Parks & Recreation

Now Hiring!

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

  • Lifeguard
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Football Youth Official

Click here for job descriptions and to apply.

Mosquito Spraying:

The City of Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department will begin spraying for mosquitoes on Thursday evening June 30 (weather permitting). Spraying will begin around the wooded areas and then will continue through the entire city limits.

Special Events:  

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.

August 12 (rain date August 13) –  Rio 2 at Central Park

Woofstock, August 26th, 5:00 - 7:00pm -  It’s National Dog Day! Bring your family & four legged friend for live music, a bounce house and concessions available from Country Girl Cooking, Kona Ice, & Ozzies Cotton Candy!  No dog?  No problem!  This event is free for everyone!

July is National Parks and Recreation Month! See below for fun-filled activities and a chance to win a GoPro!

Social Media Photo Contest - Month of July -

1. Take a photo at one of Owatonna’s parks, trails or facilities (such as River Springs Water Park or Brooktree Golf Course) during the month of July.
2. Post to either your page or our Facebook page or on Instagram and use the #goplayowatonna. Contestants must “like” the Owatonna Parks and Recreation Facebook page to be eligible to win.
3. Random winners will be chosen early August.

Prizes include:
A GoPro Hero
Free Bounce House Rental
5 Buy One, Get One Passes to River Springs Water Park
A Round of Golf at Brooktree Golf Course

Calendar Photo Contest:

What do you love about your Owatonna Parks and Trails?  Submit your favorite photo for your chance to win a $25 or $10 gift card and be featured in the 2017 Owatonna Parks and Recreation calendar!  Submit your photo by email to: or mail photos to: 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, Attn: Jessica.  Photos must be submitted by November 18, 2016 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 the Owatonna Parks & Recreation, including and not limited to websites, social media outlets, print and online publications, etc.

Brooktree Golf Course

2016 Memberships, punch cards and gift cards are now available.  For rates, click here.  

INTRODUCING...Master's Bar & Grille at Brooktree.  Executive Chef Tim Cockram and his staff will be offering a restaurant serving lunch and dinner.  Master's will feature local fresh and affordable food, a full service bar with specialty cocktails, regional taps & bottled beer, wine menu and golf outing packages. 

Summer Brochure (click on the cover below)

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

Youth Registration

We are currently taking registrations for the following:

  • Summer Swimming Lessons
  • Junior Golf
  • Summer Camps
  • Aviation Camps

Registration will begin July 26th for the following:

  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Fall Swimming Lessons

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

Adult Registration

We are currently taking registrations for the following:

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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