News and Happenings

  • Tacky the Penguin Book Walk

    The Decorah Public Library, the Decorah Community School District, and the Decorah Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a BookWalk featuring the story of Tacky the Penguin, Friday, January 15 thru Sunday, January 24. Participants can be entered in a drawing to win a $25 gift card to Cardboard Robot. [READ MORE]
  • Sharp Shooters, Hoopsters, and Adult Volleyball Leagues Resume in January

    Sharp Shooters, Hoopsters and Adult Volleyball Leagues that were suspended in mid-November due to COVID-19 regulations will resume in January. Participants in Sharp Shooters and Hoopsters should check their email for additional information. Participants in Adult Volleyball Leagues should [READ MORE]
  • 2021 Whalen and Shelter Reservations Information

    2021 Whalen Cabin and picnic shelter reservation requests may be made by phone beginning Monday, January 4, at 8 am.  Reservation requests must be made by calling  563-382-4158 and leaving a message [READ MORE]
  • Winter Trail & Recreation Information

    Visit the post for updated trail and winter recreation information. Decorah Parks & Recreation staff post regular updates about winter ski trail conditions, the ice rink, 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