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Posted on September 22, 2021 at 3:02 PM by Timothy O'Connor
We have some great programs and activities you can participate in this Fall! See below for the details of the great things Parks and Recreation has to offer.
Registration for Youth Programs
Kindergarten-2nd grade basketball
This non-competitive program focuses on developing social skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, and motor skills in a safe environment. T-shirt included with fee. Registration will be November 2 – November 16. Cost is $40.00 (after November 16 $50.00) They will meet for 6 Saturdays at McKinley School on Saturday mornings/early afternoons from December -February.
3rd – 6th Grade Basketball
Separate boys and girl’s leagues are formed. Scrimmages and games will emphasize learning and skill development. T-shirt included with the fee. Registration is September 28-October 12.
Cost: $50 (after October 12: $60)
Location: Practices are held at elementary schools; Games are held at Owatonna Middle School
First practice and meeting will be held early November – date and time to be determined.
Practices will be held once a week; Games are held Saturdays at Owatonna Middle School from December-February
Volunteer Coaches Needed- Youth Basketball
The Parks and Recreation Department uses volunteer coaches for many youth programs. Volunteer coaches play an important role in the youth sports experience. Volunteers are trained in our philosophy of youth sports, first aid, concussions and how to teach skills for their sport. All volunteers must complete a background check each year. Coaches meeting for 3rd-6th grade basketball will be held early November.
The popular park passport program is back this fall. The park passport program is an initiative of the Owatonna Park and Recreation to promote healthy lifestyle choices. The program encourages families and individuals to explore our parks and trails and exercise by walking the mapped trails. The four-week program from October 1 to October 31 is free. Get started by printing your passport off our park and recreation website www.ci.owatonna.mn.us/parksrecreation . Then visit the parks listed and look for the reflective yellow or white signs. Once you find the sign check the back for the word on the back and record it on your passport in the appropriate box to revel the message. Turn your completed passport in to qualify for a random drawing for prizes. Please continue to stay safe and healthy this fall season!
We would like to continue to offer programs at a discounted rate for those who qualify but we need more donations. If you are willing to make a donation to the Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund, you can mail in a donation to 540 West Hills Circle or make a donation over the phone with a Visa or Mastercard by calling 444-4321. Any dollar amount helps and makes a difference in the life of a child.