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Posted on: December 3, 2018

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.  NOTE: Our office will be closed on Monday, December 24th; Tuesday, December 25th; Monday,...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 3, 2018

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: December 3, 2018

Leisure Services WINTER - SPRING Activities Brochure Is Available / Registration Information

Our Winter - Spring Activities Brochures have arrived!

Please see the list below for easy ways to register for your Winter - Spring 2019 activities:

1. Starting on Wednesday, December 26th at 9:00 am, you may register ONLINE at www.cityofdubuque.org/recreation - a small convenience fee is charged by the hostin...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Leisure Services Department - Fall 2018 Scholarships Still Available

The Fall 2018 Scholarship applications are available for pickup. As of December 14th, we have several scholarships still available!! See below for important scholarship information.

Scholarship applications will be accepted (in person only) beginning Monday, August 20th at the Leisure Services Department, 2200 Bunker Hill Road or the Multicultural Family Center at 1157 Central Avenue.  (NOTE:  Scholarships are based...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Playtime for Tots - Session Dates for Winter-Spring

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.

Winter-Spring 2019 session dates are:  January 7th - March 1st and March 18th-May 10th.  Registration is now open.  Teacher:  Ms. Nancy (Schmidt) Fritsch.   

 

Playtime for Tots is FREE if city ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Adult Swim/Waterwalking & Open Swimming at Hempstead High School Swimming Pool on Sunday Afternoons

The Hempstead High School swimming pool, located at 3715 Pennsylvania Avenue, will be available for Adult Swim / Waterwalking on Sunday afternoons from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. beginning on Sunday, January 6th through Sunday, March 17th (excluding Sunday, ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Adaptive Sports Open Gym Programs held at Carver School/Sundown Mountain/Mystique Community Ice Ctr

Learn about all the possibilities of FREE Adaptive Sports in a fun, non-competitive, yet challenging environment. Each month we will feature one sport where participants will be taught the fundamentals of the sport. See below for more info:

Target population is children and adults who have a physical disability and who want to learn how to play adaptive sports (open to everyone and for all ages). Limited number of sports chairs available; contact Aulanda for more information at 563-495-1575....

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Bald Eagle Watch - Saturday, January 19th

Come join us for our Annual Bald Eagle Watch on Saturday, January 19th at 9:00 am at the Grand River Center.  Admission is FREE!

Experts showing live eagles, hawks and owls will be featured.  On-going features include children's activitie...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Classes held at the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA

Are you interested in a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard?  Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you'll learn teamwork, resue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

2019 Season Passes for Flora and Nicholas J. Sutton Pools

Passes (ID cards) for the 2019 summer season will be available in the Leisure Services Department starting on Monday, January 14th.  ONLY RENEWALS MAY BE PROCESSED ONLINE with additional convenience fees charged by the hosting company.  ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

25th Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament - April 5th-7th and April 12th-14th

The Alumni Basketball tournament is open to high school graduates of East Dubuque, Hempstead, Senior, Wahlert and West Dubuque.  With a consolation tournament format, all teams will play at least two (2) games.  Modern and Women's Divisi...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 6th

The Leisure Services Department is sponsoring our 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 6th at the Mystique Community Ice Center from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Come join us for a FREE family-friendly Easter Egg Hunt (for children 12 years an...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

34th Annual Pre-Season Adult Softball Tournament - Saturday, April 27th

Softball teams registered in our Adult Summer Leagues can get a head start on the season with our 34th Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament.  Details available with our 2019 Adult Softball League registration materials.

For further information, p...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Adult Softball Leagues - Play Begins on Sunday, April 28th

Gather your friends and/or co-workers to form an adult softball team to play in our recreational leagues this summer!  Our 14-game schedule will begin play on Sunday, April 28th for men's, women's and coed slow pitch.

Registration information and ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Adult Summer Volleyball Leagues - Play Begins on May 1st-2nd

Join the fun and participate in the lifetime sport of volleyball outdoors this summer by forming your own men's, women's or mixed team.  Our 14-match schedule will begin play on Wednesday, May 1st or Thursday, May 2nd at the Flora Park lighted ou...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Winter - Spring 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 upcoming Winter - Spring Special Population activities.  Participants must register in advance to program start date, except for Valentine Dance which fee is payable at the site.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WINTER GAMES will be held on January ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Teen / Adult Classes Offered

The Leisure Services Department is offering Teen and Adult Classes during the Winter and Spring months. Please see list below.

CURRENT CLASSES / ACTIVITIES held at the Bunker Hill Clubhouse:

Chair Yoga & So Much More!.  Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings through Thursday, December 20th from 8:00 to 8:45 am at the Bunker Hill Clubhouse.  Instructor:...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Bunker Hill Golf Course - Special Hours During the Off-Season / Purchase Your 2019 Season Passes

Thank you for a great 2018 golf season at the Bunker Hill Golf Course.  As of Friday, November 16th, Bunker Hill was CLOSED.  We look forward to seeing you all in the Spring of 2019.

Don't forget to stop by the Pro Shop to purchase your 2...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: October 29, 2018

City Parks - Reserve Pavilions 23 Months in Advance

Please note that City Parks are officially CLOSED* for the 2018 season and will re-open on Saturday, May 4th, 2019.  (*NOTE:  The water has been turned off in City of Dubuque parks (restrooms, drinking fountains, pavilions, etc.), but th...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 3, 2018

FREE Open Gyms for Granny Basketball & Family Open Basketball

Leisure Services is offering FREE Open Gyms on Monday evenings for Granny Basketball and Friday evenings for Family Open Basketball. See below for more details.

Granny Basketball Open Gym will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the Roosevelt Middle School (Center Court) located at 2001 Radford Road on the following dates:

January 7th, 14th and 28th

February 4th, 18th and 25th

March 4th, 11th and 18th...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Neighborhood Recreation FREE Open Gym Program

Leisure Services is sponsoring FREE Weekend Open Gym Programs at Audubon School (605 Lincoln Ave) and Prescott School (1151 White St) through Sunday, March 3rd, 2019. See below for more information.

FREE WEEKEND OPEN GYM PROGRAMS offered through Sunday, March 3rd, 2019, at Audubon School (605 Lincoln Avenue) and/or Prescott School (1151 White Street). 

GRADES 3 THRU 5 - Organized activities planned which may include games, basketball...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: August 31, 2018

After School Care Program - Fulton / Marshall / Prescott Elementary Schools

The Leisure Services Department provides FREE after school care at Fulton, Marshall and Prescott Elementary Schools for grades K-5. See below for more information.

Our FREE After School Care Program began on Tuesday, September 4th for grades Kindergarten - grade 5.  Children will participate in physical, intellectual, social and recreational activities.  We aim to give students a safe and secure en...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: November 26, 2018

After School Sports for Grades 4 and 5 - Basketball / Track

The Leisure Services Department provides an after school sports program for grades 4 and 5 conducted at a number of Dubuque public elementary schools. See below for more information.

BASKETBALL will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursdays beginning the week of February 18th.  Fee is $20

TRACK will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursdays beginning the week of April 8th.  Fee is $20

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Leisure Services
Posted on: May 1, 2018

2018 Pet Park Passes on Sale (season is May 1, 2018-April 30, 2019)

Stop by the Leisure Services Department to purchase your 2018 Pet Park season passes.  (NOTE:  Season passes are valid May 1st through April 30th of the following year.)  

FEES:  $25.00 for residents; $35.00 for...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Softball Field Practices

If you are interested in making a softball field reservation for a team practice, game and/or tournament, please contact Supervisor Brian Feldott at 563-589-4316 or email Brian at bfeldott@cityofdubuque.org.  The McAleece Recreation Complex will ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 3, 2018

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? You may reserve your pool rental dates twenty-three months in advance.

Flora Pool is available for rental on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $325.  Nicholas J. Sutton Pool is available for rental on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $250.

The Flora and/or...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: December 3, 2018

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 mornings/afternoons. The fac...

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