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Eagle Point Park

2601 Shiras Ave.
Dubuque  Iowa  52001
United States
(563) 589-4263
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Midwest Living Review

From atop this park's bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River and Lock and Dam No. 11, you'll see spectacular views of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois.

Eagle Point Park is a well-maintained, beautiful park and worth the time to visit for walks along the bluff. Viewing towers show off the tri-state views. 

The park opened in 1908, and streetcars began serving the area in 1912. A bathing beach was constructed in 1920 but closed in 1933 when Lock and Dam No. 11 was built. With funding from a Works Progress Administration (WPA) grant in the 1930s, the city hired Park Superintendent Alfred Caldwell, a gifted landscape architect, and the park took on a new look. His love of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie-style architecture is obvious in the buildings and gardens he had constructed.

Eagle Point Park has picnic tables, a playground, horseshoe courts, a spray pool, tennis courts, a rock garden and a fish pond. Pavilion shelters may be reserved for special events. There is a $1 entry fee per car.

Visited: 
June 16, 2012

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