Parks & Recreation

Now Hiring!

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

  • Lifeguard
  • Water Safety Instructor

Click here for job descriptions and to apply.

Tennis Pro Contractor Resumes being Accepted

The Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting resumes for a Tennis Pro Contractor who's responsibilities will include offering Tennis Programs, Leagues, Events and Tournaments within the Indoor West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center, as well as at our outdoor tennis facilities, to tennis participants of all ages.

Deadline to submit your resume is October 25, 2016

For more details, click here.

Archery Deer Hunt

The archery hunt this year runs November 1 - December 20.  A $10 non-refundable application fee is payable at the time of registration.  Registration deadline is September 15, 2016 at 4 p.m.  (This is the correct deadline date, an error was made in the DNR guide.)  All applications must be signed & dropped off at the Parks & Recreation office. 

More details can be found on the application, click here to view.

Special Events:  

Park Passport -

Winners were drawn October 14

Cabela's Package: Taylor Hagen

Gift Certificate toward Brooktree Membership: Lindsay, Paige, and Josiah Thompson

Bike Package Certificate for Straight River Sports: Heidi Chladek

30 passes to River Springs Water Park: Heather Duneman

Pack of Sporting Equipment:  Curt Piepho

3rd Annual Trick or Treat Trail, October 29th, 2:00 - 4:00pm - Ghosts and Goblins of all ages grab your trick or treat bags and head out to Manthey Park for our 3rd Annual Trick or Treat Trail!  Visit local businesses along the trail for treats, games, a photo shoot, and crafts.  NEW at this year’s event include a kiddie train ride, a scavenger hunt, trunk or treating and a petting zoo!  We’ll also have not one, but two bounce houses, free hot chocolate and Papa Murphy’s Pizza will be serving pizza until 5:00pm!  Mark your calendars!  This event is sponsored by the following businesses:

-True Wealth Advisors


-Jill Hoggard Academy of Dance

-Tri M Graphics

-Perfect Day Cakes

-Jaguar Communications

-Hudson Family Dental

-AmeriGas Propane

-KRFO Radio

-Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

-United Prairie Bank

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 October 21, 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

Punch cards and gift cards are still available!  All 2016 Punch Cards must be used by June 1, 2017.  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. 

Fall Brochure (click on the cover below)

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

Youth Registration

We are currently taking registrations for the following:

  • Learn to Skate Hockey
  • Youth Basketball

Registrations begins December 1st for the following:

  • Swimming Lessons

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

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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