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JOHN G. BERGFELD RECREATION AREA
In 1998 Ken Bergfeld, son of John Bergfeld, sold part of his dairy farm to the city of Dubuque for an office park and recreation area. He asked that something be named after his father. They had farmed the site for eighteen years.
In October, 1998, the city designated the John G. Bergfeld Recreation Area. Developers constructed and stocked a lake along the stream Bergfeld often fished with his granddaughters. The site in 2010 had ramps from the parking lot to the lake to create a handicapped accessible site for fishing.MISSISSIPPI RIVER from East Dubuque to Dubuque over a slough near Sixth Street. When the city filled in the slough, the bridge became obsolete.