News and Happenings

  • 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]
  • Decorah Trail Bingo

    Participate in Trail Bingo for your chance to win Chamber Dollars that can be used at local area businesses! This new challenge merges bingo with exploring Decorah’s trails, parks, and scenic overlooks. [READ MORE]
  • Decorah Parks & Recreation: COVID-19 Activities from a Distance

    In person 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 regluarly post ideas and activities for kids and families to do while social distancing on our website … [READ MORE]
  • Register for Summer Programs & Activities Delayed

    Decorah Parks and Recreation is delaying the start of summer registration for swim lessons and recreational activities until further notice. [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:

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 |


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

Covid 19 limitations

Decorah Park-Rec Through the Eyes of the Kids