Parks & Recreation

Now Hiring!

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

  • Therapeutic Recreation Group Aid - Part-Time
  • Therapeutic Recreation Group Lead - Part-Time
  • Youth Official - Football
  • Youth Program Supervisor - Basketball
  • Youth Official - Basketball
  • Adult Volleyball Official
  • Lifeguard
  • Water Safety Instructor

Click here for job descriptions and to apply.

Brooktree Golf Course

Brooktree Golf Course summer hours are 6:30 a.m. - 9:00-9:30 p.m. daily.

Master's Bar & Grille is also now open under new ownership.  Come check out their new menu and beverage selection. 

Special Events     

Woofstock, August 26th, 4:00 - 6:00pm - Join us at Lake Chase on “National Dog Day” and bring your four legged friend!  We will have a live music performance by Jim Kozan, Master’s Bar & Grille will be grilling and serving drinks, our bounce house and Kona Ice!  Don’t have a dog?  That’s fine!  This event is for everyone! 

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

August 11 (rain date August 12) – People’s Choice—check out our Facebook page and vote for your choice!  Movie is at Central Park.

Rockin’ Around Owatonna - Explore your Owatonna Parks and you might just find an inspirational treasure!  Owatonna elementary school students have helped us kick off this project!  Head out to your Owatonna parks, and you might be lucky enough to find one of their works of art – a rock creatively painted or with an inspirational message.  If you find a painted rock you would like to keep, feel free to do so; however, you must replace it with a work of art of your own.  Click here for project 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: 

  • Summer Swimming Lessons
  • Summer Camps

Registration begins July 26 for the following:

  • Fall Swimming Lessons
  • Youth Volleyball
  • Youth Football
  • Learn to Skate Hockey
  • Therapeutic Rec: Leisure Swim

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

Adult Registration

We are now taking registrations for the following:

Calendar Photo Contest

What do you love about your Owatonna Parks and Trails? 

Submit your favorite park or trail photo for your chance to win a $25 or $10 gift card and be featured in the 2018 Owatonna Parks and Recreation calendar!  Click here for flyer.

Submit your photo by email to: or mail photos to: 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, Attn: Jessica.  Photos must be submitted by October 13, 2017 and must include Photographer’s name and phone number.  The cover photo winner will receive a $25 Owatonna Park and Rec gift card, monthly photo winners will receive a $10 gift card and all winners will receive a free calendar.  *By submitting, you agree that you have taken the photo submitted.  Submitted photos may be used at the discretion of Owatonna Parks & Recreation, including and not limited to websites, social media, print and online publications, etc.


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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