DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) – The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA is recognizing the Union Park Flood of 1919 by welcoming the community to commemorate those affected by this tragedy.
The park opened in 1891, and over the next few decades, additions were made to attract more park-goers. In the summer of 1919, there was a thunderstorm that quickly turned into a park-wide flood killing five people.
The remembrance on July 6th commemorates those lost. The free event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. At noon a memorial will be held. The DCY will also provide discounted zip-line tours, guided park tours and snacks available for purchase.