Decorah rivals many larger cities with 664 acres of park land, over 20 miles of off-road trails, a campground, leisure concept swimming pool and year-round recreation activities for all ages. There is an activity for everyone available through the Decorah Parks & Recreation services.


Trail nestled between trees.

Trail Update: Dug Road is open!

Dug Road, which is a portion of the Trout Run Trail loop, suffered significant damage during the 2016 floods. On Tuesday, May 22 this portion of the trail was reopened to users.

Dug Road contains loose gravel. Please use caution.

Contact Us

Decorah Parks and Recreation Office
PO Box 513
400 Claiborne Drive (City Hall)
Decorah, IA 52101
E-mail: parkrec@decorahia.org
Web: parks.decorahia.org
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 | prcamping@decorahia.org

News and Happenings

Latest News

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:

Videos

A Glimpse at Decorah Park-Rec

Blood, Sweat & Dirt – The DHPT Story