Fiscal Year 2024

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.


  • Completed phase II of the River Springs Water Park CIP project
  • Provided Supervisor level development training
  • Efficiencies in Seasonal Staff Hiring Process
  • Addition of Golf Supervisor
  • Addition of Regular Support Staff (Recreation Facility Assistants)
  • Refreshed CivicRec Management Software Catalog Layout
  • First Steps to balancing work load through work plans and department priorities


  • Balance work load through work plans and department priorities
  • Purchase equipment to support public programming
  • Develop Budget Work Plans
  • Improve service to customer through quality and timely communications
  • Department Website Refresh
  • Tennis and Pickleball Center Operations Plan
  • Social Commons Operations Plan

Financial Information



Staffing Analysis

Capital Expenditures