Cindy Steinhauser on Wed., May 31, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the River Room at the Grand River Center, 500 Bell St.

Refreshments will be provided and a short program will be held at 5:45 p.m.

Steinhauser has accepted the city manager position for Frankfort, Kentucky.  She will leave employment with the City of Dubuque in early June and begin the new position on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Dubuque Hosting Professional Fellows from Southeast Asia

During the month of May, Dubuque is hosting three young professionals from Southeast Asia.

The young professionals are participating in the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Environmental Sustainability Professional Fellows Program, specifically the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) program.

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Annual Asphalt Overlay Projects Announced

Paving Jackson Street

The City of Dubuque’s annual asphalt overlay program is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 8, and will improve seven and half miles of city streets during the 2017 construction season.

The first of 42 projects will be on Roosevelt St., from Sky Blue Dr. to Peru Rd.

The program targets streets that would benefit from an asphalt overlay to extend the life of the existing pavement.  The public works department manages the program w...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

2017 Art on the River Sculptures Chosen, Opening Announced

The City of Dubuque announces the selection of 11 works of outdoor sculpture for the 2017 Art on the River Exhibition. In its twelfth year, there were 56 entries from 33 artists.

The works will be installed in June in and around the Grand River Center and along the Mississippi Riverwalk at the Port of Dubuque. The opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Thursday, June 29, from 5-7 p.m. at the Grand River Center. There w...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

2017 City-wide Special Events

The Leisure Services Department invites you to join us for the following FREE City-wide Special Events. See list below:

Saturday, May 27th - Marshall Island Constitutional Day at Flora Park, noon to 3 pm.

Saturday, June 10th - LGBTQ+ Pride Picnic, 4 to 6 pm (NOTE:  Site to be determined).

Wednesday, June 14th - Open House at all Playground Exploration programs.

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

2017 Season Pool Passes / Renewal Process / Fees (Opening Day is May 27th)

The Summer 2017 Swim Passes are now on sale! See below for more information.

If you are a returning season pass holder and have an existing membership card, you can RENEW your membership online (www.cityofdubuque.org/recreation; click on the blue box that states Register Now!; under the photo, click on the drop-down menu and selec...

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Posted on: March 18, 2017

Bunker Hill Golf Course

The Bunker Hill Golf Course is OPEN


If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tee time, please feel free to contact the Pro Shop at 563-589-4261.

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 20, 2017

Leisure Services SUMMER 2017 Activities Brochure / Registration Information

The Leisure Services Summer 2017 Activities Brochure is here!

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: 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: December 16, 2016

Have You Reserved A Softball Field for Practice?

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

For softball 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: December 1, 2016

Summer Session of Playtime for Tots - First Day is June 5th, 2017

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 Summer Playtime for Tots is now available.

The Summer session of Playtime for Tots will run from June 5th through July 28th.  Morning session is from 9:30–11:30 a.m. and afternoon session is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Teacher:...

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Posted on: October 29, 2016

Port of Dubuque Marina

NOTE: Due to high Mississippi River levels, the Ice Harbor flood control gates are closed. The Port of Dubuque Marina fuel dock and transient docks will be closed until further notice; marina store is open during the holiday weekend.

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: October 26, 2016

City Parks are OPEN for the 2017 Season / Reserve Pavilions 23 Months in Advance

All City of Dubuque parks are officially open for the 2017 season through Sunday, October 22nd.

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...

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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: September 28, 2016

Miller Riverview Campground is CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING (See Update below)

UPDATED AS OF MAY 25, 2017:  The Miller Riverview Park & Campground remains closed through the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  All camping reservations through next week have been canceled and online reservations have been disabled f...

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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: March 28, 2016

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

Our 2017 Pet Park season passes are now 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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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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Police

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Motorcycle Driver Identified

On May 24th, 2017, at approximately 6:01 p.m., Dubuque Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the 1800 block of Bennett Street for a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a parked car.

On May 24th, 2017, at approximately 6:01 p.m., Dubuque Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the 1800 block of Bennett Street for a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a parked car.   The lone rider/driver of the motorcycle...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Subject Arrested on Felony Warrants

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On May 21, 2017, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Dubuque Police responded to 575 Almond Street after receiving information that a man with warrants for his arrest was inside.

On May 21, 2017, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Dubuque Police responded to 575 Almond Street after receiving information that a man with warrants for his arrest was inside. Officers conducted surveillance and determined Kelshawn M. Marshall (28) of 705 Lin...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Pimping/Human Trafficking Arrests

On May 5th, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., members of the Dubuque Drug Task Force, Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security, and Dubuque Police Department arrested John R. Hart , 66, and Meirong Li, 53, both of 2180 Saint Celia Street.

On May 5th, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., members of the Dubuque Drug Task Force, Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security, and Dubuque Police Department arrested John R. Hart, 66, and Meirong Li, 53, both of 2180 Saint Celia Stree...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Investigation Leads to Prostitution Arrests

On May 2nd, 2017, at approximately 11:00 a.m., members of the Dubuque Drug Task Force, Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security, and Dubuque Police Department executed three search warrants pertaining to a prostitution investigation .

On May 2nd, 2017, at approximately 11:00 a.m., members of the Dubuque Drug Task Force, Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security, and Dubuque Police Department executed three search warrants pertaining to a prostitution investigation th...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Shop With A Cop Returns to Dubuque

Starting in April, until the end of July, 2017, Key Services will be seeking donations on behalf of the Dubuque Police Protective Association (the bargaining unit for Dubuque Police Officers) in preparation for the 6th annual Shop With A Cop event.

Starting in April, until the end of July, 2017, Key Services will be seeking donations on behalf of the Dubuque Police Protective Association (the bargaining unit for Dubuque Police Officers) in preparation for the 6th annual Shop With A Cop event at Targ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Scam Related Burglary Reported

On March 21st, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., an elderly Dubuque resident was the victim of a scam related burglary.

On March 21st, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., an elderly Dubuque resident was the victim of a scam related burglary. The resident reported a Hispanic male came to her door and indicated he was in the area doing concrete work/repairs. He further stated ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Radford Road Traffic Shift - between Camelot and Radford Ct

Southbound traffic on Radford Road will be shifted to the center turn-lane between Camelot and Radford Ct starting at 8 AM tomorrow, Wednesday 5/24, until 5 PM Wednesday 5/31 for water service repair work. Motorists should use caution in the area of tempo...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

E. 30th Street closure – between Jackson and Washington

E. 30th Street remains closed between Jackson and Washington for private building reconstruction work. This closure will be on-going until further notice.

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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