News and Happenings

  • Decorah Swim Pool Opens June 29

    The 2020 swim pool experience will be completely different in Decorah and across the nation. The Decorah Municipal Swimming Pool will open for the 2020 season the week of June 29. Below is some additional information about what to expect when you arrive at the pool.  [READ MORE]
  • Summer Recreation Program Information

    Decorah Parks and Recreation began offering recreation programs Monday, June 15. Current program offerings are listed below. [READ MORE]
  • Visiting Dunning’s Spring Park & Ice Cave

    Dunning’s Spring Park and Ice Cave have been extremely busy this season. Visitors should park in the gravel lot on the south side of Ice Cave Road. If the parking lot is full visitors [READ MORE]
  • Pulpit Rock Campground is Open

    Decorah Parks and Recreation (DPR) continues to look at ways to protect the health of visitors and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The following is a list of regulations created to help ensure the safety and well-being of campers and staff.  Regulations will be updated as needed. [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:


A Glimpse at Decorah Park-Rec

Decorah Park-Rec Through the Eyes of the Kids