Cole Park

Cole Park is located at the corner of Park and Sixth Street. The park hosts the City’s public swimming pool, two basketball courts, a tennis/pickleball court, baseball and softball fields, and soccer fields. In the summer of 2018, brand new playground equipment was installed after a year of fundraising.  The new equipment is ADA compliant and has two separate areas, one geared toward younger children ages 2-5 and another area geared towards children ages 5-12.  There are also two sets of swings and a ten-spin geared for all ages.  A pavilion is available to rent for $25.00/day for family gatherings, reunions, birthday parties, etc.  Public restrooms are located near the baseball and softball fields on the north end of the park.


David Ensign Memorial Park

Located on Ensign Street and at the end of Washington Street, David Ensign Memorial Park resides.  This park is home to baseball and softball fields where the Bellevue Ball Association hosts their seasonal games and tournaments.  The fields hosted the 2017 Babe Ruth 10U Midwest Plains Regional Tournament and 2016 10U and 12U State Tournaments!



 Felderman Park

Felderman Park sits at the end of South Eighth Street along the City’s southern border.  The park hosts a walking trail that runs parallel to Mill Creek, a disc golf course, soccer fields and a pavilion.  A key component linking Felderman park and Bellevue State Park, is the pedestrian bridge that was completed in 2017 as a part of Iowa’s Grant Wood Loop Parks to People program.  Felderman Park’s walking trail not only connects municipal and state recreation sites and completes about 10 miles of pedestrian/bike trails around Bellevue, but it also connects Bellevue’s parks and trail system to Dubuque’s Mines of Spain State Recreation Area, 22 miles to the north.

Riverview Park

Located along the Mississippi River, Riverview Park is part of the trail system that connects Bellevue’s parks to Dubuque’s Mines of Spain State Recreation Area.  The park offers picturesque views of the Mississippi to the north and south of Lock and Dam 12.  If you are riding or walking the trail in the park, you will see multiple memorial benches and picnic tables along with a memorial water fountain, gazebo, and pavilion.  There are also memorials dedicated to firefighters and veterans, including the Freedom Rock.  The walking trail gives you access to the City’s municipal parking lot that has a public boat ramp to launch your boat and to view Lock and Dam 12’s sea wall, where you can spend the day fishing.


State Park

Bellevue State Park is located on high bluffs with scenic views of the Mississippi River. It has 473 acres with timbered walking trails, sheltered picnic areas, an enclosed lodge, a unique butterfly garden, a 220 acre hunting area, and a nature center. The South Bluff Nature Center is also located in the Nelson Unit of Bellevue State Park. It contains a variety of interesting displays on the plants, animals, and geology of Bellevue State Park. Open seasonally and is dependent on staff and volunteer availability.


Crawford Park

Crawford Park is located between North Dearborn and Walnut Street and serves the Northeast side of Maquoketa. This park has assorted playground equipment and trees that line a large open green space that has picnic tables for use. Park can be accessed via Dearborn or Walnut.



The City Ball Park

The City Ball Park is one of Maquoketa’s largest parks and neighbors the Maquoketa River Levee. The City’s Skate Park is also on the park property and is a nice feature for adrenaline enthusiasts.

Amenities include: Two baseball diamonds, Concession stand, Picnic shelter, Restrooms, Playground equipment, Multi-modal recreational trail along the Maquoketa River, Open space for picnicking.

The park is located on the North side of the City on Grove Street and sits adjacent to the Maquoketa River trail near the pedestrian bridge which traverses the beautiful Maquoketa River.

Maquoketa Caves State Park 

With more caves than any state park, Maquoketa Caves is one of Iowa’s most unique outdoor attractions. Enormous bluffs tower throughout the park, and a six-mile trail system winds through geologic formations and forests brimming with natural beauty. As one of the state’s earliest state parks, Maquoketa Caves has been a popular destination for picnickers and hikers since the 1860s. Grab your hiking shoes and a flashlight before traveling to Maquoketa Caves, because this state park is nothing short of adventure.


Little Bear Park

The City of Maquoketa’s Little Bear Park serves the Northwest side of Maquoketa and is located at N Niagara St and W Quarry St. The park is affectionately named after a former Little Bear carving and borders Briggs Elementary. The park receives significant traffic and has multiple playground features to meet all the recreational needs of an elementary school and beyond. The park’s main feature even has a kid friendly synthetic matting to break falls and reduce injury risk. The park also has a shelter available and horseshoe equipment ready for the community’s enjoyment.