Parks & Recreation

Now Hiring!

The Parks and Recreation Department is now hiring the following positions:

  • Seasonal and Temporary Parks and Grounds and Golf Maintenance
  • Lifeguard
  • Water Safety Instructor

Click here for job descriptions and to apply.

Brooktree Golf Course

Brooktree Golf Course summer hours are 6:30 a.m. - 9:00-9:30 p.m. daily.

Master's Bar & Grille is also now open under new ownership.  Come check out their new menu and beverage selection. 

June Special Events at Brooktree -

Music on the Patio - June 24th - 6:30-9 p.m. - Blue Whiskey Creek

Two-Four-Fun - June 30th - 5:30 p.m. Shotgun (call Pro Shop to register)

Special Events     

Rockin’ Around Owatonna - Explore your Owatonna Parks and you might just find an inspirational treasure!  Owatonna elementary school students have helped us kick off this project!  Head out to your Owatonna parks, and you might be lucky enough to find one of their works of art – a rock creatively painted or with an inspirational message.  If you find a painted rock you would like to keep, feel free to do so; however, you must replace it with a work of art of your own.  Click here for project details. 

7th Annual Weekend Out, July 14-16 - We've got a fun-filled weekend planned! Take a look at this year's activities.

Friday, July 14:
-Camp out at Brown Park, 6:00pm - 9:00am - Pre-Register, click here for more information.
-Movie in the Park at Brown Park, sunset - The Great Outdoors, click here for more information.
-Tennis in the Park at Brown Park, 7:00pm - Pre-Register.

Saturday, July 15:
-Farmer's Market Family Fun Day at Central Park, 8:00am - 12:00pm - provided by Steele County Public Health.
-Diaper Dash (24mo & younger) ~ Toddler Trot (ages 2-5) ~ Kids K Trail Run (ages 4-12) at Dartt's Park, 9:00am, click here for more information.
-Rec on the Go & Pop-Up Splash Pad at Manthey Park, 11:00am - 1:00pm, click here for more information.

-Wine, Women & Golf at Brooktree, 2:00 & 3:00pm, click here for more information.
-Family Adventure Race at Central Park, 3:00pm, Pre-Register, click here for more information.
-Folwing at Spare Time (ages 21+), 4:00 - 6:00pm, click here for more information.

-Music on the Patio at Brooktree, 6:00pm.

Sunday, July 16:
-Bloodies & Birdies Tournament at Brooktree, 10:00am, click here for more information.
-Daddy or Mommy & Me Golf at Brooktree (ages 3-6), 1:00pm, click here for more information.
-Parent & Child Golf at Brooktree (ages 7-9), 3:00pm, click here for more information.
-Family Sunday Funday rates at Brooktree ALL DAY! Click here for more information.
-Super Splash Special at River Springs - $2.50 admission!

Movies in the Park - This summer we have three family-friendly movies planned.  The movies will begin at sunset (between 7:30pm and 9:00pm depending on the day).  Details for each movie will be posted as the dates near.  Movies are free and concessions are available!  Click here for flyer.

June 16 (rain date June 17) – Trolls at Central Park
July 14 (rain date July 15 at Central Park) – The Great Outdoors at Brown Park
August 11 (rain date August 12) – People’s Choice—check out our Facebook page and vote for your choice!  Movie is at Central Park.

Farm Camp - Monday, August 7 -  For students entering grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 (limited to first 35 participants).  Cost: $10 per student, includes bus, lunch, snacks, t-shirt and a goody bag.  *Parents are required to complete a waiver for each camper – NO EXCEPTIONS!  Farm Camp is a fun, interactive learning experience giving youth a connection to agriculture and their food.  Each camper participates in breakout sessions where they get hands-on experience learning about corn, soybeans, swine, dairy, beef, poultry, farm equipment and much more!  Each camper also gets a tractor ride!  Thank you to the Steele County Corn & Soybean Growers Association for sponsoring the bus and lowering the cost to the campers!  Bus departs City Hall at 8:15a.m. and returns at 3:30p.m.  Register online or by calling the Park & Rec Office.

Suggestion Box

Do you have a suggestion for us?  Did we do a good job with something?  We are always looking at ways to improve and love hearing when you enjoy an activity.  Click on the link below, and let us know!

Summer Brochure (click on the cover below)

Browse through our Summer Brochure for information on upcoming programs and events.

Youth Registration

We are now taking registrations for the following: 

  • Summer Swimming Lessons
  • Junior Golf
  • Summer Camps

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

Calendar Photo Contest

What do you love about your Owatonna Parks and Trails? 

Submit your favorite park or trail photo for your chance to win a $25 or $10 gift card and be featured in the 2018 Owatonna Parks and Recreation calendar!  Click here for flyer.

Submit your photo by email to: or mail photos to: 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, Attn: Jessica.  Photos must be submitted by October 13, 2017 and must include Photographer’s name and phone number.  The cover photo winner will receive a $25 Owatonna Park and Rec gift card, monthly photo winners will receive a $10 gift card and all winners will receive a free calendar.  *By submitting, you agree that you have taken the photo submitted.  Submitted photos may be used at the discretion of Owatonna Parks & Recreation, including and not limited to websites, social media, print and online publications, etc.


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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