Prescribed prairie burns will take place on parts of the Decorah Community Prairie. The burns will take place between April 12 and May 14.
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.
Weather conditions are the major determination as to when the burns will take place. If you would like a notification of the exact day and time of the burns, please call the Park and Rec. office at 382-4158 and leave your phone number. We will try to notify you when the exact date and time are determined.
The deadline to register for Decorah Park-Rec. Youth Soccer Leagues is Monday, March 22. League Divisions are Pee Wee Coed (3-4 yrs), Kinder Coed (5-6 yrs), 1st-2nd Boys, 3rd-4th Boys, 1st-2nd Girls, 3rd-4th Girls, and 5th thru 7th Coed. All games are held at the Will Baker Athletic Fields.
Pee Wee Coed Soccer League is held Saturday mornings, April 24 thru May 15, and the cost per child is $20 (which includes a t-shirt). All other leagues are held Saturday mornings, April 10 thru May 15, and the cost per child is $25 (which includes a t-shirt). All players will be required to wear shin guards which Park-Rec. provides at the fields. Masks must be worn by participants, coaches, and staff at all times.
For more information and to register online, go to https://parks.decorahia.org and click on the Online Registration & Activities Info button. Credit and debit card payments are only accepted online.
Registration may be made in person at the Park-Rec Office using cash or check.
Decorah Parks & Recreation’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Will Baker Athletic Fields on Sunday, March 28, beginning promptly at 3 pm. Children 8 years and under are invited to participate and find plastic eggs filled with candy or prizes. They will also receive a participation gift at the close of the Hunt. The Easter Bunny will be there, so bring your cameras!
The deadline to register for the Decorah Park-Rec. Easter Egg Hunt is Friday, March 19. The $4 per child fee 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.
Decorah Parks and Recreation is hosting a Biddy Basketball Jamboree for children ages three thru six in the Carrie Lee Gymnasium. Children ages three and four may sign up to participate in one 30 minute session Saturday morning, February 27 and children ages five and six may sign up to participate in one half hour session Sunday afternoon, February 28. All children must participate with a parent/guardian/adult. Park-Rec staff will introduce participants to basic fundamentals of basketball using fun teaching techniques.
Each session is limited to a maximum of 15 children. Attendance is limited to the registered participant and one adult. Spectators are not permitted due to COVID-19, and to ensure adequate space for program participants. Children, parents, coaches, volunteers, and anyone who enters school facilities must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times, including while participating in the Jamboree. Cost is $5 per participant. Registration is due Friday, February 19. Registration may be completed online or in the Park-Rec Office. Please note, this program will be suspended if school is suspended or moves to remote only learning due to COVID-19.
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 with your name, phone number, date and reservation request. Phone calls and messages will be returned in the order they are received. Messages received before 8 am on January 4 will not be considered. Walk-in and email requests will also not be considered on January 4.
Ring in the New Year at home!
Decorah Parks & Recreation is creating a bag of supplies for families to celebrate New Year’s Eve at home. The bag will include crafts and activities for indoors and outdoors to help make New Year’s a special celebration amidst a year that has been unlike any other.
Families wishing to participate should register their children (bags are geared for ages 2-10 years) online by Wednesday, December 16. New Year’s Eve at Home bags will be available for families to pick up 8am-5pm Tuesday, December 29 outside the Park-Rec Office.
There is no cost to participate in this program, but a box for free will donations will be set up outside the Park-Rec Office throughout pick-up day. Funds received will be used to support this and future free activities offered by Decorah Parks & Recreation. If you have questions please contact the Park-Rec Office via email ([email protected]) or by calling 563-382-4158.
The 38th Annual Decorah Park-Rec. Turkey Shoot will be held in the DHS Main Gym on Tuesday, November 3, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Please note that face masks must be worn by all individuals upon entering the high school and at all times while inside the building. 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. Winning teams will be posted on the Park-Rec. website and Facebook by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 4. This is a free activity, just show up! This event is sponsored by Decorah Fareway, Deco Products Company, T-Bocks Sports Bar & Grill and The Family Table.