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Aug 20

River Springs Water Park Thanks You

Posted on August 20, 2020 at 12:20 PM by Jessica Abrahams

Author: Dani Licht, Recreation Supervisor

We want to thank everyone that came and spent their time with us this season at River Springs Water Park. We know this summer was not your average summer but we were so thankful to be able to provide a fun and safe place for our community to spend their time. We had a blast this summer and hope that you did too! Stay tuned over the winter months for more information on season passes and discounted passes for the 2021 season. We look forward to seeing you all next season!

Lake Kohlmier

Lake Kohlmier is still open! Currently through August 30, the beach house will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm-7:00pm.  The last day the beach house will be open for rentals is August 30. Equipment rental is $6.00 per hour. We have the following equipment available:

  • Single kayak
  • Double kayak
  • Canoe
  • Paddleboard
  • Tandem bike
  • Tag-a-long bike
  • Pedigo bike

Youth Volleyball (Registration Now Open)

1st & 2 grade Volleyball *NEW*
This program focuses each week on the different volleyball skills.  These sessions are led by OHS Varsity Volleyball players and staff. This program will take place at Brown Park from 8:45am-10:00am on Saturdays (September 19, 26, October 3 and 10) Cost: $26(after September 2: $36)

3rd thru 6th grade volleyball
A fun introduction to volleyball for grades 3-6.  Learn the skills of volleyball with a practice/scrimmage once a week for four weeks.   New this year practice/scrimmages led by OHS Varsity Volleyball players and staff. Grades 3 and 4 will take place at Brown Park from 10:20am-11:35am, grades 5 and 6 will take place from 12:00pm to 1:15pm on Saturdays (September 19, 26, October 3 and 10)  Cost: $26(after September 2: $36)

Youth Football (Registration Now Open)

1st & 2nd grade – Mini Husky Football
This program focuses each week on different football skills followed by games such as flicker ball, interception, and many others.  No football equipment required.  T-shirt included with fee.  If it rains sessions will not be made up this year. This program is split into 2 sessions, session 1 will take place from 9:00am-10:15am, session 2 will take place from 10:40am-11:55am. Both sessions will take place at the OHS Practice Football Field on Saturdays. (September 12, 19, 26, and October 3) Cost: $27(after September 2: $37)

3rd and 4th grade – Mighty Huskies Flag Football
A fun introduction to football for grades 3-4.  Learn the skills of football with a practice/flag football scrimmage twice a week on Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.  New this year practice/scrimmages led by OHS Varsity Football players.  No football equipment required.  Mouth guard required and cleats are optional.  Flags will be provided.  Teams will be separate 3rd and 4th grade teams.  Teams will be put in pods of 24 with 2 coaches. This program will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00pm at various parks starting the week of September 14th thru the week of October 5. Cost: $55(after September 2: $65)

5th and 6th grade – Junior Huskies Flag Football
A fun advanced skill/drills of football for grades 5-6.  Learn the skills of football with a practice/flag football scrimmage on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.  New this year practice/scrimmages led by OHS Varsity Football players.  No football equipment required.  Mouth guard required and cleats are optional.  Flags will be provided.  Teams will be put in pods of 24 with 2 coaches. This program will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30-7:00pm at various parks starting the week of September 14th thru the week of October 5th. Cost: $55(after September 2: $65)

Learn to skate hockey/U6/U8
Will be making a final decision on Fall/Winter Session 1 by October 1 and will communicate plan at that time and when registration would begin.  Not available for registration currently.

Park Clean-Up Kits are available! 
Help us keep Owatonna’s parks and trails beautiful!  Register online (or by phone) and sign up to take a kit for a week.  Contactless pick-up is each Wednesday at the Park Maintenance Shop.  A kit has a pail, garbage bags and a garbage picker.  Head out to any park or trail to clean up, and return your kit by Tuesday the following week.  No fee to participate.  Available now through October.  Kits are limited so sign-up today!

Archery Hunt Registration is now available.  

The city archery hunt deadline is Friday, September 11th at 4 p.m.  Cost is $20.  Register at the Parks & Recreation office, or online.  All hunters must be at least 18 years of age and have a Minnesota DNR hunting license.  Dates of the hunt are November 1-28 and November 29-December 23.

All applicants must pass a proficiency test using the same equipment with which they will be hunting.  Tests dates are September 26th or October 3rd.  Two sets of 15 permits will be randomly awarded October 8th from the pool passing the test.  After the drawing, hunters will be called in the order they were drawn to choose their location.

Only antlerless deer may be harvested, but hunters may Earn-A-Buck.  Bag limit is 5 deer per hunter.  Parks available are: Cashman, Hammann, Kaplan’s Woods, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, North Straight River Parkway, Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve, Manthey Park, Maple Creek Parkway and Kriesel Park.  Mineral Springs Park is available for the second half only. 

For a full application or to register, go to the Parks & Recreation website.  Any questions, please contact Mary Jo Knudson at 507-774-7364 or maryjo.knudson@ci.owatonna.mn.us.