Special Events

Dog's Got Talent

Does your dog have talent?  Show us!  Submit a video by November 6th (extended deadline!), either by Facebook messenger to Owatonna Dog Park or by email to: MaryJo.Knudson@ci.owatonna.mn.us..  Winner determined by Facebook popular vote.  Check out Owatonna Dog Park's Facebook page for more details.  Prizes sponsored by Farmer's Feed & Pet Supply.

NFL Pick'em

Owatonna Parks and Recreation will be hosting NFL Pick'em. The object of the game is simple: pick the winner of each NFL game every week. Weekly points will be recorded and totaled at the end of each regular season game. Make your picks online below. Prizes of $50 chamber bucks or a free pavilion rental will be awarded to the top 2 people. 

Week 1 Picks          Week 2 Picks          Week 3 Picks          Week 4 Picks          Week 5 Picks          

Week 6 Picks          Week 7 Picks          Week 8 Picks          Week 9 Picks          Week 10 Picks

Week 11 Picks

City Archery Hunt

  • Two seasons:
  • Antlerless Deer only, Earn-a-Buck
  • All DNR regulations apply
  • Proficiency test required
  • No crossbows (being reviewed for 2021)
  • Parks included:  Cashman, Hammann, Kaplan’s Woods, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, North Straight River Park Area, Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve, Manthey, Maple Creek Parkway, Kriesel Park and Mineral Springs (second season only)

For more information, contact Mary Jo Knudson, 507-774-7364 or maryjo.knudson@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Park Clean Up Kits

Help us keep Owatonna’s parks beautiful!

  • Sign-up online.
  • Pick-up your bucket at the park shop.
  • Clean-up a park or trail using our pickers & garbage bags.
  • Leave the trash near a garbage can & drop-off the bucket at the park shop!