News and Happenings

  • Decorah Gear Exchange Oct 8-9

    Six local businesses and organizations are partnering together this fall to bring a new event to the area, The Decorah Gear Exchange. Held October 8-9 at Carl Selland Wayside Park in Decorah, this event will allow individuals to sell and/or buy new or gently used outdoor gear. Proceeds will benefit Decorah Parks and Recreation, further … [READ MORE]
  • Free Introduction to Pickleball Classes – Oct 6

    Decorah Parks & Recreation and local pickleball enthusiasts are hosting free introduction to pickleball classes Thursday, October 6th at the Decorah City Tennis Courts. Classes are free and open to the public with two time slots to choose from. Both classes will be identical, and will focus on basic pickleball instruction and score keeping [READ MORE]
  • Touch A Truck – Sat, Oct 15

    Join us for this fun, free open house event for the whole family Saturday, October 15 , 10am-12pm in the parking lot behind City Hall! Come explore your favorite vehicles including police, fire and emergency vehicles, construction equipment, farm equipment, tow trucks, and city maintenance equipment. [READ MORE]
  • Fall Registration Begins August 15

    Decorah Parks and Recreation fall program begins Monday, August 15. Registration can be completed online or in the Park-Rec Office. The following programs will be offered by Decorah Parks & Recreation in September and October. [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
Fax: (563) 382-6525
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

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

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Park Maintenance Shop
(563) 382-8256

Municipal Swimming Pool
(563) 277-5128

Pulpit Rock Campground
(563) 382-9551 |

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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