News and Happenings

  • The Great Inflate & Pancake Breakfast – Sat, Feb 24

    Join us for our FIRST EVER inflatable event 10am-2pm Saturday, February 24 in the Decorah High School gyms! Print, fill out, and bring your registration form with you on Saturday to avoid the lines. [READ MORE]
  • Free Tree Workshops

    The Decorah Tree Board , the Iowa State University Extension Office, Trees Foreever, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are hosting two free workshops., Ash Trees & Emerald Ash Borer, and Pruning and Tree Care 101. [READ MORE]
  • Free Fly Fishing Workshop – Sat, Feb 10

    Join us in the Decorah High School gym Saturday, Feberuay 10, 10am-12noon for this free event! This workshop is free and open to anglers of all ages and levels [READ MORE]
  • The Great Inflate & Pancake Breakfast

    Join us for our FIRST EVER inflatable event! Participants can bounce, climb, slide, and run through 7 over-sized inflatables! Registration is taken at the event-- waivers must be signed and cost is $5 per participant. The Lions Club will be providing a pancake breakfast for a free will offering that will support the Tree Bank … [READ MORE]

Contact/Follow Us

Decorah Parks and Recreation Office
PO Box 513
400 Claiborne Drive (City Hall)
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (563) 382-4158
Fax: (563) 382-6525
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Click here for a map to the Park-Rec. Office

Park Maintenance Shop
(563) 382-8256

Municipal Swimming Pool
(563) 382-2055

Pulpit Rock Campground
(563) 382-9551 |

Your Gift Will Keep on Giving

The Decorah Parks and Recreation Endowment Fund is a permanent fund with the Winneshiek County Community Foundation, therefore the donated dollars are invested and only interest income from the fund is granted out. Your contribution to this endowment fund will forever help to maintain and enhance Decorah’s parks, trails, recreational facilities, campground, swimming pool and all programs offered through Decorah Parks and Recreation.

To read our news release on the ENDOWMENT FUND, click here:

Special Events Trail Use Registration

All individuals, businesses or non-profit groups must register special events that take place on any portion of the Trout Run Trail. This registration form must be fully completed and filed no later than one month prior to the event date. This allows for Decorah Parks and Recreation and Winneshiek County Conservation to review and approve/deny the request and rule out scheduling conflicts.

To download the REGISTRATION FORM, click here:


A Glimpse at Decorah Park-Rec

Decorah Park-Rec Through the Eyes of the Kids