The City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department has designated five more parks as pesticide-free, bringing Dubuque’s total to 15 pesticide-free parks. No chemicals are used to manage the landscape in the entire footprint of these parks.
The new pesticide-free parks are Washington Park (700 Locust St.), Jackson Park (1500 Main St.), Granger Creek Nature Trail (Dubuque Technology Park), Grant Park (1500 Bluff St.) and the Pet Park (2501 N. Grandview Ave.). New signs have been installed in each of these parks showing their designation as pesticide-free parks.
The original nine pesticide-free parks are: Allison-Henderson Park (1500 Loras Blvd.), Cleveland Park (625 Cleveland Ave.), Falk Park (1701 Earl Dr.), Maus Park (599 Huff St.), Pinard Park (2819 Pinard St.), Riley Park (3356 Lunar Dr.), Southern Park (200 Southern Ave.), Teddy Bear Park (4900 Gabriel Dr.), Usha Park (3937 Pennsylvania Ave.), and Welu Park (3655 Welu Dr.). A map of the parks is available at CityofDubuque.org/ipm. The 15 pesticide-free parks were chosen because they are located throughout the Dubuque community, giving all residents access to pesticide-free areas, and because they consist of landscapes that can be managed without the use of chemicals.