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Apr 01

Pavilion Rentals now Available

Posted on April 1, 2021 at 12:26 PM by Jessica Abrahams

Author: Nikki Callahan, Administrative Technician

Pavilion Reservations
It is that time of year when people start thinking of family picnics, graduations, family reunions, birthday parties and the list could go on and on.  Did you know we have 12 pavilions in Owatonna that we rent out from May 1-October 1?  If you are thinking of renting a pavilion for a gathering, call our office at 507-444-4321 to check the availability. If you want to guarantee the rental of the pavilion for a specific event, we recommend that you reserve it.  Cost varies between $75-$90 for our outdoor shelters and $150 for the Morehouse Chalet.   Renting the pavilion guarantees you to have the shelter for the whole day (6am-11pm).  Call 507-444-4321 to check availability and to reserve the pavilion.  You can also reserve online by visiting the Owatonna Park & Rec website:  Click on current programs and registrations to check out all the park pavilions we have to offer.  If a pavilion is not reserved, they can be used on a first come first serve basis.  We are also following the governor’s orders for group gatherings.  To check out the most up do date restrictions go to

Park Restrooms
Park Restrooms will start opening April 15 (weather permitting).

Parks and Recreation Now Hiring

There are a variety of seasonal positions open within the Parks and Recreation Department:

*Therapeutic Recreation Programs: Friday Camp Lead; Friday Camp Staff

*Youth Soccer Official

Visit the City of Owatonna’s Website at to view job descriptions and to apply.

Brooktree Golf Course
The Golf course is now open! The club house is open daily at 9:00am and membership sales are now available! Please check the Brooktree website for more information.

Owatonna Park and Recreation Adopt-A-Park
Parks and Recreation has a new volunteer opportunity for you! Volunteering for the Adopt-A- Park is a chance to assist the Parks Department to maintain a clean, beautiful area and communicate any issues associated with a specific park, trail or open space. Any questions please contact Jesse Wilker (507-774-7086) or MJ Knudson (507-774-7364)

River Springs Water Park
Season Passes
Season passes can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office as well as at River Springs during the Water Park season. An ID card will be issued to you for unlimited access during lap swim, water walking, morning and afternoon water aerobics, tiny tot time, and open swim.

Individual Season Pass: $85.00 Family Season Pass: Includes 3 people $180.00 ($20.00 for each additional person)

Family Season Pass Requirements

  • A household consisting of up to 2 adults (parents or legal guardians only) and their dependent children.
  • Family members must all live in the same household
  • Only those individuals in the immediate family can be included on the family season pass.
  • Dependents include children 22 years old and under if, they are a full-time student in college; otherwise, an individual season pass is required. (College ID will be needed for proof of enrollment)