News and Happenings

  • Touch A Truck – Sat, Oct 9

    Join us for this fun, free open house event for the whole family Saturday, October 9 , 11am-1pm 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]
  • Registration for Basketball (1st-6th Grade) & Adult Volleyball Begins Oct 1

    Registration for Decorah Parks and Recreation 1st-6th grade basketball programs and adult volleyball leagues begins Friday, October 1. Registration can be completed online or in the Park-Rec Office. A complete list of programs and our registration form can also be viewed in our fall brochure. [READ MORE]
  • Fall Program Registration begins August 16

    Decorah Parks and Recreation fall program begins Monday, August 16. Registration can be completed online or in the Park-Rec Office.  [READ MORE]
  • G2G Event Wed, Aug 18

    Decorah’s Get-2-Gether Committee and Decorah Parks and Recreation are hosting a free Summer Celebration for adults with special needs Wednesday, August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Whalen Cabin near Phelps Park. Adults with special needs are invited for an evening of live music by The Other Guys, games, bingo, Mabes Pizza and … [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) 382-2055

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