Live Healthy Iowa Track Meet Results!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years Live Healthy Iowa Track Meet!

Below are the results for the Top 3 finishers in each event.

6 & Under Results

7-14 Results

Anyone between the ages 7-14 who placed 1st or 2nd in an event has qualified for the State Meet on Saturday, June 1st,  in Bondurant, Iowa. Participating in the State Meet is OPTIONAL.

Please let the Park-Rec office know if you plan to participate or not! This will allow the next kiddo the opportunity to attend the State Meet and represent Decorah in your place. Information regarding the State Meet can be found here.

Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet 2024

This event will be held Tuesday, May 14, 4:30 pm, at the Decorah High School Track. IMPORTANT: The only participation restriction is age. A participant’s age is as of December 31, 2024.
Born in 2016-2017 (7 & 8 y/o) Born in 2014-2015 (9 & 10 y/o)
Born in 2012-2013 (11&12 y/o) Born in 2010-2011 (13 & 14 y/o)
***6 and Unders can participate, just do not attend state meet***

Online Registration Link (Copy and Paste into Browser):

Star Wars 5K May 4-5th

May the Fourth Be With You!

Run or walk in Decorah Parks & Recreation’s FREE pop-up 5k Saturday May, 4th thru Sunday May, 5th!

Participants will start/finish at the Dunning Springs Parking Lot, and will follow the signs along Ice Cave Road and into the lower portion of Palisades Park.

Participants will loop back around in Palisades following the paved section back to Ice Cave Road. From there you will have the option to follow Ice Cave Road back to the start, OR challenge yourself by following the River Trail just below Ice Cave Road!

Costumes are encouraged and we hope you share photos of your journey with us by emailing, or posting to our Facebook page!

Prairie Burns Scheduled

Prescribed prairie burns will take place on parts of the Decorah Park System this spring. The burns will take place between April 4 and May 10.

Prescribed burns are an effective resource management tool utilized to discourage the growth of weeds and woody vegetation while promoting the growth of desired native vegetation in prairie restoration sites.

Earth Day Festival

Come celebrate our planet at the 2024 Earth Day Festival!

Decorah Parks and Recreation is proud to partner with Winneshiek County Conservation for a fun morning of environmental education activities, giveaways, and more!

The Earth Day Festival will be held from 9:00 AM to12:00 PM on Saturday, April 20th in the Community Building at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds in Decorah, IA.

Decorah Parks and Recreation will have brochures, pamphlets and access to other activities for the whole family to enjoy!

This free, open house event is for all ages. For more information about the festival and other Earth Week events, visit

March Madness Bracket Challenge 2024




This will be an on-going event through the entire March Madness Tournament for both men and women. Each participant is allowed to submit one bracket per tournament, one for men’s and one’s for women for a total of two brackets. You cannot submit two brackets within the same tournament.

Brackets will be submitted through ESPN’s Tournament Challenge no later than Wednesday, March 20th. Use the links and follow the prompts.

Points will be awarded to participants whose teams advance throughout the tournament. Participants with the most points will be eligible to win prizes!



Easter Egg Hunt (8yrs and Under)

**Weather and location changes will be emailed out to parents, and will be posted on Facebook**

Join us on Sunday, March 24th, beginning promptly at 3:00 pm, at Will Baker Athletic Fields. Children find plastic eggs filled with candy or prizes and all egg hunters receive participation gifts at the close of the Hunt. The Easter Bunny will also be there so bring your cameras! After you register online, please stop into the Park Rec office to pick up your Easter basket before the 24th!

FEE: $5 per child


Spring Brochure 2024

Registration is NOW OPEN!

You can register for activities by clicking the Online Registration & Activities Info button. Credit and debit card payments are only accepted online. If you don’t have computer access, we are still accepting registrations by mail or in person at the Park-Rec. Office, but payment must be made by check or cash.

Click Here to see the 2024 Spring Park Rec Brochure with all of our offerings!

Wayside Ice Rink and Warming House Hours

The ice rink will stay open as long as conditions are favorable, please obey signage while at the rink.

The Wayside Warming House will be open for season starting Wednesday, January 17th.

Times below indicate the Warming House Hours:

Monday – Thursday  3:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday   3:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday   1:00pm – 9:00pm

Sunday   1:00pm – 7:00pm