News and Happenings

  • Garlic Mustard Awareness Week: April 11-17

    Mayor Lorraine Borowski is declaring by proclamation: April 11-17 Garlic Mustard Awareness Week. Garlic mustard is an invasive plant that can take over our woodlands if it is not controlled. Join Friends of the Park to learn about and help remove garlic mustard at the following events! [READ MORE]
  • Prairie Burns Scheduled

    Prescribed prairie burns will take place on parts of the Decorah Community Prairie. The burns will take place between April 12 and May 14.  Weather conditions are the major determination as to when the burns will take place. If you would like a notification of the exact day and time of the burns, please call the … [READ MORE]
  • Job Openings: Recreation & Concession Staff

    The Decorah Parks and Recreation Department is looking for highly energetic, motivated, and responsible individuals to join our department as recreation and concession staff! For more information and to request an application contact [READ MORE]
  • Job Openings: Summer Lifeguards

    The Decorah Parks and Recreation Department is looking for highly energetic, motivated, and responsible individuals to join our staff as lifeguards! For more information and to request an application contact [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
E-mail: parkrec@decorahia.org
Web: parks.decorahia.org
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 | prcamping@decorahia.org

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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:

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