News and Happenings

  • Fair Fun Run Pre-Registration Deadline is June 28

    The Fair Fun Run will be held Saturday, July 13.  Pre-registration must be made in the Park-Rec. Office or online  by Friday, June 28.  Entry fee is $10 with shirt included  (only pre-registered paying $10 will receive a shirt), $5 without a shirt.  This event for the whole family consists of a 3/4 mile distance … [READ MORE]
  • Online Summer Registration extended to midnight on June 2

    Online registration for summer recreation activities and swim lessons has been extended to midnight on Sunday, June 2.  This summer features a number of new activities and events including Free Yoga in the Park, Golf Camp, Drama Show Camp, and Pickleball Clinics. A complete list of all summer activities and swimming lessons is available in … [READ MORE]
  • Dug Road Closed

    Due to safety concerns Dug Road is closed to thru traffic until conditions improve. Thank you for obeying our signage and staying off the trail. [READ MORE]
  • Free Yoga in the Park

    Decoarh Parks and Recreation is partnering with local yoga instructors to offer Free Yoga in the Park on Saturdays, 10-11am, June thru August. This program will be held in the green space just west of John Cline School. Bring [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 |


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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