News and Happenings

  • Turkey Shoot November 3

    This free event will be held in the Decorah High School Main Gym on Tuesday, November 3, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. No need to register, just show up! Please note, in accordance with the city mask mandate, face masks must be worn by all participants upon entering the High School and at all times … [READ MORE]
  • Youth Basketball Registration due Mon, Oct 26

    Registration for youth basketball programs (1st-6th grade) and adult volleyball leagues is now open and can be completed online. Please note participants, coaches, volunteers, spectators, and anyone who enters school facilities must wear masks at all times, including while participating in Decorah Parks and Recreation programs.  [READ MORE]
  • What’s that Park Project?

    Decorah Parks and Recreation has added a new web page to their website to keep community members and visitors up to date with the many projects our park staff, stone masons, and volunteers have been working on [READ MORE]
  • Visiting Dunning’s Spring Park & Ice Cave

    Dunning’s Spring Park and Ice Cave have been extremely busy this season. Visitors should park in the gravel lot on the south side of Ice Cave Road. If the parking lot is full visitors [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-5:00 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