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.
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.
Due to unseasonably warm temperatures the ice rink remain closed. Updates will be posted when conditions allow the rink to open for the season.
Join us for this fun, free, family friendly open house event in the 6:30-10:30pm Monday, December 31 in the Luther College Regents Center. The New Year’s Eve Bash will include open swimming, tennis, racquetball, basketball, pickleball, a bouncy house, and many other games and activities for all ages. Pizza, Gatorade, water and other snacks will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust and Gundersen Health System.
Please enter the Luther College Regents Center using the circle drive entrance on the west side of the building. No registration required, just show up.
Friday, December 14, is the deadline to register for Decorah Park-Rec.’s Biddy Basketball Program. This popular activity for ages 3 to 6 years takes place at the Carrie Lee Elementary Gym on Saturday mornings, January 12 through February 2. Basic fundamentals of basketball are taught along with actual team competition. Each Saturday consists of a skills session followed by a game. Registration fee is $20 which includes a t-shirt.
Register online by clicking the Online Registration & Activities 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.
The Park-Rec. Winter Activities Brochure is available November 15 online or may be picked up at the Park-Rec. Office, local banks and fitness centers, and the Decorah Public Library.
Activities include Biddy Basketball for ages 3 to 6 years, Ecology Explorers for K thru 4th, Intro to Taekwondo for 4 years on up, free drop-in activities such as Adult Recreational Volleyball, Family Open Basketball and 5th thru 8th Grade Open Basketball, and great family activities such as the New Year’s Eve Bash, Fly Fishing Workshop, and The Great Inflate
Register 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.
Palisades Park is closed to vehicle traffic for the season. The park remains open to pedestrian traffic and will be groomed for skiing when weather allows.
110 people participated in the 36th Annual Decorah Park-Rec. Turkey Shoot on Monday, November 5. . This parent-child free throw contest was held in the high school gym, and sponsored by Quillin’s, Deco Products Company, Hovden Oil, Perry Novak Electric, T-Bocks Sports Bar & Grill, and Viking State Bank & Trust. Turkey and drawing winners should pick up their certificate or prize at the Park-Rec. Office by Friday, November 9. For results CLICK HERE.
A free activity . . . just show up! In this fun family event, a parent and child team up, combine their ages to determine their competition bracket, and each shoot 10 free throws in an attempt to win a certificate for a free turkey. In addition, all teams are eligible for a prize drawing. The “shoot” will be held in the DHS Main Gym on Monday, November 5, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Winning teams will be posted on the Park-Rec. website and Facebook on Wednesday, November 7. This free event is sponsored by Deco Products, Hovden Oil, Perry Novak Electric, T-Bocks Sports Bar & Grill, Quillin’s Food Center, and Viking State Bank & Trust. For more info and rules, click here
Decorah 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to participate in the annual Middle School Dodgeball Tournament Friday, November 2 (a no school day). Students form their own teams and must turn in their registration forms and the $25 team registration fee in the Park-Rec Office by Tuesday, October 30. Registration forms are available from the Middle School P.E. teachers or may be found online by clicking the link below.
The Middle School Dodgeball Tournament will be held in the Carrie Lee gymnasium. Teams should arrive and check in by 8:45am Friday, November 2. The tournament will begin promptly at 9am and will finish around 12pm.
For more information please contact the Park-Rec Office at 563-382-4158.