About Us

Welcome to Owatonna Parks and Recreation. 

Master Plan

A master plan for the Parks and Recreation department was approved on February 18, 2020. View the master plan.


As always, we take pride in our customer service and continue to improve our communications and our registration process. Our communication plan includes updates to our website to make navigation easier, we have a weekly article in the Owatonna People’s Press in every weekend edition, while SeniorPlace articles appear weekly on Wednesdays. Tune into KRFO on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings at 8:40 a.m. for our radio shows. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter as well!

Non-Resident Fees

A reminder that we have eliminated the non-resident fees through an agreement with Steele County. All citizens within the county pay the same fee for recreation programs. Only participants living outside Steele County pay the outside participant fee. Please note that adult participant fees and rental fees listed are payable to the Owatonna Parks and Recreation and include sales tax, while youth programs and lessons do not charge sales tax.

Reserve a Pavilion

It’s never too soon to reserve a pavilion for your special event! Call the office and we’ll be glad to find the perfect venue for your graduation, family reunion, birthday party, company outing or any other event. We have a bounce house to rent for your event! If you’re worried about weather, we have rentals available at the Morehouse Chalet, SeniorPlace and the Brooktree clubhouse.

We hope you are able to make time to take advantage of your parks, trails, facilities and programs during this wonderful time of the year! We welcome your comments and suggestions. Let us know how we are doing!

Suggestion Box

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Owatonna Parks & Recreation Mission Statement

The City of Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department provides a diverse system of green spaces, trails, facilities, programs and services to enhance the quality of life for the community.

Employment Opportunities

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