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.


  • Transition of the Brooktree Clubhouse operation from a private vendor to City staff
  • Secured a Food and Beverage Operator for the Brooktree Golf Course
  • Transition to the new OpenGov software
  • Introduced Outdoor Leisure Programming: Archery, Snowshoeing and Geocaching
  • Started the River Springs Water Park Capital Improvement Project - mechanical upgrades
  • Implemented the Cost Recovery Policy and Fees Manual


  • Align resources to meet community needs
  • Balance work load through work plans and department priorities
  • Purchase equipment to support public programming
  • Provide Supervisor level development training
  • Improve service to customer through quality and timely communications
  • Complete phase II of the River Springs Water Park CIP project
  • Increase revenue and rounds of golf at Brooktree G.C through promotions and great service

Financial Information



Staffing Analysis