News and Happenings

  • Winter Trails & Recreation Information and Map

    Regular updates regarding ski trails, snowshoeing and the ice rink will be posted here. [READ MORE]
  • Winter Walkers

    Decorah Parks and Recreation invites the community to join our Winter Walkers program beginning Monday, January 10! Participate as an individual or create a walking pod (small group or family) and challenge yourself to get outside and walk every day. There is no cost to participate, participants should register online. [READ MORE]
  • 2022 Whalen Cabin & Shelter Reservation Information

    2022 Whalen Cabin and picnic shelter reservation requests may be made beginning Monday, January 3, at 8:00 am. Reservation requests on January 3 must be made by calling  563-382-4158 and leaving a message. Messages received before 8:00 am Monday, January 3 will not be considered. [READ MORE]
  • Turkey Trot – Free Event!

    Participate in Decorah Parks & Recreation's Turkey Trot Thursday, November 25 thru Sunday, November 28! Run or walk the 5k or 1-mile loop that we have marked out in the Decorah Community Prairie anytime Thursday, November 25 thru Sunday, November 28. Submit your run/walk online and [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-4:00 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