Park Division

The City of Dubuque maintains over 1,200 acres of parkland and over 300 facilities including an outdoor ice rink, baseball and softball diamonds, disc golf courses, skate parks, and much more. Whether you’re visiting Dubuque for the first or hundredth time, there is something here for everyone.

Park Season Schedule

City parks are open year-round. Park amenities such as restrooms, pavilions, and drinking fountains close each season on the fourth Sunday of October and re-open on the first Saturday of May. The road gates at Eagle Point Park and Miller Riverview Park & Campground are also closed during this time. Note, while vehicles are restricted, the two parks remain open and accessible to walkers and bikers during the off-season.

Reserve a Park Pavilion

The City of Dubuque offers multiple pavilion picnic shelters available for use by reservation at several parks including A.Y. McDonald Park, the Bee Branch Creek Greenway, Bergfeld Recreation Area, Eagle Point Park, and Murphy Park. Reservations may be made 11 months in advance

Reserve a Campsite at Miller Riverview Campground

Miller Riverview Park and Campground is a 20-acre park located on the scenic Mississippi River. It features tent and pull-through spots, handicapped-accessible restrooms and showers, fishing, trails, playground equipment, and more. The season runs from mid-April through the fourth Sunday in October. Same-day reservations are accepted and may be made online or by calling 563-599-2852.

America in Bloom Community Profile

In 2022, the City of Dubuque is participating in the America in Bloom (AIB) National Awards Program. AIB promotes nationwide beautification through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements. The awards program and community profile focuses on seven areas of impact: community vitality, flowers, landscaped areas, urban forestry, environmental efforts, celebrating heritage, and overall impression. 

Contact Us

  1. Stephen Fehsal | email
    Park Division Manager
    Phone: 563.589.4263
    Fax: 563.589.4391

    Leisure Services
    Ruby Sutton Building
    1157 Central Ave. Dubuque, IA 52001

    Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.