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" We invite you to please take a look around our town. Here you will find a warm friendly town with an atmosphere to grow your dreams! "

Welcome to Cascade, Iowa

Cascade, Iowa is entered in Dubuque County near the borders of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. The Cascade Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit a "Place We Call Home".

Cascade Area Businesses are owned and operated by long time Cascade Families. With growth in business, tourism and economical residential housing, Cascade has much to offer. Come see our historic buildings, fine shops, and great eateries.

We are located on Highway 151 between Dubuque, Iowa and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

July 4th 2015 Celebration!

July 4th 2015

Cascade’s Civil War Spy

Don’t forget to stop by City Hall to get your tickets for the play, Cascade’s Civil War Spy. The play will be presented Friday, July 3rd @ 7:30pm and Saturday, July 4th @ 2:00pm at the Ellen Kennedy Center in Cascade. Tickets are $12 or $10 in advance, Seniors are $8 and kids are $5. Come get your ticket soon before they are all sold!

Public Swimming Lessons

Public swimming lessons will be held at the Cascade Swimming Pool in 2 sessions. Session 1 will be held June 8-12 from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Session 2 will be held July 6 - 10 from 5:00 ? 5:30 p.m. Forms for public swimming lessons are available at City Hall or under the City Forms tab. Private swimming lessons are also available. Please contact the pool manager, Justin McDermott, to discuss scheduling private lessons at 563-542-8328.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Meets the last Saturday of the month at 506 6th Avenue NW, Cascade, Iowa, lower building at Claddagh Court.

Saturday, June 27th at 1:00pm

Topic: Delay the Disease- Exercise for Parkinson’s Wellness. Guest speaker: Kris Cameron, B.S., A.C.E. Owner, ReNu Your Life

For more information call (563) 590-4364 or email

We are also looking for someone to lead a fitness class for people who have Parkinson’s. If you know of anyone, please call (563) 590-4364.

Boards & Commissions Openings

The City of Cascade has the following openings on Boards & Commissions. Residents of the City of Cascade age 18 or older are eligible to apply by submitting a letter of interest in writing to the City Clerk, 320 1st Ave W, PO Box 400, Cascade, IA 52033. Call 563-852-3114 with any questions.

The Board of Adjustment currently has two openings. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday, if needed, of each month at 7:00 pm at City Hall. Appointments run for five year terms. Compensation is $15 per meeting.

2014 Water Quality Report

This report contains important information regarding the water quality in our water system. The source of our water is groundwater. Our water quality testing shows the following results: See Attached File

Lawn Care Reminder

It is the responsibility of property owners to keep their lawns mowed and free from weeds per City of Cascade’s Code of Ordinances 50.02.10. If lawns are not mowed, the City will issue a notice and if the lawn remains unmowed the City will mow it and assess the cost to the property taxes.

It is unlawful according to Chapter 135.03 of the City of Cascade Code of Ordinances to blow grass clippings into the street or have your street show evidence that grass clippings from your property were blown into the street. These grass clippings and other debris washes into the storm sewers and clogs them. Failure to abide by this Ordinance can result in a $250 municipal citation and mandatory court appearance.

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