Park Maintenance

Fiscal Year 2023

Department Overview

The mission of the City of Owatonna’s Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich the quality of life for our community and visitors by providing a variety of green spaces, trails, facilities, programs, and services to promote health, wellness, learning, and having fun.


  • Implementation of Cartegraph Asset Management Software
  • Completed a multi year EAB tree management program and 170 trees replaced with grant dollars
  • Rough cut trail at Hammann and Nass parks
  • Completed annual fall Deer Management Program
  • Transition to new purchasing OpenGov software
  • The addition of the Load and Pack garbage vehicle to improve efficiency and safety
  • Expanded services to the Downtown District
  • Capital Improvement Projects: Dartt's Garage and Kaplan's Trail Connection


  • Work smarter with technology
  • Full Cartegraph implementation
  • Develop annual work plans
  • Staff development and trainings
  • Complete projects on time and within budget
  • Golf Course and bunker projects
  • Develop a work request process focusing on customer service and timely response

Financial Information



Staffing Analysis