Spend time viewing scenic vistas along the Mississippi River from one of our river access areas. Learn of our County’s rugged natural beauty and cultural heritage. Take a leisurely hike or bike ride, or play a competitive round of golf. Like winter? Try cross-country skiing, winter hiking, snowmobiling, or ice fishing. Whatever the season, whatever your interest, you will find that our recreation areas really do offer “Something for Everyone”.

Dubuque County Comprehensive Parks Master Plan

Conservation Board

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The Dubuque County Conservation Board consists of five County residents who are appointed by the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors and given, by terms of the State Code of Iowa, the responsibility “…to acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of the County [and its visitors] public parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreation centers, county forests, wildlife and other conservation areas, and to promote and preserve the health and welfare of the people, to encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources, and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation.”


Brian Preston, Executive Director

Nate Sisler, Deputy Director

Danelle Schroeder, Administrative Assistant

Allie Schmalz, Naturalist

Kaytlan Moeller, Naturalist

Kurt Kramer, Park Ranger

Jeremy Kettmann, Park Ranger-Swiss Valley Park

Lucas Wagner, Park Ranger-Mud Lake Park

Ryan Petty, Park Ranger-Finley’s Landing

Nick Banwarth – Conservation Technician

Dan Blake, Park Ranger

Patrick Schwartz, Park Attendant-New Wine Park

Del Bischoff, Heritage Trail Technician

Mike White, Greens Superintendent