Parks & Recreation

Now Hiring Seasonal Positions!

Many positions available, including Park & Grounds and Golf Maintenance, Brooktree Clubhouse & River Springs Water Park Guest Services and Guest Services Leads, Lifeguards, Friday Camp Group Leader and Supervisor, Summer Camp Staff and Summer Camp Supervisor.  Hours vary from 40 hours per week to flexible hours to fit your schedule.  If you’re a student, retiree, stay at home parent, teacher, para or would like to supplement your current income there are positions to fit your needs!  For more information and to apply visit the City of Owatonna’s website at and click on Employment.  Deadline to apply is March 13 at 4:30pm.

Special Events:

Science Museum Trip - March 6:  Who:  Kids in grades K-8 (adults/parents are welcome and must pay fee when registering), must currently be in 3rd grade to attend without an adult.  When:  Friday, March 6th, bus will depart City Hall at 8:30am and return by 3:30pm.  Cost:  $15 per person, bring a sack lunch or concessions are available.  Register online or at our office.

Boat & Water Safety - April 4:  This event is FREE and will take place Saturday, April 4th from 9am - 1pm.  Students will begin work on the Watercraft Operator’s Permit packet.  Minnesota DNR Conservation Officers lead the class and will demonstrate various equipment.  A special in-water session will be held at 11:30am.  Class participants wishing to test their life jacket and other lifesaving accessories need to bring a swimsuit, towel and CLEAN life jacket.  Classroom portion will be held at SeniorPlace Multi-Purpose Room, in-water session held at West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center.  There is no cost for the class, but you must register by March 20.

Bark & Rec - April 25: Bark & Rec is back!  The event is FREE to the public and furry friends.  We are currently taking reservations for vendors with pet supplies, products and services.  Register by calling Park & Rec, or online!  New this year, a Run Fur Fun 5K.

St. Paul Saints Game - May 16:  Bring the whole family out to Dartt's Baseball Field for this fun event as the St. Paul Saints take on the Aces/Southern Minny All Stars!  Gates will open at noon for pre-game activities, game time is 3:10pm.  Tickets are $20 for premium seating and $7 in advance for general admission ($10 at the gate) and are available to purchase at the Park and Rec Office. 

Morehouse Chalet Ice Skating: 

Chalet Hours:

Monday-Friday: 3:00-9:00pm

Sunday: 12:00-9:30pm

Saturday, Holidays and School Vacation Days: 11:00am-9:30pm

Family bonfires are held Saturdays at 5:30pm – bring your own hotdogs and marshmallows!  Skate rentals are available for $6 for two hours and ski rentals are $12 for the day. 

Youth Registration

We are currently taking registrations for the following:

  • Spring Swimming Lessons
  • Soccer
  • Little League Baseball
  • Fastpitch Softball
  • T-Ball & Squirt Ball
  • Therapuetic Rec: Leisure Swim

Register online here, in person at the Parks & Recreation office or call 507-444-4321.

Adult Registration

We are currently taking registrations for teams for Summer Softball.  Click here for more information.  Registration Forms (click here) and payment are due by March 11th.

Park Pavilion Rentals

Pavilion Rentals are available one year in advance.  Call the Parks and Recreation office at 444-4321 or stop by our office to make a reservation. Payment is due at the time of the reservation.



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