Park Features and Facilities
Native stone shelter buildings, referred to as Pavilions, are available by reservation. Click here for details.
Terrace Room, Veranda Rooms, Indian Room and Bridge Complex
The Terrance Room, Veranda Rooms, Indian Room and Bridge Complex were built in the 1930s as a W.P.A. project during the great depression.
Log Cabin Pavilion
The Riverfront Pavilion, built in 1910, is the oldest pavilion in the park. Riverview walk was constructed in 1950 and quickly became the most popular area in the park. Viewing towers are available to the public, showcasing the panoramic view of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois, and Mississippi River Lock and Dam #11.
Shiras Memorial Pavilion
The Shiras Memorial Pavilion is located at the walkway's end and was built in 1921, in honor of Judge Oliver Shiras, the person most responsible for the park's creation.
The Riverfront Pavilion showcases a view of
Lock and Dam #11
The Log Cabin Pavilion was constructed in 1939 with funds from the National Youth Administration. It overlooks Dubuque's Point area and downtown.
Other facilities within the park include:
- Picnic tables
- Barbecue grills
- Six tennis courts
- Spray pool
- Viewing towers
- Playground equipment
- Horseshoe courts
- Band shell
- Multipurpose greenspace
The park entrance road extends from the toll booth for a quarter of a mile. A turnaround was constructed in 1912 as streetcars brought picnickers from downtown. On that spot today a large eagle statue and circular flower bed welcome you to Eagle Point Park.
Trolley Line Trail
This one half mile paved bike / hike trail
follows the route of the original streetcar service to the park from the Ham House Museum parking lot to the turnaround, with a rest area including art work at the midpoint of the trail.
The spray pool is open during park hours, weather permitting.
Rock Garden and Fish Pond
The rock garden and fish pond were also built as part of the W.P.A. project, and are made of limestone. A handicapped accessible walk extends north from the riverfront pavilion to the fish pond, avoiding the steep rock steps along the way.
PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN CITY PARKS, except Miller Riverview Park, Heron Pond Trail, Granger Creek Nature Trail, John G. Bergfeld Recreation Area, and Jaycee Trail -- on leashes; or in the Pet Park on North Grandview Avenue. Municipal citations will be issued to anyone with a pet in a park where they are not permitted. Pet Park rules