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.  Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, our office will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and...

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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 for the 2017 Season / 2018 Season Passes on Sale

The Bunker Hill Golf Course is closed for the 2017 season.  During the off-season, the Bunker Hill Pro Shop hours will be as follows:

Monday / Wednesday / Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm beginning early December

Stop by during the above times and purch...

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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: November 9, 2017

"Reflections in the Park" - held at Louis Murphy Park

The annual "Reflections in the Park" will be held at Louis Murphy Park beginning Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 through Monday, January 1st, 2018.

The display will be open nightly from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.  Tickets are $10 at the ga...

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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 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.

November dates are: &...

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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: 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: 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: December 26, 2016

Fall Session of Playtime for Tots / Winter-Spring Session Dates Released Soon

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 a Fall session of Playtime for Tots.  Session II began on Monday, October 16th and will continue through Friday, December 8th (no program on November 23rd and 24th).  Teacher: Ms. Nancy (Schmid...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Lunch With Santa - Saturday, December 9th

Make your plans now to join us for holiday cheer and celebration as Santa makes his way to the Bunker Hill Golf Course to visit children for a special lunch on Saturday, December 9th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

During the lunch, visitors are encouraged to vi...

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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: September 15, 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 activity listing.  Pre-registration is required; except for the Halloween Costume Party ($5 payable at the door).  NOTE:  Dates/Menus subject to change.

UNIFIED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE.  On Tuesdays through N...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: September 15, 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.)

VOLLEYBALL game schedules were emailed to parents late afternoon on Tuesday, November 7th.  Carver, Hoover and Kennedy Schools will play their last volleyball games this week.  

TENNISpractice schedules have been emailed to par...

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Leisure Services
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 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 $300.  Nicholas J. Sutton Pool is available for rental on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $225.  The F...

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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 par...

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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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