Parks & Recreation

Special Events:

St. Paul Saints Game - May 16:  Bring the whole family out to Dartt's Baseball Field for this fun event as the St. Paul Saints take on the Aces/Southern Minny All Stars!  Gates will open at noon for pre-game activities, game time is 3:10pm.  Tickets are $20 for premium seating and $7 in advance for general admission ($10 at the gate) and are available to purchase at the Park and Rec Office.  

Click here for the parking map

Steele County Safety Camp:  Kids entering 4th grade learn about fishing safety, boat and canoe safety, camping and hiking, bike safety, firearms safety, first aid, electrical safety, fire safety, outdoor equipment safety and much more.  Each child will receive a camp T-shirt, certificate of completion and team picture.  Registration forms are available at the Parks and Recreation office May 4-15.
Cost:        $20.00 (includes lunch)
Location:  Lake Kohlmier and Fairgrounds
Dates:      June 4 and 5
Time:       7:30am-4:30pm

Cheers Pablo Paint & Sip Event: June 12th - While enjoying a beverage or appetizer, you will be instructed by a talented artist who walks the class through the painting process, step by step. Each registered participant will receive two beverages and one appetizer during the event. No experience needed, just come ready to have lots of fun. We provide the canvas, easel, brushes, paints, and apron.
Date: Friday, June 12
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm at Brooktree Golf Course - Clubhouse
Cost: $50 (anyone 18 & under must be accompanied by an adult)
Register by May 29

River Springs Ducky Dash: Sunday, June 14th - Join us at River Springs Water Park for our 1st Annual River Springs Ducky Dash. This race is being held for the benefit of the Owatonna Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund. How do I buy a duck? Community members and businesses can pre-purchase rubber ducks individually or in bulk through the Owatonna Parks & Recreation office or River Springs Water Park. Each duck will have a number on the bottom that correlates to the buyer. If you purchase a duck or multiple ducks for the River Springs Ducky Dash you have also purchased admission to the Water Park for that day. How does the race work? The rubber ducks will be launched down the water slide at River Springs Water Park, once they have plunged into the water they will continue and finish the race around the lazy river. We will be giving away up to 20 prizes. Prizes will be drawn at the conclusion of the race. You do not have to be present to win a prize.  Water Park will be open 11am-8pm on June 14th, race starts at 11:30am (June 28th rain date). 

Packages: 30 ducks for $100, 13 ducks for $50, 6 ducks for $25, or 1 duck for $5

Brooktree Golf Course

Brooktree Golf Course is open!  Check out the "new Brooktree" with many improvements to the clubhouse and course.  Hours of operation: 8:00am to 8:00pm, 7 days a week.

Youth Registration

Registration begins May 5th for the following:

  • Summer Swimming Lessons
  • Track
  • Junior Golf
  • T-Ball & Squirt Ball (currently open for registration)
  • Learn to Skate Hockey (currently open for registration)
  • Summer Camps
  • Therapuetic Rec: Friday Camp
  • Therapuetic Rec: Leisure Swim

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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