News and Happenings

  • Turkey Trot – Free Event!

    Participate in Decorah Parks & Recreation's Turkey Trot Thursday, November 24 thru Sunday, November 27! Run or walk the 5k or 1-mile loop that we have marked out in the Decorah Community Prairie anytime Thursday, November 24 thru Sunday, November 27. Submit your run/walk online and [READ MORE]
  • Winter Program Registration begins November 15

    Decorah Parks and Recreation fall program begins Tuesday, November 15. Registration can be completed online or in the Park-Rec Office.  The following programs will be offered by Decorah Parks & Recreation in November, December, January and February. A complete list of programs and our registration form can also be viewed in our winter brochure. Turkey Trot – Free event! … [READ MORE]
  • 2022 Turkey Shoot Results

    2022 Turkey Shoot Results 144 people participated in the 40th Annual Decorah Park-Rec. Turkey Shoot on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. This parent-child free throw contest was held in the Decorah High School gym.  Participants were divided into age categories based on the combined ages of the participating parent and child. A turkey was awarded to … [READ MORE]
  • Turkey Shoot – Tues, Nov 8

    The 40th Annual Decorah Park-Rec. Turkey Shoot will be held in the Decorah High School Main Gym on Tuesday, November 8, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. In this fun family event, a parent and child team up, combine their ages to determine their competition bracket, and each shoot 10 free throws in an attempt to … [READ MORE]

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:

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Decorah Parks and Recreation Office
PO Box 513
400 Claiborne Drive (City Hall)
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (563) 382-4158
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

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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