News and Happenings

  • Gnomes in the Park

    Decorah Parks & Recreation is Gnomes in the Parks Scavenger Hunt over Nordic Fest! Pick up the Scavenger Hunt form at the Decoarh Area Chamber of Commerce or download the pdf version to participate. Once you have finished your Scavenger Hunt and completed all or some of the clues, return the form to the Decorah … [READ MORE]
  • Fair Fun Run Results

    The 29th annual Decorah Parks and Recreation Fair Fun Run sponsored by Deco Products Company, Gundersen Health System, Oneota Valley Family Eye Care, Prairie Lakes Church, Stanley Engineered Fastening, and the Family Table, was held on Saturday, July 17th with 90 people registering. The overall male champion in the 3-mile run was [READ MORE]
  • Pickleball Class

    This program will be held 6:00-7:00pm, Monday thru Thursday, July 26-29, and is open to individuals ages 12 thru adult. Decorah pickleball instructors, Miriam and Daniel Skrade, along with experienced area players will teach you the basics of the game including fundamental strokes, serving, rules of play and terminology. Intermediate and more advanced players can … [READ MORE]
  • Fair Fun Run Sat, July 17

    The Fair Fun Run will be held Saturday, July 17. Registration must be completed by Thursday, July 1 to receive a shirt. This family friendly event includes a 3/4 mile kids race for children ages 12 and under, and a 3-mle race for older children and adults. [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:


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