Parks & Recreation

New Online Registration System

We have transfered to a new, more user-friendly online registration system, Max Galaxy.  Please note there is a change in how activities and programs are listed in the new system. Under the registration tab there are two categories: League Registration and Activity Registration. 

Under the league registration tab you will find: T-ball and Squirt Ball

Under the activity registration tab you will find: Swim lessons, Track, Junior Golf, Learn to Skate Hockey, Summer Camps and TR Friday Camp

Now Hiring

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

  • Lifeguard
  • Water Aerobics Instructor - Substitute

Click here for job descriptions and to apply. 


Clubhouse Hours:

May 14th-31st - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Memberships & punch cards are available at the clubhouse.  New packages are available to cater to how you want to play. 

NOW AVAILABLE!!  Online tee times!  We're happy to still take phone calls at 444-2467, but we think you'll enjoy the convenience of booking tee times and carts from your computer, tablet or mobile device! 

Special Events     

Rec On The Go - We’ll be rolling into a couple local parks and neighborhoods throughout the summer with sports, arts and crafts, games and fun.  Join us this summer at one of our FREE Rec On The Go sites!     

Summer Schedule:

  • Wednesday, June 6, 3:00 - 4:30pm - Willow Run Townhomes
  • Wednesday, June 13, 1:00 - 2:30pm - Cedardale Place Townhomes
  • Wednesday, June 20, 1:00 - 2:30pm - Owatonna Education Center (old Washington School)
  • Wednesday, June 27, 5:00 - 6:00pm - Manthey Park
  • Wednesday, July 18, 5:00 - 6:0pm - Jaycee Park
  • Wednesday, July 25, 10:00 - 11:30am - Manthey Park
  • Friday, July 27, 10:00am - 2:00pm - Crazy Days, Downtown Owatonna
  • Wednesday, August 1, 1:00 - 2:30pm - Wilson School

North Straight River Parkway Grand Opening - June 6, 6:00pm - Meet at the south end of the trail, off of Industrial Road, for a ribbon cutting and refreshments.  Visit with the land donors and learn about the Wednesday Wobblers!  Bring your bike, rollerblades, or walking shoes and join us on the Lange Woods & Ihlenfeld/Wildung trails after the ribbon cutting!  View the flyer for this event for more information.

Movies in the Park - This summer we have three family-friendly movies planned.  Movies begin at sunset (between 7:30pm and 9:00pm depending on the day).  Details for each movie will be posted on our website and Facebook page as the dates get closer.  Movies are free and concessions are available!

June 22 (rain date June 23) – Wonder at Central Park

July 13 (rain date July 14) – Leap at Brown Park

September 14 (rain date September 15) - 101 Dalmations at the Dog Park

Calendar Photo Contest - Submit your favorite park or trail photo for your chance to win a $25 or $10 gift card and be featured in the 2019 Owatonna Parks and Recreation calendar!  Submit your photo by email to: or mail photos to: 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, Attn: Jessica. Submission deadline is October 12, 2018 and must include the photographer’s name and phone number. View the contest flyer for more details.

Suggestion Box

Do you have a suggestion for us?  Did we do a good job with something?  We are always looking at ways to improve and love hearing when you enjoy an activity.  Click on the link below, and let us know!

Summer Brochure (click on the cover below)

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

Youth Registration

We are now taking registrations for the following:

  • T-Ball
  • Squirt Ball
  • Summer Swimming Lessons
  • Track
  • Junior Golf
  • Learn to Skate Hockey
  • Summer Camps
  • Therapeutic Recreation: Leisure Swim
  • Therapeutic Recreation: Friday Camp

Register online using our new registration system, Max Galaxy, 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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