According to a press release, the City of Dubuque has joined the National Park Trust and other communities across the country in proclaiming Saturday, May 20th, as the 13th annual national “Kids to Parks Day.” In celebration, all vehicle entrance fees to Eagle Point Park in Dubuque this Saturday will be waived.

Credit: Ashley Ehlers View of the Dubuque Dam from Eagle Point Park
Credit: Ashley Ehlers
View from Eagle Point Park

Other opportunities to celebrate Kids to Parks Day are abundant in the Dubuque area. The City of Dubuque offers 48 parks covering over 1,200 acres and features trails, tennis, picnicking, fishing, skateboarding, pickleball, softball and baseball, playgrounds, disc golf, golf, camping, and much more. The Dubuque County Conservation Board manages 20 parks, preserves, and recreation areas encompassing over 2,673 acres. Additionally, the Mines of Spain Recreation Area and E.B. Lyons Interpretive and Nature Center are located on 1,447 acres of wooded and prairie land and are managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

“I encourage families to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Take the kids to a playground, enjoy a hike, go on a bike ride, play an outdoor sport, go kayaking or canoeing, spend the afternoon fishing, or have a picnic in the park—there are endless ways to celebrate this national day of outdoor play!”

-Steve Fehsal, Park Division Manager

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Kids to Parks Day aims to reconnect the next generation with the great outdoors. To learn more, visit For more information on Dubuque parks, visit or call 563-589- 4263.

Credit: Tom Ehlers
Credit: Tom Ehlers View from Horseshoe Bluff at the Mines of Spain in Dubuque

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