News and Happenings

  • G2G Summer Celebration – Aug 17

    Decorah's Get-2-Gether Committee and Decorah Parks and Recreation are hosting a free Summer Celebration for adults with special needs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m, Wednesday, August 17. at Whalen Cabin near Phelps Park. Participants should register for this event by Monday, August 15 [READ MORE]
  • 2022 Gnomes in the Park

    Gnomes in the Park returns for Nordic Fest 2022! Stop by the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce to pick up or download a Gnomes in the Park Scavenger Hunt Form for a list of clues to find gnomes for your chance to win a drawing prize. Search the park for gnomes and fill out the … [READ MORE]
  • 2022 Fair Fun Run Results

    The 30th annual Decorah Parks and Recreation Fair Fun Run sponsored by Collins Aerospace, Deco Products Company, Dental Associates of Decorah, Gundersen Health System, Oneota Valley Family Eye Care, The Family Table, was held on Saturday, July 16th with 100 people registering. The overall male champion in the 3-mile run was Henry Weis of Decorah … [READ MORE]
  • G2G at the Winneshiek County Fair

    Decorah's Get-2-Gether (G2G) Committee and Decorah Parks and Recreation invite adults with special needs to the Winneshiek County Fair Friday, July 15 for music by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band! Participants must register by Friday, July 8. Registration can be completed online or by calling the Decorah parks & Recreation Office (563-382-4158). [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