News and Happenings

  • Blake Moen named Superintendent of Recreation & Aquatics

    Blake Moen begins his position as Superintendent of Recreation and Aquatics with Decorah Parks and Recreation May 4, 2021. Blake is a Decorah High School and Luther College graduate [READ MORE]
  • Summer Registration Begins May 3

    Registration for Decorah Parks and Recreation for summer programs, activities, swim lessons and pool passes begins at 8:00am Monday, May 3. Registration can be completed online using credit/debit card or in the Park-Rec Office using cash or check. Swim lesson and recreation classes are filled on a first come first served basis, register early for … [READ MORE]
  • Free Event: Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Championships – May 17

    The Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Championships local track meet will be held at 4:30pm Monday, May 17, 2021 at the Decorah High School track. Youth ages 7 thru 14 as of December 31, 2021 are eligible to participate in this free event! Registration is required [READ MORE]
  • Garlic Mustard Awareness Week: April 11-17

    Mayor Lorraine Borowski is declaring by proclamation: April 11-17 Garlic Mustard Awareness Week. Garlic mustard is an invasive plant that can take over our woodlands if it is not controlled. Join Friends of the Park to learn about and help remove garlic mustard at the following events! [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