Special Events

Letters to Santa

Write a letter to Santa and he'll write back!  Santa is accepting letters November 30th through December 11th.  His mailbox will be available outside the Park & Rec Office, 540 West Hills Circle during office hours (M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm).  Drop your letter in his mailbox, email your letter to: parkrec@ci.owatonna.mn.us or mail it to: Owatonna Park and Rec, 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, MN 55060.  Don't forget to include your address with your letter! 

NFL Pick'em

Owatonna Parks and Recreation will be hosting NFL Pick'em. The object of the game is simple: pick the winner of each NFL game every week. Weekly points will be recorded and totaled at the end of each regular season game. Make your picks online below. Prizes of $50 chamber bucks or a free pavilion rental will be awarded to the top 2 people. 

Week 1 Picks          Week 2 Picks          Week 3 Picks          Week 4 Picks          Week 5 Picks          

Week 6 Picks          Week 7 Picks          Week 8 Picks          Week 9 Picks          Week 10 Picks

Week 11 Picks        Week 12 Picks

City Archery Hunt

For more information, contact Mary Jo Knudson, 507-774-7364 or maryjo.knudson@ci.owatonna.mn.us

  • Two seasons:
  • Antlerless Deer only, Earn-a-Buck
  • All DNR regulations apply
  • Proficiency test required
  • No crossbows (being reviewed for 2021)
  • Parks included:  Cashman, Hammann, Kaplan’s Woods, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, North Straight River Park Area, Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve, Manthey, Maple Creek Parkway, Kriesel Park and Mineral Springs (second season only)