News and Happenings

  • Park-Rec. Winter Activities Brochure is available Nov 15

    The Park-Rec. Winter Activities Brochure is available November 15 online or may be picked up at the Park-Rec. Office, local banks and fitness centers, and the Decorah Public Library. Activities include Biddy Basketball for ages 3 to 6 years, Ecology Explorers for K thru 4th, Intro to Taekwondo for 4 years on up, free drop-in … [READ MORE]
  • Palisades Park Closed for Season

    Palisades Park is closed to vehicle traffic for the season. The park remains open to pedestrian traffic and will be groomed for skiing when weather allows. [READ MORE]
  • 36th Annual Turkey Shoot Results

    110 people participated in the 36th Annual Decorah Park-Rec. Turkey Shoot on Monday, November 5. Turkey and drawing winners should pick up their certificate or prize at the Park-Rec. Office by Friday, November 9. [READ MORE]
  • 36th Annual Turkey Shoot is November 5

    A free activity . . .  just show up!   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. Special accommodations are made for younger children. [READ MORE]

Contact/Follow Us

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 |

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