What? A 164-acre public park sitting mostly on one of Dubuque’s famous bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River and the Lock and Dam No. 11.
Who? This is a great park for anyone to enjoy. Both locals and visitors will enjoy this wide open space to take in the outdoors and the warm weather finally arriving to Iowa.
Where? 2601 Shiras Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001.
When? The park is open for the season beginning on the first Saturday in May, which this year will be May 6. It will stay open until the fourth Sunday in October. The hours for Sunday through Thursday are 7 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday the park opens at the same time but stays open an hour later until 11:00 p.m.
Why? There is plenty to see and enjoy in this space. A great place to picnic or grill, enjoy the warm weather, go back in time to your childhood on the swings, play tennis or horseshoes, view the majestic scenery of the bluffs from a viewing tower, take photos, and more.
Cost? There is a $1 fee if you enter the park by car, but if you arrive by bike or on foot the entrance to the park is free. Season passes are available if you would like to save on cost if you plan on visiting frequently.
Other Features? Rent out the pavilions for events or parties, play sports, hike on one of the trails, or enjoy a concert in the band shell.