Free Yoga in the Park

Decorah Parks and Recreation is partnering with local yoga instructors to offer Free Yoga in the Park on Saturdays, 10-11am, June thru August. This program will be held in the green space west of John Cline School.

Bring your own mat or towel (limited supply available). No need to register, just show up!

Yoga in the Park is sponsored by Gundersen Health Clinic and Winneshiek Medical Center.


Please see below for a complete schedule and list of instructors. 

June 1: Laree Shouweiler with Reefuel

June 8: Odette Bruneau with Discover Happy

June 15: Steve Hornbacher with Yoga with Thea and Steve

June 22: No Yoga in the Park due to Driftless Yoga Festival

June 29: Mikah Jaschke with Root to Rise Community Yoga

July 6: Libby Abbas with Reefuel

July 13: Nina Smock

July 20: Molly Gallagher with The Yoga Room

July 27: No class due to Nordic Fest weekend

August 3: Steph Hughes with Discover Happy

August 10: Laura Ollendick with Reefuel and The Healing Shack

August 17: Thea Satrom with Yoga with Thea and Steve

August 24: Hallie Evans with Root River Yoga

August 31: Hallie Evans with Root River Yoga

The Pool Opens May 26 – Do you have a pass?

Purchase a season pass or punch pass online and pick it up at the Park-Rec. Office by May 24, or pick it up at the pool starting May 26.  Season pass prices go up $5 after June 1.  Credit and debit cards are only accepted online.  For more information on passes, daily admission prices, pool schedule, and swim classes,  go to


Free Kids Track Meet May 14

The annual Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Championships will be held at 4:30pm Tuesday, May 14 at the Decorah High School Track. This free event is open to all children age 7 to 14 as of December 2019. Children are allowed to compete in three events. Participants are divided by age/gender and the first place finishers in each event will be invited to participate in the State Meet in Marshalltown, Iowa on Saturday, June 22.

Registration for the Decorah Live Healthy Iowa Track Championships should be completed online or in the Park-Rec Office by Monday May 13. If you wish to register in the Park-Rec Office you may click here to download a  paper registration form. Late registration will be accepted at the Decorah High School track on the day of the event, but pre-registration is much appreciated by our staff.

Please direct any questions to the Decorah Parks and Recreation Office at 563-382-4158.



Summer Registration begins Wednesday, May 1

Registration for summer recreation activities, swim lessons, and the sale of swim pool passes begins Wednesday, May 1 at 8am.

This summer features a number new activities and events including Free Yoga in the Park, Golf Camp, Drama Show Camp, and Pickleball Clinics. A complete list of all summer activities and swimming lessons is available in our Summer Activities Brochure and also on our online registration page.

Registration for swim lessons, summer activities, and the purchase of swim pool passes can be completed online or in the Decorah Parks and Recreation Office. The registration deadline for most activities is Thursday, May 23 however due to class limitations we suggest registering early for best availability.




Easter Egg Hunt Registration Deadline is April 1

Children 8 years and under are invited to participate and find plastic eggs filled with candy or toys.  They will also receive a participation gift at the close of the Hunt.  The Easter Bunny will be there, so bring your cameras!

The cost is $3 per child fee and must be paid in person at the Park-Rec. Office located at the Decorah Municipal Center.  There is a signup sheet/waiver for this event and each child who registers receives an official Easter basket which is their ticket into the Hunt.  The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Phelps Park on Sunday, April 7, at 3 pm.

The Great Inflate & Pancake Breakfast

Join us for our second annual Great Inflate and Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, March 16, 10am-2pm in the Decorah High School gyms!

Participants can bounce, climb, slide, and run through 7 over-sized inflatables. This event features obstacle courses, a giant slide, toddler zone, and other inflatables provided by KidAgain Inflatable Fun Shows out of La Crosse. The Lions Club will be serving a pancake breakfast from 10am to 1pm for a free will offering that will support the Tree Bank and reforesting Decorah’s parks.

Registration is taken at the event, but forms can be filled out ahead of time and brought with you to speed up the process on the day of the event.  Click here to download a registration form. Cost is $5 per participant. Observers are free.

This event is sponsored by Deco ProductsGundersen Health System, The Family Table Decorah, and Viking State Bank & Trust

For additional information contact us via email ( or by phone, 563-3824158.

Spring Activity Registration Begins Feb 15

Registration for spring activities begins Friday, February 15. Activities include Soccer (3 years thru 7th grade), Active in the Outdoors (K-2nd grade), Taekwondo (4 years & up), as well as a number of special events.

Registration for activities can be completed online at  or in person at the Park-Rec Office.  Debit and credit cards are only accepted online.

For more information contact Decorah Parks & Recreation via email ( or by phone (563-382-4158).

Regular office hours are 8am-5pm, Monday thru Friday.

Ice Rink opens at 1 pm Thursday

Due to early school dismissal, the Wayside Rink and warming house will open at 1:00 pm today (Feb 7).

Trout Fishing Workshop – Feb 9

The Iowa Driftless Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Decorah Parks & Recreation, and Winneshiek County Conservation will co-host this workshop on Saturday, February 9, from 9:00 am to noon in the Decorah High School Gym. Driftlesss Trout Unlimited members will discuss equipment and demonstrate basic casts with a fly or spinning rod. Participants can watch experts tie their favorite flies and find out how and when to fish them. Coffee and treats will be available. This workshop is free and open to anglers of all ages and levels of experience. 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

Superhero Sunday – Sun, Jan 27

Come dressed to impress as your favorite superhero and join us for this open house event on January 27th, from noon to 3:00 pm in the Carrie Lee Gym. Superhero Sunday will feature games, crafts, and an opportunity to meet some of the local heroes who keep our town safe. No pre-registration will be taken for this event, but participants will be asked to sign in when they arrive. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please use the gym entrance just south of the Middle School on Winnebago Street. If wet or snowy please bring a change of shoes.