News and Happenings

  • 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]
  • Gnomes in the Park

    Decorah Parks & Recreation is Gnomes in the Parks Scavenger Hunt over Nordic Fest! Pick up the Scavenger Hunt form at the Decoarh Area Chamber of Commerce or download the pdf version to participate. Once you have finished your Scavenger Hunt and completed all or some of the clues, return the form to the Decorah … [READ MORE]
  • Fair Fun Run Results

    The 29th annual Decorah Parks and Recreation Fair Fun Run sponsored by Deco Products Company, Gundersen Health System, Oneota Valley Family Eye Care, Prairie Lakes Church, Stanley Engineered Fastening, and the Family Table, was held on Saturday, July 17th with 90 people registering. The overall male champion in the 3-mile run was [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