News and Happenings

  • February Book Walk

    The Decorah Public Library, the Decorah Community School District, and the Decorah Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a Book Walk Friday, February 12 thru Sunday, February 28. A Book Walk is a fun way to read while enjoying the outdoors. This month’s story is Last Stop on Market Street written [READ MORE]
  • Biddy Basketball Jamboree – Feb 27 & 28

    Decorah Parks and Recreation is hosting a Biddy Basketball Jamboree for children ages three thru six. Children ages three and four may sign up to participate in one 30 minute session Saturday morning, February 27 and children ages five and six may sign up to participate in one half hour session Sunday afternoon, February 28. … [READ MORE]
  • Warm Places in Outdoor Spaces: Fire Pit Reservation Program

    Decorah Parks and Recreation is now offering a reservation program for fire pits. Firewood will be provided; patrons should bring their own chairs and are responsible for starting and extinguishing the fire.  Fire pits are available 7 days a week [READ MORE]
  • Winter Trail & Recreation Information

    Visit this post for updated trail and winter recreation information. Decorah Parks & Recreation staff post regular updates about winter ski trail conditions, the ice rink, snowshoe areas, and plowed walking trails. [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