Parks & Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Department is now hiring the following positions:
- Camp Staff
- Therapeutic Recreation Camp Staff
- Youth Program Supervisor - Soccer
- Soccer Youth Official
- Water Safety Instructor
Click here for job descriptions and to apply.
Brooktree Clubhouse opens March 15th. The clubhouse is open for membership, punch card and pro shop sales. Hours are limited until the course opens for play.
Tuesdays 12 noon - 5 p.m.; Wednesdays & Thursdays - 7 a.m. - 12 noon
Boat & Water Safety - Saturday, April 1, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Students age 12 and up begin work on the Watercraft Operater's Permit packet. This allows youth (ages 12-18) to operate jetskis, boats and other watercraft greaterh than 25hp. Adults are encouraged to take the class to learn more about water safety on Minnesota's lakes. Minnesota DNR Conservation Officers lead the class and demonstrate various equipment. A special in-water session demonstrates water emergencies, gives you tips on how to handle them and let you practice what you learn. Participants need to bring a swimsuit and towel. You may also bring a clean life jacket to test. This class is FREE! Please pre-register by March 27th.
Munchkin Market & Family Fun Day - Saturday, April 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm at the Four Seasons (west end). Sellers wanted! Kids (ages 6-15) rent a table at the Four Seasons Center, west end, for just $10 to sell some of your old toys, games, books, etc. (no food). Mark your own prices on your items and keep the profits! You must have an adult with you and provide your own start up cash. Register online, in person at the Parks and Recreation Office. NEW this year—games, inflatables and prizes!
Party in the Park - Saturday, May 20, 11:00am – 1:00pm at Manthey Park. A National Kids to Parks Day Celebration! Enjoy FREE activities in Manthey Park – take your turn in the bounce house, search for nature treasures with a Nature Scavenger Hunt! NEW this year – learn about pickleball! The Owatonna Pickleball Association will be there and show you how to play pickleball. While you’re there fill up for lunch with the Godfather’s Pizza truck and Kona Ice.
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!
Spring Brochure (click on the cover below)
Browse through our Spring Brochure for information on upcoming programs and events.
We are now taking registrations for the following:
- Soccer ($10 late fee applies)
- Swimming Lessons
- Little League Baseball ($10 late fee applies)
- Fastpitch Softball ($10 late fee applies)
- T-Ball and Squirt Ball
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 gift card (cover photo) or a $10 gift card (monthly photos) and be featured in the 2018 Owatonna Parks and Recreation calendar! Submit your photo by email to: Jessica.Abrahams@ci.owatonna.mn.us or mail photos to: 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, Attn: Jessica. Photos must be submitted by October 13, 2017 and include photographer’s name and phone number. Click here for flyer.
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.