News and Happenings

  • 3rd grade Sharp Shooters November 18 Time Changed to 12:15pm

    Due to a performance in the Carrie Lee auditorium this Saturday, November 18 the time of the 3rd grade girls  and 3rd grade boys basketball sessions must be adjusted. All 3rd graders (boys and girls) should meet in the Carrie Lee gym at 12:15pm Saturday, November 18.  All other grade levels will continue as originally scheduled. … [READ MORE]
  • G2G Christmas Celebration for Adults with Special Needs

    Decorah's Get-2-Gether Committee and Decorah Parks and Recreation are hosting a free Christmas Celebration for adults with specials needs from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Elks Lodge in Decorah. Participants should register for this event by Wednesday, November 29 [READ MORE]
  • Winter Activity Registration Begins Nov. 15

    The winter brochure of recreation activities will be released and registration will begin at 8am, Wednesday, November 15. This brochure includes Biddy Basketball (ages 3 thru Kindergarten), after school programs, and [READ MORE]
  • Turkey Shoot Results

    154 people participated in the 35th Annual Decorah Park-Rec. Turkey Shoot on Monday, November 6.  This parent-child free throw contest was held in the high school gym.  Click READ MORE to see results. [READ MORE]

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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

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