DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) – Eagle Point Park has been around in Dubuque for more than a hundred years. Now, park officials hope that this landmark status will preserve the park for years to come.
Laura Carstens, Planning Services Manager for the Dubuque Parks and Leisure Services, said that the park is a symbol of unity within the Dubuque community.
“It really is a treasure,” said Carstens. “It does speak to that spirit of pulling together, especially when times are tough. And Dubuque does do that.”
Eagle Point Park had previously been added to the National Registry of Historical Places. Which is why the Parks and Leisure Services pushed for the park to be recognized within the city.
“It’s sort of like a no brainer, when you have something that’s special and its on the national register and its a community and regional park, it deserves that landmark status,” said Carstens.
Park officials hope that the new status will bring in more funding for the park. Currently, crews are working to repair some of the damage caused to the park due to erosion.
The park will remain open for guests to use their facilities. It is the 11th landmark within the city.