Parks & Recreation

Special Events:

Black Friday Blowout!: Head out to Brooktree Clubhouse on November 28th for some hot deals and a hot breakfast!  All Pro Shop items will be on sale, some discounted up to 90% off.  You can also order new Brooktree logo clothing (short sleeve polos and long sleeve sweatshirts) and have them in time for Christmas.  2015 memberships will be available for purchase as well, if you purchase a full season membership.  We'll even have gift shop items from SeniorPlace, some of their handmade items would be perfect Christmas gifts! 

Black Friday Breakfast Buffet: To top it off...we'll be having a breakfast buffet!  Enjoy scrambled eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, toast & coffee for just $5!  Even if you aren't shopping at Brooktree, come refuel after your other Black Friday shopping!  

Darn Near Full Moon Festival:  We’re still working on details, but mark your calendars for Sunday, January 4, 2015! We will have a bonfire with hotdog roasting at 5:30 PM.  After you fill your belly you can run, walk, hop, skip, jump, ski or snow shoe down the trail and enjoy a story along the way.  We will have several posts along the trail with pages from a children’s book attached.  You’ll have to walk the whole trail to read to the end of the story.   After you complete the trail walk, meet back at the chalet for a short winter movie.  Another FREE family event!

Sledding & Movie Party:  Celebrate a day off school with sledding and a movie!  Grab your sleds and join us Monday, January 19 at the West Hills hill for sledding from 1:00—3:00pm.  Then, at 3:00pm warm up in the Multi-Purpose room at SeniorPlace with FREE hot chocolate and watch the movie Snow Buddies.  Some concessions will be available for purchase.  All kids 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Click here for flyer.

Dog Park Now Open!

A brand new, 1.6 acre off-leash dog park is now open at Lake Chase!  Lake Chase is located at 1915 State Ave NW.  Head out with your furry friend for some exercise and a tail waggin' good time!  Click here for the Dog Park rules.

Photo Contest

We had so many amazing entries and would like to thank everyone who participated!  Click on the categories below to view the winning photo for each category:

Beauty in the Parks

Highlights of Owatonna

People's Choice

Photos by Youth 

City Deer Hunt

A deer hunt will be held in the wooded city parks this fall.  Only hunters who were chosen by the lottery are allowed to hunt.  Park areas include: Hamman Park, Kaplan's Woods, Kaplan's Woods Parkway, North Straight River Park area, Mineral springs Park, Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve, Manthey Park, Maple Creek Parkway and Kriesel Park.  Click here for maps of where the stands/hunters are locationd.  If you'd like more information regarding the hunt please contact our office at 507-444-4321.

Youth Registration

We are currently taking registrations for the following youth programs:

  • Basketball ($10 late fee applied)

Winter swim lessons registration begins December 2nd.

Register online here, in person at the Parks & Recreation office or call 507-444-4321.

Adult Registration

We are currently taking registrations for Adult Dodgeball.  The deadline to register a team is December 1, 2014.  Click here for registration form.

Brooktree Golf Course

Closed for the season.  Clubhouse rentals are available for your meetings or events!  Call 444-4321 for details.

Parks 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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