News and Happenings

  • Explore Decorah during COVID-19

    Decorah Parks and Recreation is challenging the community to Explore Decorah throughout the month of April. Explore Decorah is an opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy some of Decorah’s trails. Participants are eligible to enter a drawing to win a free individual or family season pool pass for the summer. Participate in Explore Decorah … [READ MORE]
  • COVID-19 Update: Decorah Parks Remain Open

    Decorah is fortunate to have a number of parks and trails accessible year-round. The natural landscapes, springs, streams, and waterfalls in the Decorah Parks System are still open for your family to explore, along with 15 miles of paved trails and 20 miles of off-road trails. To help maintain and improve one’s mental and physical … [READ MORE]
  • Decorah Parks & Recreation: COVID-19 Activities from a Distance

    Our regularly scheduled programs and activities have come to a halt, but we hope to continue to provide you and your children with ideas of fun activities and games while we all practice social distancing from home. We will regularly update ideas on our website and on our Facebook page. [READ MORE]
  • Register for Summer Programs & Activities beginning May 1

    Decorah Parks & Recreation provides many opportunities for swim lessons, recreation programs, baseball and softball leagues, and special events. More information will be released and registration for all programs and activities will begin at 8am Friday, May 1.  [READ MORE]

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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

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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Decorah includes a diverse 664 acre park system, off road and paved trails, a municipal campground and pool, and recreation opportunities for all ages.

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Dunning’s Spring always looks good, but we’re not so sure that April snow showers bring May flowers. #WarmerWeatherPlease

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It's time to fly into Friday and the weekend with your creativity.

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Decorah Parks and Recreation

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Here's a chance for kids to enjoy the outdoors, have some fun, and maybe even practice a little math while playing and creating.

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Decorah Parks and Recreation

2 days 23 hours ago

Today is National Walking Day. #ExploreDecorah

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Decorah Parks and Recreation

4 days 26 minutes ago

The sunshine is calling us to enjoy some time outside.

Decorah Parks and Recreation

Decorah Parks and Recreation

4 days 18 hours ago

Are you looking for outdoor fun? Join our new adventure game, Explore Decorah! Walk designated trails in the City of Decorah for your chance to win an individual or family swimming pool pass for the summer. #ExploreDecorah

For more information visit parks.decorahia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Explore-Decorah.pdf

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Decorah Parks and Recreation

1 week 1 day ago

Join the fun and chalk the walk (driveways, sidewalks, etc.) for all to see. An easy way to brighten someone's day. Use #ChalkDecorah to show us your creations.

If you don't have chalk or are up for an experiement you can make your own sidewalk puffy paint. funlearningforkids.com/sidewalk-puffy-paint/

Decorah Parks and Recreation

Decorah Parks and Recreation

1 week 1 day ago

Calling all kids, teens, and all others interested. We challenge you to build your own park model!

Decorah Parks and Recreation

Decorah Parks and Recreation

1 week 2 days ago

The forecast calls for rain, and we're calling for a day of 'underwater adventures.' Join the fun, there's something for everyone!

Cosmic Kids Underwater Adventure Yoga: youtu.be/0hvwLdk5D5g

Decorah Parks and Recreation

Decorah Parks and Recreation

1 week 3 days ago

Trails and parks in the City of Decorah are open. Your adventure awaits.

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:

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