Winter Recreation

Get outside and enjoy winter activities in our public spaces.

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular winter activities at Bunker Hill Golf Course and Eagle Point Park. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing is allowed in any one of Dubuque's parks or along the city's trail systems. The parks and trails are open for cross country skiing when the areas are completely covered with snow. Bunker Hill Golf Course requires a minimum of three inches of snow cover and it is requested that tees and greens not be used. Tees are level, rectangular areas with wooden posts nearby, and greens are level, circular areas which are susceptible to snow compaction damage. Specific trails are not groomed so come enjoy and be the first one to create a new trek. Enjoy your time out in the fresh air from sunrise to sunset.

Ice Skating
Allison Henderson Park is home to Dubuque's lighted outdoor skating rink. Strap on your ice skates and meet your family and friends at Allison Henderson Park, located at the corner of North Grandview Ave. and Loras Blvd. The rink is equipped with two goals for hockey games but can also be enjoyed for free skating. This unsupervised rink is available to groups or individuals on a first come-first serve basis. The rink is open from 9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. daily. Lights are available from 4 - 9:30 p.m., and the switch is located on a gray electrical utility box along Nowata St. No restroom facilities are available.


Sledding is allowed in all City of Dubuque parks and at Bunker Hill Golf Course. Please remember that sledding in any City of Dubuque park or property is at your own risk.


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Family sledding