News and Happenings

  • Biddy Basketball Deadline is December 20

    Participants in the two Biddy BB leagues (Pee Wee 3-4 yrs and Kinder 5-6 yrs) will learn the basic fundamentals of basketball and enjoy actual team competition.  Teams are grouped according to age and game rules are modified to accommodate the lower ages and skill levels.  Small baskets, balls and fun teaching techniques are used … [READ MORE]
  • Middle School Bowling Deadline is December 20

    This program for 5th thru 8th graders is held at Oneota Lanes on Saturdays, January 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Participants will bowl two games during each class time with some instruction provided.  In addition, youth in this program will be allowed to bowl for a cost of $2 per … [READ MORE]
  • Winter Rec Activities Registration Begins November 15

    Activities include Biddy Basketball for ages 3 to 6 years, Opt Outside for K thru 2nd, School’s Out We’re In for 5-8 years, Middle School Bowling for 5th thru 8th, Intro to Taekwondo for 4 years & up,  free drop-in activities such as Adult Recreational Volleyball,  Open Basketball for all ages, and great family activities … [READ MORE]
  • Turkey Shoot Results

    156 people participated in the 37th Annual Decorah Park-Rec. Turkey Shoot on Tuesday, November 12.  This parent-child free throw contest was held in the high school gym.  There were 10 age categories (combined ages of parent and child) and a turkey was awarded to the top scoring team in each category. [READ MORE]

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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

Park Maintenance Shop
(563) 382-8256

Municipal Swimming Pool
(563) 382-2055

Pulpit Rock Campground
(563) 382-9551 |


Decorah Parks and Recreation

4 weeks 17 hours ago

Registration for winter Park-Rec activities begins today. Don't wait, sign up now and join the fun!

Register online at

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4 weeks 1 day ago

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Decorah Parks and Recreation

1 month 1 hour ago

We had lots of fun and over 150 people participated in last night's Turkey Shoot! If you are one of our winners please stop by the office to claim your prize.

Decorah Parks and Recreation

1 month 4 days ago

It’s basketball season!

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Decorah Parks and Recreation

1 month 5 days ago

Congratulations to all who participated in our middle school dodgeball tournament and a special congratulations to Dodgers, our red bracket champions, and Kit Kat, our blue bracket champions.

Decorah Parks and Recreation

1 month 5 days ago

We’re live at the middle school dodgeball tournament! Lots of fun in a no school day!

Decorah Parks and Recreation

1 month 1 week ago

Last call! All middle school dodgeball tournament rosters, registration forms, and payments are due in the office by 5pm today.

Decorah Parks and Recreation

1 month 1 week ago

Stop by today to pick up your Sharp Shooters and Hoopsters shirts and schedules.

Decorah Parks and Recreation

1 month 2 weeks ago

Congratulations to this year's fall coed slowpitch tournament champions, Bucks and Does!

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:

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:


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