Looking for a little good news today?. According to today's press release from the City of Dubuque, The City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department has opened Murphy Park and Eagle Point Park for the 2020 season.

Restrooms, pavilions, playgrounds and equipment, and sports courts at the parks will remain closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents and caretakers of children are asked to prevent children from using playground equipment. Those visiting the parks and other outdoor recreational areas are reminded of the importance of social distancing and staying 6-10 feet apart from others, as instructed by the Centers for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health.

“It’s important that we all stay home as much as possible but getting outside occasionally is crucial to maintaining health and well-being during these difficult times,” said City of Dubuque Park Division Manager Stephen Fehsal. “We are pleased to be able to offer these parks as additional places for people to get some fresh air and exercise, while social distancing.”

All park ordinances, including hours of operation will be enforced. Until further notice, there will be no admission fee for vehicles entering Eagle Point Park. Future updates or changes to these policies will be announced and posted online at www.cityofdubuque.org/parks and via the City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department's social media. For additional information, please contact the City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department at 563-589-4263.

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