News and Happenings

  • 37th Annual Turkey Shoot

    The “shoot” will be held in the DHS Main Gym on Tuesday, November 12, 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 win a certificate for a free turkey.   … [READ MORE]
  • Dodgeball Tournament – Friday, November 8 (no school day)

    Decorah Middle School students are invited to organize teams (3 girls, 3 boys) for this fun tournament.  Each team member must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian.  Team roster/waiver forms are to be picked up from the Middle School PE teachers and turned in at the Park-Rec. Office by Friday, November 1, along with … [READ MORE]
  • October 18 Deadline for Sharp Shooters & Hoopsters Leagues

    The deadline for two youth basketball leagues is Friday, October 18.  Sharp Shooters is for boys and girls in grades 1st thru 3rd and is held in the Carrie Lee Elementary Gym on Saturday mornings, November 9 thru December 7.  Registration fee is $25 per child and includes a reversible jersey.  Hoopsters is for boys and … [READ MORE]
  • School’s Out We’re In – deadline extended to Wed, Oct 16

    Children ages 5 thru 8 are invited to join us for a full day of fun on Monday, October 21 (No school day)! Cost is $20 per participant. Registration and payment are due Friday, October 11. Registration can be completed online or in the Park-Rec Office. [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 |


Decorah Parks and Recreation

2 months 2 hours ago

Do you have a 5 or 6 year old looking for a fun Saturday morning program? Register now for Kickoff Kids where participants will run, jump, grow and have enjoy playing games with their peers

For more information or to register online visit

Decorah Parks and Recreation

2 months 6 days ago

Flag football season starts Saturday!

Shirts and schedules are available for pick up in the office. Please use the front entrance to city hall as the back entrance is closed due to construction.

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Decorah Parks and Recreation

2 months 2 weeks ago

Spread the word, our flag football (1st-6th grade) and Spikesters volleyball (3rd-6th grade) has been extended to noon tomorrow (Fri, Aug 23).

Decorah Parks and Recreation

2 months 3 weeks ago

Raise your hand if you're ready for fall programs! Today is the last day to register for Flag Football (1st-6th grade) and Spikesters Volleyball (3rd-6th grade).

Register online at

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Decorah Parks and Recreation

2 months 3 weeks ago

Great night for our G2G adults with special needs thanks to our wonderful volunteers from Luther College Men's Soccer and Luther College Women's Soccer and generous donations from Decorah Elks Lodge and Culver's.

Decorah Parks and Recreation

2 months 3 weeks ago

Registration for fall programs begins today. Flag Football & Spikesters Volleyball registration due Wednesday, August 21.

Don't miss out, join the fun! Register online at

Decorah Parks and Recreation

2 months 3 weeks ago

Congrats to this summer’s Men’s Slowpitch tournament champions.

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Decorah Parks and Recreation

2 months 4 weeks ago

Decorah Parks and Recreation

3 months 1 week ago

These kids are working hard and can’t wait to perform The Jungle Book Jr. Friday at 3pm in the Decorah High School auditorium.

This show is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30pm.

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