City of Dubuque parks will officially open for the season on Saturday, May 2. Park restroom facilities, water fountains, and other amenities will be available for public use at that time. The City of Dubuque offers 50 parks  An online map of Dubuque’s parks is available at

Miller Riverview Park & Campground, located at 1851 Admiral Sheehy Dr., is already open for the 2015 season. This area offers camping, picnic, and recreation areas, walking and biking paths, and a great view of the Mississippi River traffic.  Camping reservations may be made online at Starting May 6, online reservations may be made for Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day holidays. For campers without access to a computer, staff will be available at the Multicultural Family Center at 1157 Central Ave. starting at 6 p.m. on May 6 to assist with the holiday reservation process.

To ensure an enjoyable park experience for all, the Parks Division offers some general reminders about its parks, pavilion rentals, and pet policies.

Pets in City Parks/Trails
Per City Ordinance revised August 6, 2013, leashed dogs and cats are allowed in certain locations. Dogs are allowed off leash in the Pet Park on North Grandview Avenue, which is open from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily. Municipal citations may be issued to anyone with a pet in a park or on a trail where they are not permitted. Dogs and cats are allowed on a leash at the following parks/trails:

  • A.Y. McDonald Park
  • Granger Creek Nature Trail
  • Heritage Trail
  • Jaycee Trail
  • John G. Bergfeld Recreation Area
  • Medical Associates Greenbelt Park
  • Miller Riverview Park (including trail on Chaplain Schmitt Island)
  • Northwest Arterial Trail
  • Port of Dubuque Marina
  • Port of Dubuque Riverwalk Trail
  • Powerline Trail
  • Pyatigorsk Park
  • Southern Levy Trail