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OWATONNA PARKS AND RECREATION 2017 FALL BROCHURE 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, MN 55060 Office Phone: 507-444-4321 Website:

Office Hours Monday – Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm James “Corky” Ebeling Sr. Manager of Parks, Recreation & Government Buildings 507-774-7361 Tim Truelson Recreation Manager 507-774-7362 Eric Anderson Recreation Manager 507-774-7102 Wendy Reller Recreation Supervisor for Therapeutic Programs 507-774-7360 Jesse Wilker Facilities Manager 507-774-7097

Rick Smith Maintenance Manager Parks & Golf 507-774-7086 Nikki Callahan Administrative Technician 507-774-7366 Mary Jo Knudson Recreation Supervisor 507-774-7364 Courtney Rosenau Administrative Assistant 507-774-7367 Jessica Abrahams Administrative Assistant 507-774-7365 Danielle Summer Recreation Supervisor 507-444-4290

Parks and Recreation Contact Information: Office & Information Line - 507-444-4321 Fax - 507-444-4299 Facebook - Owatonna Parks and Recreation Email - Tennis & Fitness Center - 507-444-4290 SeniorPlace - 507-444-4280 Brooktree Clubhouse - 507-444-2467 River Springs Water Park - 507-774-7370 Park Maintenance - 507-774-7086

Parks and Recreation Fall 2017 A special project of the Owatonna People’s Press in cooperation with the Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department 135 W. Pearl, Owatonna, MN 55060 Publisher: Tom Murray

Advertising Director: Ginny Bergerson Parks & Recreation Fall 2017 is distributed to subscribers and readers of the Owatonna People’s Press at no additional charge. All rights reserved. © 2017

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Welcome to Owatonna Parks and Recreation Fall 2017 It’s hard to begin thinking about fall when Owatonna is having the best weather of the year. But I Love Fall! Right now Owatonna truly exemplifies the tagline “The City of Friendliness and Beautiful Parks”. These perfect temperatures get neighbors, friends, family, and community members outside to exercise, play, and interact with each other. Have you visited your parks lately? The maintenance crew has put in a lot of work and have them in beautiful shape. It won’t be long and the Fall colors will start to appear. I certainly hope you take the time to get out and enjoy your parks and the beautiful scenery they all have to offer. This brochure has us looking ahead to some very popular returning programs, some new & improved, and some brand new programs! Speaking about popular…the Trick or Treat Trail is back at Manthey Park on Saturday, October 28 from 2-4p.m. Check out the details inside. Staff is working to come up with new, exciting, family friendly activities! If you have any suggestions, Get the information - please feel free to let us know. Status quo is not what you should expect from Join the conversation - like our Facebook pages: staff members and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Owatonna Parks and Recreation Owatonna SeniorPlace Another great Fall activity would be to take in some golf at Brooktree Golf Owatonna Dog Park Course, as we have many specials in the Fall. Golfer or not, be sure to check Brooktree Golf Course out the Patio at Brooktree. You can enjoy the fire pit while you enjoy the River Springs Water Park great food and beverages from Master’s Bar and Grill! Music on the Patio West Hills Tennis & Fitness returns August 4th with Boyd Lee and Mary Jane Alm, and August 19th with Muriah Miller & Becky Borneke returning to the patio. Mark your calenMake sure to take advantage of your Parks and Recreation Programs, Parks, dars for August 25th when we will have Tin Cup playing on a giant inflatable Trails, and Facilities this wonderful time of year! screen. “The Benefits are Endless as your Best Investment is your Parks and RecreWe hope that you are finding it easy to register for our programs by using our ation Department.” online registration with Max Solutions. This has been a huge success with over 70% now registering on-line. Max also has allowed us to keep in touch James “Corky” Ebeling better with our customers through e-mails and focus on customers with cer- Director of Parks, Recreation and Government Buildings tain interests.

Research shows walking can improve your memory! Your Parks & Recreation department maintains over 700 acres of parklands and walkways for your enjoyment. Check our our Park Passport program in this brochure!

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Fall Registration begins July 26th Ways to Register:

• On-Line (begins at 12:01 a.m.)

Judd Dingmann

Laura Dalland

Angie Malo

Lee Kostelecky

• Walk-In Registration (begins at 7:00 a.m.): Park & Recreation - 540 West Hills Circle Registration deadline is August 9th for Youth Football and Volleyball. Save $10.00 on each program by registering before the deadline!

Special Events Greg Louis

Pat Fails

Karina Garcia

Thank you 2017 Park Board Members!

Judd Dingmann (Chair), Laura Dalland (Vice Chair), Angie Malo (Secretary), Greg Louis, Pat Fails, Lee Kostelecky and Karina Garica.

Our Mission:

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.

Photography and Videotaping

The Owatonna Parks and Recreation staff may occasionally photograph or videotape events and program participants. These images are used by Owatonna Parks and Recreation in print and/or electronic media unless specifically requested otherwise by a participant or parent/guardian.

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Rec on the Go Brooktree Music on the Patio Brooktree Two-Four-Fun Brooktree Movie on the Patio Movie in the Park Woofstock Park Passport Trick or Treat Trail

Fall Programs o o o o o o o o o o o

Brooktree 2-person Golf League Swimming Lessons Youth Volleyball Youth Football Youth Tennis Lessons Therapeutic Rec Leisure Swim Learn to Skate Hockey Adult Kickball Adult Fall Softball Adult Volleyball Adult Tennis

Early Winter Programs (Registration begins September 19th) o Youth Basketball

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Partner Programs/Associations o o o o

Figure Skating Owatonna Cheer Owatonna Tennis Association Owatonna Pickleball Association

Programs coming in the Winter Brochure

Youth with Disabilities

Youth with disabilities or health concerns are encouraged to participate in any youth program. Adaptive equipment, program modifications and other accommodations to assist the child will allow them to participate with equal advantage. Coaches and staff receive pertinent information regarding the child’s needs prior to their first meeting.

o Swimming Lessons o Youth Tennis Lessons o Adult Tennis Leagues

Special Events Recreating together builds strong families, the foundation for a stronger society. Let’s a build a stronger community; attend one of our special events with your family!

Youth Scholarship Fund

This fund helps support programs for all youth in Steele County and Adult Therapeutic Recreation Programs. Forms are available at the Park and Recreation Office. Participants must pay 25% of program fees, any late fees, and must show verification of one of the qualifications. Qualifications for Scholarship * Current recipients of Free or Reduced Lunch Program * Current recipients of SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or Social Security Benefits * Current recipients of Medical Assistance Program * Other circumstances (will need to explain)

Uniforms for youth activities

Participants may keep T-shirts donated by business sponsors for youth baseball & softball, volleyball, squirt and youth basketball. All other uniforms and equipment must be returned to coaches at the end of the season.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

The entire policy can be found on the Parks and Recreation website. • A request for a refund is accepted when submitted prior to the start of the activity. A $10 cancellation fee is assessed; remainder of the fee is refunded. • If a class or activity was cancelled by Park & Recreation, fee is refunded on a pro-rated basis (except Brooktree). • Annual memberships – if requested within 90 days of the start in case of illness, death, injury or relocation from Owatonna, 50% of the purchase price is refundable. • Seasonal memberships (golf ), no refund after July 1st.

Waiver of Liability to the City of Owatonna


Rec on the Go

Rec on the Go is a FREE program that offers sports games, yard games, and group activities at parks across Owatonna. Come to Jaycee Park on July 26 to play soccer and other activities. This will be a great opportunity to experience what Rec on the Go has to offer! We will also be at Brown Park on August 9 to play flag football and backyard games. Be sure to check the Owatonna Parks and Recreation Facebook page or call the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office for future dates and locations. All programs take place during 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Movie in the Park

Our final family-friendly Movie in the Park is at Central Park on August 11th (rain date August 12th). Visit our Facebook page to cast your vote on which movie you would like to see! Movie begins at sunset, approximately 8:00pm. The movie is free and concessions are available! Thank you Gopher Sport and Connie Knutson-ERA, our current movie sponsors!

Woofstock-National Dog Day Saturday, August 26th – 4:00-6:00pm Lake Chase Dog Park Featuring: A live performance by Jim Kozan

Join us on “National Dog Day” and bring your four legged friend to Lake Program participants, by registering for an activity, agrees the City of OwaChase Dog park! We will have live music, Master’s Bar & Grille grilling and tonna will not be liable for any claim, demand, injury, damage, action or serving drinks, our bounce house and Kona Ice! Don’t have a dog? That’s course for action while participating in a recreation program. Participation in fine! This event is for everyone! recreation programs are voluntary in nature and activities that are offered are choices of the individual. National Dog Day was founded in 2004 and

Directory DataThe directory data may be released by Parks and Recre-

ation includes, but is not limited to, name, participation in activities, awards received and images including candid photos and videos of participants in class, activities or sport settings. You may decline authorization by contacting the Parks & Recreation Office.

is aimed to honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. Stop out at Woofstock on August 26th and visit with our local Humane Society and maybe even rescue your best companion!

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Park Passport

Be sure to look for the insert in this brochure for the Park Passport! Thank you to our sponsors: Cabela’s and Straight River Sports.

4th Annual Trick or Treat Trail Saturday, October 28th – 2:00 – 4:00pm Manthey Park

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Volunteer Coaches Needed

The Parks and Recreation Department uses volunteer coaches for many youth programs. Volunteer coaches play an important role in the youth sports experience. Volunteers are trained in our philosophy of youth sports, first aid, concussions and how to teach skills for their sport. All volunteers must complete a background check each year.

Ghosts and Goblins of all ages grab your 60% of parents say they have coached their trick or treat bags and head out to Manchild’s sports team. Spending quality time they Park for our 4th Annual Trick or Treat together was the primary reason. Spend Trail! Visit local businesses along the trail quality time with your child and sign up to be a for treats, games, a photo shoot, and crafts. volunteer coach! Take a ride on the kiddie train ride, find spooky treasures in the scavenger hunt, and visit the cute animals at the petting zoo! NEW at this year’s event include a magician and FREE pony rides! We’ll also have not one, but two bounce houses, free hot chocolate and food trucks. Mark your calendars! Youth Volleyball A fun introduction to volleyball for grades 3-6. Learn skills and play games! All players will attend the Youth Volleyball Clinic and should be dressed ready to play.

Youth Fall Sports

Calendar Photo Contest

Cost: $35 (after August 9: $45) Location: Practices at various elementary schools, games at Owatonna Middle School Program Dates: September 5 – October 28 Times: Practices one evening per week, games Saturday mornings Days: Practices vary, games Saturdays Volleyball Clinic: Date August 29, 7:00 - 8:00pm, OHS GYM

What do you love about your Owatonna Parks and Trails? Submit your favorite park or trail photo for your chance to win a $25 or $10 gift card and be featured in the 2018 Owatonna Parks and RecCoaches meeting is August 29 at 6pm in the Small Group Forum at OHS. reation calendar! Submit your photo by email to: Jessica.Abrahams@ or mail photos to: 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, Take it from the kids themselves that our volleyball program is FUN! Here’s Attn: Jessica. Submission deadline is October 13, 2017 and must include what past participants have had to say: the photographer’s name and phone number. The cover photo winner  “I like serving! Practices and games were fun. Spending time with receives a $25 Owatonna Park and Rec gift card; monthly photo winners refriends and new friends was fun.” ceive a $10 gift card and all winners receive a free calendar. *By submitting, you agree that you have taken the photo submitted. Submitted photos may  “I love Volleyball! I wish it wasn’t ending!” be used at the discretion of Owatonna Parks & Recreation, including and not limited to websites, social media, print and online publications, etc.  “I love it and it is awesome. I can’t wait until next year!” Crazy Days – July 27-29: Visit us in downtown Owatonna for Crazy Days! Come and bounce in our bounce house for FREE Friday, July 28 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, or create your own Rockin Around Owatonna rock in Central Park (supplies will be provided).  We’re also taking volunteers for the dunk tank!  Proceeds from the dunk tank will go to the We All Play organization for an all-inclusive playground.  Youth coaches, this is a wonderful opportunity to have some fun with your players and support a great organization!  Anyone interested in participating in the dunk tank please contact Jessica Abrahams, or 507-7747365.

Youth Football 1st & 2nd Grade Football - Mini Husky Pups This program focuses each week on a different football skill followed by games such as flickerball, interception, and many others. No football equipment required.  T-shirt included with fee. Cost: $26 (after August 9: $36) Location: OHS Practice Football Field Dates: September 9, 16, 23, and 30 Time: 9:00-10:15am Days: Saturday

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3rd & 4th Grade Football - Mighty Huskies A tackle football program. Games and scrimmages are played weekday evenings (typically Thursdays) and/or Saturday mornings. Practices are held when coaches schedule them. Players meet their coaches at the first practice. Cost: $42 (after August 9: $52) Location: OHS Football Field for Clinic First practice and meeting: August 24, 5:45-7:15pm Times: Vary Days: Vary 5th & 6th Grade Football - Junior Huskies A tackle football program. Games and scrimmages are played weekday evenings (typically Mondays) and/or Saturday mornings. Practices are when coaches schedule them. Cost: $42 (after August 9: $52) Location: OHS Football Field for Clinic First practice and meeting: August 24, 5:45-7:15pm Times: Vary  Days: Vary


Youth Basketball Kindergarten Basketball - Tikes This non-competitive program focuses on developing social skills, sportsmanship, teamwork and motor skills in a safe environment. T-shirt included with fee. Cost: $35 (after October 30: $45) Location: McKinley School Program tentative dates: Dec 16, Jan 6, 20, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 Times: Varies Days: Saturdays 1st & 2nd Grade Basketball - Squirts This program focuses on developing basketball skills as well as sportsmanship and teamwork. T-shirt included with fee. Cost: $35 (after October 30: $45) Location: McKinley School Program tentative dates: Dec 16, Jan 6, 20, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 Times: Varies Days: Saturdays

**We will take registrations for Parks and Recreation football at the Owatonna Huskies Football Camp on Wednesday, August 9 at the OHS Football Field. Equipment needed for 3rd-6th grade football: A helmet with face bar and chin strap, shoulder pads, mouth guard, football pants and multi-purpose shoes. A facemask which meets the NOCSAE test standard at the time of manufacture. The face mask shall be made of material designed to be nonbreakable with rounded edges, and those constructed of metal shall have the surface covered with resilient material. A helmet which meets the NOCSAE test standard at the time of manufacture and has a visible exterior warning label regarding the risk of injury. A properly fastened chinstrap shall secure the helmet. The Parks and Recreation Department will supply the football jerseys, but these must be returned at the completion of the season. Coaches Meeting is August 21 at 5:30PM in the lower level of the Small Group Forum room at OHS. Take it from the kids themselves that our Football program is FUN! Here’s what past participants had to say:  “It was awesome!”  “I loved it can’t wait to do it again!”  “It’s fun. I like my coaches.”

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Fall Classes Start Soon! Sept 11th- October 28th Priority Registration Wednesday, Aug 16th starting at 7 AM Open Registration Thursday,Aug 17th starting at 7 AM

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3rd – 6th Grade Basketball Separate boys and girl’s leagues are formed. Scrimmages and games will emphasize learning and skill development. T-shirt included with the fee. Cost: $42 (after October 6: $52) Location: Practices are held at elementary schools; Games are held at Owatonna Middle School First practice and meeting: November 7, 6:00-7:00pm, Girls at OHS and Boys at Owatonna Middle School

Times: Vary Days: Practices vary; Games are held Saturdays at Owatonna Middle School

Inactivity among children may result in this generation being the 1st in American history to have a shorter life span than their parents. Get your children active by signing them up for one of our many youth sports!

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Program supervisor: Tony Schwichtenberg Cost: $75 (deadline is October 13). After October 13, cost is $85 Location: Four Season’s Centre Session 1: Late October through December Session 2: January through early March Mostly Monday’s and Saturday’s (schedule will be posted on our website in October) Registration: August 29 5-8 pm or August 30 6-8pm at Four Season’s Center U6/U8 Program runs late October through early March Cost: $75 for the first half of the season (Ocober-December) with payment and registration due by October 13. After October 13, cost is $85. Second half of the season payment is due by December 28 (cost is to be determined but approximately $75). Practice times and dates vary (schedule will be posted on our website in October) Registration: August 29 5-8pm or August 30 6-8pm at Four Seasons Center.

Youth Tennis Lessons

Enroll your child in the Owatonna Parks and Recreation’s Youth Tennis Program. Kelly Baker, Director of Tennis for the City of Owatonna, oversees The Parks and Recreation Department uses volunteer coaches for many youth the program along with his trained staff. Low compression balls, kid size programs. Volunteer coaches play an important role in the youth sports racquets and 36- and 60-foot court sizes are used, to ensure a fun, successexperience. Volunteers are trained in our philosophy of youth sports, first ful experience for every child! Racquets are available for those without their aid, concussions and how to teach skills for their sport. All volunteers must own. All classes are at West Hills Tennis and Fitness Center. complete a background check each year. Coaches meeting for 3rd-6th grade Contact Kelly with questions: basketball will be October 30. Coaches meeting for Tikes/Squirt Basket(541) 821-4459 or ball will be December 4. A classroom and on-court clinic for all basketball coaches with OHS Boys and Girls Varsity staff will be 7:15-8:15 pm for Girls Fall 1 Session—Youth Tennis Lessons September 5-October 11 (No class coaches at OJHS and 7:15-8:15 pm for Boys coaches on Thursday November September 4) 7 at OHS, after the Kid’s clinic. Recreational Tennis Program Mighty Mites Learn to Skate Hockey Develops Hand-eye coordination and intro to basic strokes with fun drills Join us for a fun-filled winter while and games learning to skate and developing • Ages 4-6 years basic hockey skills. The program is • 4:00-4:30pm divided into three levels: Learn to • Monday and Wednesday Skate, U6 and U8.  “Learn to Skate” • Fee: $70 (11 classes) twice a week is for first time skaters regardless of -orage.  U6 is for players born between $42 for 6 classes 7/1/2010 and 6/30/2012 that already have basic skating skills.  U8 is for players born between 7/1/2008 and Future Stars 6/30/2010 that have basic skating skills.  We also welcome youth who were Emphasis on learning fundamental movements and stroke technique through born before 7/1/2008 to join us if they are new to skating or ice hockey so fun drills and various games they can give it a try.  This is Owatonna’s starter program that players prog• Ages 7-10 years ress through before becoming active in Owatonna Youth Hockey Association • 4:30-5:30pm traveling hockey. • Monday and Wednesday A helmet is required for everyone on the ice. An entire bag of protective • Fee: $99 (11 classes) twice a week equipment is available for rent through the Owatonna Youth Hockey Asso-orciation rental program for $50 per year. Skates can be leased at Straight River $60 for 6 classes Sports for an entire season for a reasonable cost. Equipment rental is available in August during registration. Registration is *Drop in Rates for all Recreational classes: $12 per class also available online and at the Owatonna Park and Recreation Office.

Volunteer Coaches Needed- Youth Basketball

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Competitive Tennis Program Fall 1 Session September 6- October 12 Tourney Prep Begin to introduce strategy, fitness, sportsmanship and teamwork in this games-based clinic • Ages 11-13 • 4-5pm • Tuesday and Thursday • Fee: $120 (12 classes) twice a week -or$70 for 6 classes Junior High-High School Emphasizes fun and fitness with games, drills and match play for your teenager! • Jr. High, Jr. Varsity and Varsity Level Players • 5:00-6:30pm • Tuesday and Thursday • Fee: $180 (12 classes) twice a week -or$100 for 6 classes *Drop in Rates for all Competitive classes: $20 per class

• Registration deadline is Thursday, July 27th (tentative roster and entry fee) • Roster and player fees due before the first game, week of August 28th. 2017 Fall Softball Fees Men’s I



Men’s II



Men’s III





Upper and Lower – Tuesday

Player fee: $23 (includes tax) Resident/Non Resident Entry Fees are non-refundable.

Fall Kickball • Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 27th • Schedule pick-up and turn in rosters at the Park and Recreation Office – week of August 15th • Season begins week of August 21st Six week season with single elimination playoffs. Most games played at the Morehouse Park/Fairgrounds. Adults and students (age 16 or older by September 1).

Academy Our Academy program is for varsity level players, and those who play USTA tournaments. This class is by pro approval/invite only. Contact Kelly for details.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are an invaluable method of attaining rapid growth and development through one-on-one instruction. Private Lesson options: • 0.5 hour lesson = $31.00 • 1 hour lesson = $57.00 • 1.5 hour lesson = $85.50

Adult Fall Sports Fall Softball The Owatonna Slow Pitch Softball Association in cooperation with the Owatonna Park and Recreation Department will offer Men’s and Co-Rec fall softball programs. Games are played from late August through early October at the Fairgrounds softball complex. All leagues play 5 weeks of double headers (10 games), no playoffs are held.



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2017 Kickball Fees:

• Scheduled starting match times are 6:30pm & 8:00pm

Entry Fee: $128 (includes tax), includes 1 kickball per team

• $40-Tennis Center Member; $120-non member

Player Fee: $12 (includes tax) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Recreation League Entry Fees are non-refundable.

2-Person Fall Golf League For more information, go to the Brooktree information page.

Adult Volleyball Men’s, Women’s and Co-Rec leagues available for those 15 or older (as of October 1). Players are not eligible if they are participating in high school or college level during the season of play.

Men’s Partnerless Doubles • October 2 – December 11, 2017 • Scheduled starting match times are 6:30pm & 8:00pm • $40-Tennis Center Member; $120-non member Mixed Doubles • Tuesday nights – Upper League (designed for higher level players) - October 3-December 5, 2017 • Thursday nights – Lower League (designed for more recreation level players) - October 5-December 14, 2017 (no matches November 28) • Scheduled starting match times are 6:30pm & 8:00pm

• $40-Tennis Center Member; $120-non member Women’s: Wednesday nights. Games scheduled at the High School, Washington, McKinley, Wilson, and Owatonna Middle School. No high school Men’s Rusty Racquet Doubles – Drop In (note: space is limited) or college players allowed in Gold or Green Leagues. No spiking or overhand • September – May serve in the Green League. No spiking in the Gold League. • Wednesday Evening Men’s: Wednesday nights. Games scheduled at Owatonna Middle School or High School. • 7:00-9:00pm (6:30-8:00pm in September) Co-Rec: Monday nights. Games scheduled at the Willow Creek and Wilson. Registration deadline: September 6th Roster and player fee deadline, schedules available: September 20 Men’s/ Women’s September 25 Co-Rec Practice nights: Men’s/Women’s September 27, Co-Rec October 2 Leagues begin: Men’s/Women’s October 4, Co-Rec October 9.

• $5 per night-Tennis Center Member; $10 per night-non member

Aquatics Programs Recreation Manager: Eric Anderson – 507-774-7102 Recreation Supervisor: Dani Summer

Fees: (includes tax)

Team Fee Men’s & Women’s: $235

Team Fee Co-Rec: $205

Player Fee City of Owatonna and Steele County residents: $30

Player Fee Outside: $55

River Springs Water Park

3065 St. Paul Road 507-774-7370 Follow us on Facebook ~ River Springs Water Park Website: All rates listed include tax.

Entry Fees are non-refundable.

Open Swim Fall Adult Tennis Leagues Registration Deadline: September 22, 2017 Women’s Partnerless Doubles • October 2 – December 11, 2017

June 3 - August 13 Monday-Sunday 12:00-8:00pm August 14-August 20 Monday-Sunday 12:00-7:00pm (Closing times may vary beginning August 14) (Subject to change: tentative pending weather and staff availability)

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Admission Rates

through Aug 13 Daily Rate (48” or taller) $7.00 Daily Rate (under 48” tall) $5.00 Twilight Rate (5:00pm-close) $4.50 Last Hour Special $2.50 **Children under age two are free with paid adult

Aug 14-20 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 NA

Weather Policies 1. River Springs Water Park will NOT OPEN for open swim or other programs (except morning lap swim) until the “feels like” temperature is 70 degrees for at least one hour. 2. River Springs Water Park will close for at least ½ hour if lightning is visible or thunder is heard in the area. 3. Closing decisions are made, when possible, at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled facility opening or program start time. 4. Weather related closings may be reevaluated for reopening later in the day if conditions improve. 5. Weather related closings are announced using: Parks & Recreation Hotline: 507-444-4321, option 2 Parks & Recreation webpage click cancellations River Springs Water Park Facebook page Signs posted on admissions and main entrance windows Announcements made on KRFO and KOWZ

Admission Specials

Water park admission specials are not valid with any other water park offers or discounts. Mondays - Grandparents Day Grandparent gets in free with a paid grandchild at regular rate (one grandparent for each grandchild). Twilight Tuesdays - Everyone gets in for the $4.50 Twilight rate all day.

Pre-Steele County Free Fair Special - August 13: $3.50 admission all day! Super Splash Special - Customer Appreciation Special – August 20: $2.50 admission for everyone all day! Park & Recreation Youth Programs Special - August 7-20 Any youth wearing their 2017 Owatonna Parks and Recreation program (soccer, t-ball, etc.) team sponsor t-shirt gets in for half the regular rate!


Morning activities at River Springs do not include the daily admission fee (unless otherwise noted). If you would like to stay for open swim after your program finishes, you must exit the park, return and pay the regular rate, use a coupon or be a season pass holder. Lap Swim and Water Walking Enjoy a pool workout at River Springs. Lap Swim is held in the activity pool and Water Walking is in the Lazy River. Youth under age 16 are not permitted, unless accompanied by an adult. Program is cancelled if lightning or thunder is present or when rain causes poor visibility for lifeguards. Dates: June 5 - August 5 Days & Times: Monday-Friday 6:00am-8:00am Monday-Friday 8-9:45am (lap swim only) Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm Cost: $2.00 per visit Tiny Tot Time This is relaxed playtime for toddlers and children up to 6 years old and their parents or adult. Just the zero depth play area and play features in this area are available during this time. Older children may not use the facility until Open Swim hours.

Thursday Community Day – Every Thursday River Springs Water Park will be asking for donations for a specific Owatonna nonprofit agency and in return River Springs offers you a discount. Community Day specials are not valid with any other water park offers or discounts. NEW!

Cause for the Paws - August 10: Keep a lookout for more information on the River Springs Water Park Facebook page. Feed the Community - August 17: Donate one non-perishable food item and receive 1/2 price normal facility admission rate.


Dates: June 5 – August 5 Days & Times: Monday-Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm Cost: Regular Daily Admission Applies (price includes admission for the rest of the day)

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Water Aerobics Available to anyone 16 years and older (under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult). Morning Classes Dates: June 19 - August 10 Days & Times: Monday-Thursday 11:00am-11:50am Cost: $3 per class

Evening Classes Dates: June 5 - August 17 Days & Times: Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm Cost: $4.50 per class (price includes admission for Twilight Swim 5:00pm –close)

Junior High Pool - Early Morning Lap Swim

Cost: $3 per person per session or 20 punch pass available for $45 Dates: September 6, 2017 – June 1, 2018 Dates: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 6:00-7:15am. Not available: October 20; November 24; December 25, 27, 29; January 1, 15; March 26, 28, 30; May 28. There will be no morning lap swim if inclement weather causes Owatonna schools to have a 2-hour late start or close.

West Hills Pool Open Swim

Cost: $4 weekdays, $5 weekends Days & Hours: Through September 30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00am-7:15am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm Saturday Closed Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm

October 1 - Memorial Day 6:00am-7:15am 7:00pm-9:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm

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information line 507-444-4321 option 2, and on-line at under cancellations.

American Red Cross Learn to Swim

The Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department offers American Red Cross Learn to Swim Programs. The programs are held at the Junior High and West Hills Pools. Parent & Child Aquatics – child must be at least 18 months old, parent is in the water Pre-School Aquatics – child must be at least 3 years old, parent is in the water Level 1 – Intro to Water Skills helps students feel comfortable in and enjoy the water safely Level 2 – Works on giving students success with fundamental aquatic skills Level 3 – Stroke Development builds on Level 2 skills with guided practice in deeper waters Level 4 – Stroke Improvement develops confidence in strokes and improves other aquatic skills Level 5 – Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes Level 6 – Refines strokes so students swim with ease, efficiency & power over greater distances

Encouraging your child to swim can improve their mental and emotional health. Sign your child up for swimming lessons so they can learn this life-long skill.

Group Swim Lessons

Cost: $40 for group lessons

Tuesday Night Classes: Meets October 3-November 28 **Facility Closed: August 14-August 20 for annual facility maintenance, Sun- Junior High Pool day before Labor Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Level 3 6:30-7:20pm Level 3 7:25-8:15pm Level 4 6:30-7:20pm Level 5 or 6 7:25-8:15pm

Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake beach opens at the end of May and is open through August (pending weather). The beach is open daily. There are no lifeguards on duty – individuals will swim according to beach rules and at their own risk. Ropes are placed to indicate swim areas. Beaver Lake is maintained by Steele County Parks and Recreation

Lake Kohlmier

Thursday Night Classes: Meets September 28– December 7 (no class October 19-MEA or November 23-Thanksgiving) West Hills Pool Level 1 5:00-5:30pm Pre-School 5:35-6:05pm Parent & Child 6:05-6:35pm Level 2 6:40-7:30pm Level 1 7:35-8:05pm

The Lake Kohlmier beach opens at the end of May and is open through September (pending weather). The beach is open daily. There are no lifeguards Saturday Morning Classes: Meets September 30– December 9 (no class on duty – individuals will swim according to beach rules and at their own October 21-MEA or November 25-Thanksgiving) risk. Ropes are placed to indicate swim areas. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at Lake Kohlmier Municipal Beach or ad- West Hills Pool Parent & Child 9:00-9:30am jacent picnic area. Information regarding beach closing and swimming conPre-School 9:30-10:00am ditions are announced on KRFO and KOWZ radio, the Park and Recreation

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Private Swim Lessons


Session 1 October 19-October 25

• October 19 – 6:30pm-9:30pm Jr. High • October 20 – 3:30pm-8:30pm Jr. High • October 21 – 3:30-8:30pm Senior Place • October 25 – 6:30-9:30pm Jr. High

Cost: $100 for one student, $150 for two students (same family, scholarships not available) Session 2 November 7-November 18 • November 7 – 8pm-9pm Jr. High (Pre Test) Location: West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center Pool • November 11 – 8am-12pm Senior Place Private swim lessons with a certified Water Safety Instructor. Each class meets five times for 30 minutes each. If there are two students in a class, the students must be within one level of each other. You may not sign up for two classes for the same person until a week after registration opens. Session 1 Mondays 6:00pm Mondays 6:30pm Fridays 4:00pm Fridays 4:30pm Fridays 5:00pm Sundays 4:00pm Sundays 4:30pm Sundays 5:00pm

September 25-October 23 September 25-October 23 September 29-October 27 September 29-October 27 September 29-October 27 October 1-October 29 October 1- October 29 October 1- October 29

Session 2 Mondays 6:00pm Mondays 6:30pm Fridays 4:00pm Fridays 4:30pm Fridays 5:00pm Sundays 4:00pm Sundays 4:30pm Sundays 5:00pm

November 6-December 4 November 6-December 4 November 3-December 8 (no class Nov 24) November 3-December 8 (no class Nov 24) November 3-December 8 (no class Nov 24) November 5-December 3 November 5-December 3 November 5-December 3

Lifeguard Training Classes:

Fee: $185 Pre-requisites: • Swim 300 yards continuously performing either front crawl or breaststroke or both. • Swim 20 yards, pick up 10 pound brick from 10 feet of water and return it back 20 yards using only a kick, holding the brick with 2 hands on the chest. • Must be 15 at the time class begins. • You must attend all classes to pass. • No refund will be issued if you do not pass.

• November 11 – 12pm-3pm Jr. High • November 12 – 12pm-7pm Senior Place • November 18 – 8am-1pm Jr. High

Lifeguard Training: Interested in becoming a Lifeguard or have you recently taken your Lifeguard Training certification class? Owatonna Parks and Recreation offers up to $150 reimbursement if you become a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard and work for the city. Contact us for more information.

Water Safety Instructor Classes (Swimming Lesson Instructor): (Registration for WSI classes available now) Pre-requisites: • Must be 16 at time class begins. • You must attend all classes to pass. • No refund will be issued if you do not pass. Water Safety Instructor Training: Fee $225 Session 1 - September 17-September 23

• September 17 - 10am-5pm at Senior Place • September 18 – 6:30pm-9:30pm at Senior Place • September 20 – 6:30pm-9:30pm at Junior High • September 23 – 10am-5pm at Senior Place

Session 2 – October 20-October 22

• October 20 – 8am- 12pm Senior Place • October 20 – 12pm-3pm Junior High • October 21 – 8am-3pm Senior Place • October 22 – 8am-3pm Senior Place

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Fall Golf League

Session 3 – December 2-December 9

• December 3 – 10am-5pm at Senior Place • December 4 – 6:30pm-9:30pm at Senior Place • December 6 – 6:30-9:30pm at Junior High • December 9 – 10am-5pm at Senior Place

Interested in becoming a WSI or have you recently taken your WSI certification class? Owatonna Parks and Recreation and Owatonna Community Education are offering up to $200 if you become American Red Cross WSI certified. Instructors may be reimbursed up to $100 per organization. For each class you teach, instructors may be reimbursed $5 per class up to $20 per season per organization. Any instructor presenting a receipt from a certification class is eligible if the class was taken within the past 2 years with Owatonna Parks & Recreation or taken within the past year with another organization. Contact us for more information.

2-person Best Shot League Thursdays in September, just because we can! This league is meant to be fun! Teams can consist men, women or mixed. No handicaps necessary. Look for more information and costs to be released in early August. NEW!

2017 Fall Special Events Music on the Patio – Need to relax? There’s no better way than kicking back on the patio listening to music! Master’s Bar & Grille has awesome food & drink specials on our music nights!

August 4th – Boyd Lee & Mary Jane Alm August 19th – Muriah Miller & Becky Borneke

Tin Cup Night – We got “winded out” last year, so we’re trying again! 9-holes & a cart is just $15 per person. Then kick back at dark on the patio and watch Tin Cup and enjoy food & drink specials! Friday, August 25th, movie starts at dusk. Two-Four-Fun – Register as a twosome, get paired up to be a foursome, and have FUN! Each night a different on-course game is played…roll the dice, scotch doubles, best shot and other fun games. Just $15 per pair includes cart and prizes. (No additional discount for members.) Tee times begin at 5 p.m. (if enough register, we will shotgun start). Held Fridays, August 25 and September 29. You must register by Wednesday prior to the event! Master’s Bar & Grille will have food specials after you golf! NEW!

A great golf destination to play, relax & enjoy! 1369 Cherry Street (507) 444-2467 (alternate phone (507)676-4227) One of the finest municipal golf courses in Southern Minnesota, the 18hole, 6684-yard championship course is located in northeast Owatonna near the entrance of beautiful Mineral Springs Park. The course is welcoming to players of all ages, yet still provides plenty of risk-reward opportunities for seasoned golfers. Brooktree was voted Best Golf Course in Southern Minnesota by SCENE Magazine in 2015 and 2016.

Clubhouse and Pro Shop hours are subject to change based on weather, leagues & tournament play. Hours: July & August 6:30a.m. – 9:00p.m. September 8:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. October

9:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.

Special Days

Look for specials on our Facebook page and posted at the course for additional special days and details. Miles Away Mondays – All day, every Monday, for those living outside of Steele County. $20 for 9 holes and a cart, $30 for 18 holes and a cart. Prices are per person & not available on holidays or for league play. NEW!

Happy Hour – Monday through Thursday, have a tee time between 1 and 4 p.m. and pay just $20 for 9 holes and a cart, or $30 for 18 holes and a cart. Prices are per person & not available on holidays or for league play. Finish off your Happy Hour Golf with Happy Hour prices at Master’s Bar Grille – EVERY DAY from 2-5. Family Sunday Funday – Sundays at Brooktree, after 2 p.m., children ages 5 & up are welcome to join a parent to golf at Brooktree. Parent and child must each have their own set of clubs. Green fees for 9-holes is just $15 per pair, and a cart is only $5!

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You Say It’s Your Birthday?! Then enjoy a FREE round of golf, on us! Must be used the week of your birthday, ID required. National Golf Lovers Day – Come celebrate at Brooktree on Tuesday, October 4th! $5 cart rental and $5 green fees; per nine holes, per person!

September 16th – Knights of Columbus Tournament September 29th – Two-Four-Fun October 5th – National Golf Lovers Day

Master’s Bar & Grille…if you haven’t tried it yet…it’s about time! Whether you’re a golfer or not, Master’s is the place to go! With a delicious, affordable menu, it’s a great place to go for lunch or dinner. The view from the patio is beautiful and relaxing!

Calendar of Events

Call the clubhouse for details or registration information: August 3rd & 4th – Jr. City Open August 4th – Music on the Patio August 5th & 6th – City Open August 7th – MGA Senior Tour Event August 12th & 13th – Club Championship August 14th – BGA Meeting August 22nd – SMRPA Tournament August 25th – Two-Four-Fun August 25th – Tin Cup Day & Movie on the Patio August 28th – Elks Tournament

Course Rules 1. All patrons must check in at the clubhouse. 2. The Pro Shop reserves the right to pair up golfers to create foursomes. 3. Proper attire must be worn at all times. Shirts and proper footwear are required. 4. Each golfer must have their own set of clubs and golf bag. 5. Cart drivers must observe the 900 rule and keep carts 30 feet from greens and tees. Only two riders per cart. Drivers must be 16 years of age or older.

September 1st – 4th – Labor Day Weekend Special September 10th – Matt Barta Tournament September 11th – BGA Meeting



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6. Practice good golf etiquette. Fill or replace and step down divots, repair ball marks on greens, and rake sand traps after use. 7. READY GOLF is encouraged. Allow faster groups to play through. Our goal (time par) is a 4½ hour round. 8. Golf ball hunting is prohibited. 9. Private coolers are strictly prohibited. All beverages must be purchased from Master’s Bar & Grille.

* Power cart punch card prices are per person, not per cart. * 2017 punch cards are honored until June 1st, 2018. Outings & Tournaments Let Brooktree host your next company outing or your charity tournament – 12 golfer minimum, 144 maximum – call for availability. Golf & food packages are available through Brooktree and Master’s Bar & Grille.

Daily Rates (includes sales tax & surcharge)

Monday through Friday 9 hole green fees $16 18 hole green fees $26

Weekends & Holidays 9 hole green fees $20 18 hole green fees $31

Power Cart Rental 9 holes, per person $9 18 holes, per person $14

Senior & Veteran’s Special (M-F) 9 holes with cart $20 18 holes with cart $30

Golf promotes physical and metal well-being. Enjoy a relaxing round at Brooktree!

Follow Brooktree Golf Course on Facebook for updates on both Brooktree Golf Course and Master’s Bar & Grille! Be the first to know about weather announcements, upcoming tournaments, special events, golf specials, food & beverage specials and much more!

Minnesota’s Largest County Fair

Punch Cards* (includes sales tax & surcharge)

Scream & Moo with Much to Do in 2017

Green Fee Punch Cards:

Five - 9 hole rounds - $80.50

Ten – 9 hole rounds - $149

Twenty – 9 hole rounds - $278

Five – 18 hole rounds - $134

Ten – 18 hole rounds - $237

Power Cart Punch Cards:

Ten – 9 hole rounds - $65

Twenty – 9 hole rounds - $115

Ten – 18 hole rounds - $105

Twenty – 18 hole rounds - $150

*18 hole punch cards may only be used for 18 hole rounds. (Not two people playing 9 holes each.)

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August 15-20


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Owatonna Park Passport The Park Passport program is an initiative of the City of Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department to promote healthy lifestyle choices. The program encourages families to explore our parks and exercise by walking the mapped trails. The four-week program is FREE and all access to the parks is FREE!

Let’s get started! Get your passport. Available in the fall brochure, on the Park & Rec website (, or at the Park & Rec office. Visit the parks listed and find the hidden password. Parks will have a small sign mounted to a post along the trail. The signs are approximately 2’-4’ from the ground. Each sign has a word on the back. Yellow signs will be placed September 9-22 and then removed. White signs, in different locations will be placed September 23October 3. Reveal the phrase! Write the hidden password for each park in the appropriate box on your passport to see the message. Enjoy your time in the parks! The six Passport Parks are Dartts Park, Mineral Springs Park, Manthey Park, Kaplan’s Wood Trail, Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve and Straight River Trail. A completed passport equals 12 miles of trail walking!


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September 8-21

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September 22-October 8

Dartts Park Mineral Springs

Manthey Park

T R e t

Kaplan’s Woods Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve

(Access points: Young Dr or Jeffrey Dr)

Straight River Trail (Access points: 26th St or North St)

Visit all six Passport Parks, complete all of the password boxes, and you could win:

Cabela’s Package $350 Gift Certificate toward Brooktree Golf Course 2018 Golf Membership Bike Package Gift Certificate to Straight River Sports 20 passes to River Springs Water Park (2018 season)

$500+ value $450 value $300 value $150 value

All completed passports can be mailed, emailed, or dropped off at the Park & Rec. office. All entries must be received on or before noon on October 12 2017 No fee to enter, only one entry per household. Entries will be randomly drawn in order, first entry drawn will be given their choice of prizes, second drawn will be given their choice of remaining prizes, etc. If for any reason selected entry doesn’t want any of the available prizes, the next entry will be given their choice. Winners will be drawn at the Parks & Recreation Office on October 13 and announced on the Parks & Recreation website and in the Owatonna People’s Press.

Name:__________________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________ City:_________________________________# of participants_____________


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Owatonna Parks & Trails City Parks

Hours: 6:00am until 11:00pm. Open spaces, playgrounds, sports fields and recreational programs offer a variety of opportunities for children to build the skills and strengths they need to lead full and rewarding lives. Take your child to one of Owatonna’s parks to help build skills and strengths that last a lifetime!

Hard Surface Trails

Buxton Trail, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway Trail, Cashman Crossing, and the Muckle Trail. Maps are available at the Parks & Recreation office. Crushed Rock Trail: North Straight River Trail Hours: Open 24 hours Trail Rules: The trail system has been created to provide a variety of recreational uses and opportunities for residents and visitors. To ensure the trail system is a safe and fun place for all users, please follow the rules of the road. • Stay as near to the right side of the trail as you can while still traveling safely. • Travel in a consistent and predictable manner. • Cyclists and in-line skaters should pass on the left when going by others moving in the same direction. Look ahead and back to be sure the lane is clear before pulling out to pass, then give a warning signal by voice, bell, or horn before passing. • Yield when entering or crossing trails and roadways.

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Brown, Buecksler, Cashman, Central, Crocus, Dartts, Falkland Meadows, Fremont, Gainey, Hammann, Hazel, Jaycee, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, Kriesel’s Woods Park, Lake Chase, Manthey, Maple Creek Greenbelt, Mineral Springs, Morehouse, North Bluff Park, Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve, River Springs Water Park, Summer Park, West Hills, Willow, and Steele Country Fairgrounds Park.

At Owatonna Hospital, we expect the unexpected, around the clock. Our ER offers private rooms with amenities like individually controlled lighting and temperature for your comfort, and telephones to keep you connected. As a Level IV trauma hospital, Owatonna Hospital’s ER is outfitted with advanced equipment for emergency care and staffed with board-certified physicians and registered nurses. Best of all, when you need us, we’re right here in your neighborhood, conveniently located off I-35 and 26th Street NW.


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• When traveling in a group, use only half the trail, so as not to block the flow of traffic.

full refund will be given. Alcohol is allowed at all parks, except at Central Park, Cashman Park, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, and Owatonna Soccer Complex. Glass containers are • Pets must be on a leash. You are responsible for cleaning up after your not allowed in any parks. Permits for large containers are required. Permits pets. Dispensers with “pooper-scoopers” are available on each trail. are available at the Parks & Recreation office for $10 and an additional dam• Trails are recreational. Cyclists and in-line skaters may not race or use age deposit of $50. Minnesota Statue 340 regulates against the sale of alcoexcessive speed. Please report any misuse, vandalism, or maintenance holic beverages. problem to 507-444-4321 or 507-444-3800. Garbage - Renters are responsible for picking up and disposing of all garbage Dog Park created by users into garbage cans provided or they could forfeit the damThe off-leash park is currently open at Lake Chase Park. age deposit. We are now doing recycling at Manthey & Mineral Springs Parks! Pickleball Courts Four dedicated Pickleball courts were constructed in the fall of 2013 at More- Chalet - No smoking or balloons are allowed in the Warsinski Chalet. Keys house Park. They are located near the dam. should be picked up one or two business days before the rental. Damage In-Line Rink Available for use at Morehouse Park. Lighting can be activated by following instructions next to the walk-in door. Reservations can also be made for exclusive use through the Park and Recreation office at no charge. Skate Park The Bike and Skate Park is a Tier I park, free to use by all patrons. Helmets are required and other safety equipment such as elbow and knee pads are strongly recommended. Please report any damage or needed repairs to the Parks and Recreation Department.

deposits will be forfeit for anyone using balloons or failing to return their key. A $50 fee will be charged if the parks on-call person is called to open the Chalet the day of the event.

Event and Special Use Permits Any park use other than a private party rental requires an event or special use permit to be completed. This includes tournaments, fundraising events, Central Park stage, festivals, or any other event requiring additional assistance from park, street or other city crews; or a request to waive fees. Permits must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event. Forms are available on the city website.

Owatonna Soccer Complex Lincoln School is home to the complex, and has nine fields exclusively for soccer use. Softball, baseball practice and golfing are NOT allowed on the fields.

Sign up your child now!

Tennis Courts Twelve city-owned tennis courts are available. Manthey Park Courts (also striped for Pickleball), Brown Park Courts (artificial turf ) and Dartts Park Courts. Six indoor courts are available at the Tennis Center at West Hills. Pavilions Pavilions are available at Brown Park, Dartts Park (small and large), Fairgrounds Park, Gainey Park, Jaycee Park, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, Manthey Park (small and large), Mineral Springs Park, Morehouse Park (large and Warsinski Chalet), and Owatonna Soccer Complex. Reservations Reservations may be made at the Parks & Recreation office, and may be made up to a year in advance. Rates vary depending on pavilion size and length of rental. Both the reservation fee and refundable damage deposit must be paid at the time of reservation. Pavilion Rental Policies Cancellation by the renting party must give notice one month prior to the reservation and the rental fee will be refunded, less a $10 cancellation fee. Notice less than one month prior will not be refunded. If the Parks and Recreation Department finds it necessary to cancel a pavilion reservation, a

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a FREE program that mails an age appropriate book every month to every enrolled child in Steele County from birth to their 5th birthday.

Registration forms accepted at the Owatonna Public Library, the United Way of Steele County and online at Brought to you by WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Owatonna Rotary Club and Early Edition Rotary Club

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Crocus Park

Glendale Street


Dartts Park

Mineral Springs Road or Cherry Street

18 H


Fairgrounds Park

18th Street SE or Austin Road



Falkland Meadows

Dane Road


Fremont Park

Front Street


Hammann Park

Rice Lake Street


Hazel Park

Kelly Street


Jaycee Park

Rice Lake Street

7 H


Kaplan’s Woods Parkway

Mosher Avenue/18th Street SW/W. School Street 225 H 26th Street NE 8


Kriesel Park Kriesel’s Woods park

Dane Road

Lake Chase

County Road 45 N


Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve

Young Drive or Jeffrey Drive


Manthey Park

3rd Avenue NE or Cedar Avenue North

30 H


2 4


F 4





Maple Creek Park

Elm Street or Mineral Spring Road

Mineral Springs Park

Cherry Street/Mineral Springs Parkway




Morehouse Park

School Street/Mill Street/Bridge Street




North Bluff Park

Northridge Lane


Owatonna Soccer Complex

Smith Avenue

River Springs Water Park

St. Paul Road

15 H 10

Sid Kinyon Tennis Courts

Smith Avenue and Havana Road

Summer Park

North Cedar Street

Walter H. Gainey Park

Selby Avenue or Lemond Road

3.7 H



West Hills

State Avenue or Florence Avenue







D/P 9


A 4


Highland/Flora/Hillsdale C=DISC GOLF COURSE



Main Street/E & W Park Square/Broadway




Central Park



R 2


Willow Park


26th Street NW


Cashman Park




Smith Avenue



Buecksler Park



Cherry Street



16th Street SW

Brooktree Golf Course



Brown Park





711 North Elm Avenue


Archery Park




Park Name


Disc Golf is available at Mineral Springs Park.


Disc Golf


Recreational Disc Golf Rules • Count one throw each time disc is thrown or when a penalty is incurred. Object is to play the course in the least number of throws. • Start hole by throwing disc from behind the front edge of tee area. • After teeing, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole throws first. The player with the lowest score on the previous hole tees first on the hole. • A player’s foot must be touching the ground behind the previous throw while making their next throw. • A run-up and normal follow through is allowed when there is more than 10 meters from the hole. • A disc resting in the basket or chains completes the hole. A disc on


Equipment Rental Owatonna Parks and Recreation gives you the opportunity to rent a variety of recreational equipment year round. We have equipment to fit your needs including; Baseball or Softball Gloves, Footballs, GPS Units, Picnic Packs, Fishing Rods, Backyard Games and Bounce House Rental. Some rental equipment may require a fee and security deposit. Call our office for more information! Please reserve in advance to ensure the availability of the items you want.


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top of the chain support is not considered in the hole. • A disc landing completely on or across the park road is out-of-bounds (OB). Count one throw penalty. Play next throw from a point onemeter in-bounds from where the disc first went OB. Disc in a pond, on private property on or across a public street are OB. • Never throw a disc until the players ahead are out of range and the fairway is clear of other park patrons or animals. For more information go to

Therapeutic Recreation Program

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Adapted Groups Teen Club This activity group is designed for ages 14-22 who have developmental disabilities and would benefit from social interaction and a place to go to meet friends. Activities include structured crafts, games, local trips, tours, and attending OHS events as a group. • Meets weekly, Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm, locations include Senior Place and other sites.

Night Club This social group is designed for adults 22 years and older, who have develOur program offers a variety of leisure options for youth and adults with dis- opmental disabilities and mental health issues. This group is an extension of abilities. We provide an adaptive format as well as opportunities for incluTeen Club and functions similarly. Activities are more age appropriate for sion. Our policy within the Therapeutic Recreation program is to plan for adults, as we encourage the independent pursuit of leisure interest whenever the person first, the disability second, and to encourage the independent possible. Night Club is a place to establish and cultivate friendships through pursuit of personal leisure interests. Our goal is to make recreation and leisure recreation. choices available to everyone, and our objective is to accommodate individu• Meets weekly, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, locations include Senior als with necessary adaptations so they may participate as fully as their nonPlace and other sites. disabled peers. • Transportation provided to members in city limits for a minimal fee.

Membership Benefits:

• A newsletter six times a year, providing a calendar of trips, special events, weekly scheduled activities and program information. • Transportation to local activities for members within city limits, for Night Club programs. • Experienced Park and Recreation staff facilitating programs and events. • Discount on membership fees to the West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center • Access to resources and agencies such as ADD, Special Olympics, PACER and other advocates for persons with disabilities. • Scholarships and financial assistance available upon request.

LIFE LIFE (Leisure Is for Everyone) is a leisure education program designed for individuals with disabilities, 20-35 years old. Members of the LIFE group learn skills necessary to make the most of their leisure time. While keeping involved in recreation activities and pursuing new friendships, they also learn to plan and organize their daily schedules outside of work using a personal planner. Our goals are to explore personal leisure interests and community resources; develop an understanding of self-advocacy and personal independence, and learn the rewards that come from volunteering. We encourage members to attend without staff, if possible. This group serves as a transition program between Teen Club and Night Club, and members will learn the importance of choosing and planning leisure options. • Meets weekly, Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm, locations include SeniorPlace and other sites • Planning sessions held every 6 weeks

Inclusion in Youth Programs Youth with disabilities or health concerns are encouraged to participate in youth sports, aquatics, trips and summer programs. The inclusion policy Details for Night Club, Teen Club, and LIFE of the program provides all children registered to participate with an equal • Membership and registration packets are available at the TR office advantage. Adaptive equipment, program modifications and other accomand must be submitted prior to starting. modations are used to assist the individual as needed. Individualized consul• Membership fee is $48 (includes tax) for six months, with fees due tation with parents and coordination with the coach or instructor helps make January 1 and July 1. the transition possible. In addition, all coaches, aquatic staff and summer • Weekly activity schedules appear in the TR newsletter and online at staff receive resource information for working with the child in their training the Parks and Recreation website. sessions. Requests for one-to-one assistance is provided when possible. When • Programs operate year round, 43 weeks per year. enrolling your child in sports and other programs, please let staff know of • Questions, call the Recreation Supervisor for Therapeutic Recreation medical conditions or other special needs. Information shared with a coach Programs at 507-774-7110 or instructor is confidential.

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Fall Bowling League pool. An accessible entrance is available. When registering, please complete a Fall league is available for teens and adults age 14 years and older who have swimmer profile, so that our staff knows your child’s specific needs. developmental disabilities or mental health issues. We play 2 games per week Fall Session maximum, shoes are free. Transportation is not provided. Please notify us of Cost: $40.00 any special accommodations needed for play. Minimum of 20 participants to Location: West Hills Pool run the program. Dates: September 26 – November 21 Program Cost: $21.50, payable to Owatonna Parks & Recreation Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm Weekly Fee: $5.50 payable to Spare Time Entertainment Days: Tuesdays Location: Spare Time Entertainment Dates: September 11 – November 27 Time: 4:30-6:00pm Days: Mondays Registration Deadline: September 8

West Hills Tennis and Fitness Center

Fall Walking Group We’ll continue to promote our Walking Group in hopes that we can offer it this fall! It requires a minimum of eight registrations to get started. Participants should plan to meet twice a week until the weather gets too cold to walk outdoors. The group will take a different route each week to hike the beautiful trails, sidewalks and pathways throughout Owatonna while getting a comfortable workout, and enjoying the scenery. We’ll cancel for any weather advisories, but otherwise plan to meet at the designated site and walk for 45-60 minutes each time. Watch for details in our September/October TR newsletter for specific days and times. This group is open to TR members, age 14 and older, who are interested in walking to develop a personal routine of physical exercise.

Recreation Manager: Eric Anderson – 507-774-7102 Recreation Supervisor: Dani Summer


Fall Trips - Therapeutic Recreation Watch for our September - December newsletters for complete details regarding our Fall Trip Program. Trips will be available to persons age 14 and older who are members of Therapeutic Recreation. This fall, we’ll take some outdoor day trips to view the changing of the leaves, and the beautiful landscape as we explore southern Minnesota at its best. You’ll find specific details about the trips our TR newsletter. Staff accompanying groups are experienced individuals who follow routine safety procedures and are trained for emergency situations. They represent the City of Owatonna on these trips. If participants need individualized supervision, a parent or support staff is required to attend. Kid’s Leisure Swim This class is designed for ages 6-16 who have disabilities, and would like the opportunity to swim or enjoy some weekly exercise in a supervised pool setting. We ask that the group be limited to 8 registrations, and that parents provide an assistant for their child if needed. Our swim staff for the fall is Tim Schiltz, certified in water safety and with the swimmer who has special needs. We will also have a lifeguard staff on duty. Tim provides group supervision and uses games and water activities to help the kids develop socialization skills, promote physical exercise, and encourage independence in the water. Those using a wheelchair may use our pool lift for transfer in and out of the water. Anyone whose ability restricts them from using the locker rooms independently may use the bathroom and changing area located directly off the

Phone number – 507-444-4290 502 Dunnell Drive, Owatonna The West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center is owned and operated by the City of Owatonna, Parks and Recreation Department. Available at the facility: • Cardiovascular and strength training equipment • Gymnasium • Sauna • Running track • Six indoor tennis courts • Heated swimming pool • Locker rooms with showers No Annual Contracts Required! Pick your length of membership or drop in as your schedule permits for a daily fee. Ask to see if your company provides a discount, if not, check with us about getting one set up. We participate with several health insurance providers to help you stay fit. We’ve partnered with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, UCare, Health Partners, and South Country Health Alliance to offer those with coverage special fitness programs.

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On average, every hour you spend exercising increases your life expectancy by two hours. Sign up for a membership at West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center and get an extension on life!

Membership Rates (tax not included)




Yearly ACH

Individual $36.00 $300.00 $30/Month Junior $20.00 $168.00 $17/Month Couple $45.00 $378.00 $39/Month Family $50.00 $420.00 $42/Month **A Tennis membership includes open court time in the Tennis Center.




Yearly ACH

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November: Spirit of the Season- Purchase a Combo Month Membership for the Fitness Month Membership rate. Not eligible with any other specials or discounts.

Facility Hours:

Tennis Center, Weight & Cardio Rooms, Track, Sauna Through September 30 October 1 - Memorial Day Monday-Thursday 6:00am-8:30pm 6:00am-9:30pm Friday 6:00am-7:00pm 6:00am-7:00pm Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm 8:00am-6:00pm Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm 11:00am-6:00pm Open Swim Hours

Through September 30 October 1 - Memorial Day Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00am-7:15am 6:00am-7:15am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm 7:00pm-9:00pm Saturday Closed 1:00pm-4:00pm Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm

Individual $36.00 $255.00 $30/Month Junior $20.00 $168.00 $17/Month Couple $41.00 $275.00 $33/Month **Facility Closed: August 14-August 20 for annual facility maintenance, SunFamily $46.00 $295.00 $35/Month day before Labor Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving **A Fitness membership provides unlimited access to the basketball court, weight room, cardio room, sauna, pool (during open swim times), running track and locker Looking for a place to host a birthday party, church group event or just to rooms.




Yearly ACH

Individual $46.00 $320.00 $39/Month Junior $30.00 $252.00 $26/Month Couple $50.00 $420.00 $42/Month Family $56.00 $470.00 $47/Month **A Tennis/Fitness Combo membership includes everything in the Fitness and Tennis memberships.

Fitness Center Day Pass Monday through Friday Saturday and Sunday Ages 2 & under (1 child/1 adult)

$4.00 $5.00 FREE (with paid adult)

Upcoming Specials: September: Serve It Up- It’s Tennis Time….this month reserve a 1 ½ hour block of Open Tennis Court Time for $5.00 per person between 7:00pm-8:30pm, Monday through Thursday. October: Spring into Action- Purchase a month membership and get entered into a drawing for a free month membership of equal or lesser value.

have a drop-in group get together? Private rentals are available for the swimming pool, basketball court or room space. Contact us for more information. Water Aerobics (fee includes tax) September 1 – Memorial Day Monday, Wednesday, Friday $30 per month (Choose one: 7:30-8:25am or 8:30-9:25am or 9:30-10:25am) Tuesday, Thursday $20 per month (Choose one: 6:15-7:10am or 8:00-8:55am or 4:00-4:55pm) Monday, Wednesday 4:00-4:55pm $20 per month Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00-5:55pm $30 per month Tuesday 10:15-11:15am $10 per month Thursday 10:15-11:15am $10 per month Saturday 8:00-8:55am $10 per month June 1 – August 31 Monday, Wednesday, Friday $30 per month (Choose one: 7:25-8:20am or 8:25-9:20am) Tuesday, Thursday $20 per month (Choose one: 6:15-7:10am or 8:00-8:55am or 4:00-4:55pm) Monday, Wednesday 4:00-4:55pm $20 per month

Personal Trainer If you are in need of a Personal Trainer the Tennis & Fitness Center has just the person for you! Our facility trainer, Aaron Halla, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education, Non-Teaching (Exercise Science), an ACE

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Trainer Certification and over 5 years’ experience as a fitness trainer. Aaron is an Owatonna native and an OHS alumni. He has trained various levels of fitness from athletes, to beginners, to those with special needs. He has a flexible schedule, affordable training packages and will work with you to meet all your fitness and health needs. Strength Circuit Training Lead by our Personal Trainer, this class will provide exercises that will help you with fitness goals as well as daily activities. Your strength, balance and coordination will be enhanced with participation in this class. Exercises will be adapted to your fitness level and abilities. July 12 – August 23, 2017 (no class August 16) Cost: $15 Tennis & Fitness Member; $30 non-members, $10 per day drop in Days: Wednesdays Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm

August 28 – October 11, 2017 (no class September 4) Cost: $30 Tennis & Fitness Member; $50 non-members, $10 per day drop in Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm

Adult Tennis Programming Women’s Day • 9:00-10:45AM • Friday mornings • Fee: $10 per day • Morning Cardio Tennis • 9:00-10:00AM • Saturdays • Fee: $14 per day • Skill Level: 3.5 and above; don’t know what your NTRP rating is, contact Kelly Tennis Tech 1 Class • FOR ADULT BEGINNER • 1st Class: September 12 • Tuesdays for 6 week • Time: TBD • Fee: $20 • Contact Kelly Baker at with questions or to register Tennis Tech 2 Class • FOR ADULT BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE • 1st Class; October 24 • Tuesdays for 6 weeks


• Time: TBD • Fee: $20 • Contact Kelly Baker at with questions or to register **For information on tennis lessons, reference the section titled, “Youth Tennis Lessons” found under “Youth Fall Sports” earlier in the brochure. We have many other ongoing programs, leagues, lessons, social opportunities, and casual play. Stop by the Tennis Center at West Hills for a tour! NEW!

West Hills Tennis Player Portfolio

The West Hills Tennis Player Portfolio is a resource players can use to connect with other tennis players for purposes such as finding new opponents, teammates and subs for league. The portfolio is made up of West Hills Tennis and Fitness Center members and patrons who completed the authorization form allowing us to give out their contact information to other tennis players. The portfolio is kept at the tennis office desk and will be available any time upon request. If you submit the form and choose to opt out in the future, simply inform us and you would be removed from the list. Stop by the Tennis & Fitness Center for more information or to sign up.

Associations, Sport Camps & Community Groups Learn to Skate – USA hosted by Owatonna Figure Skating Club

30 minute group lesson using the Learn to Skate USA basic skills curriculum, followed by 15 minutes of structured practice time. Learn the basics of ice skating with coaches certified with USFSA to teach hockey, figure, freestyle, dance and recreational skating. Class placement is based on ability and age. All ages 3 to adult can participate! Skaters will also learn to respect other skaters, share the ice, and avoid collisions. Skaters will be tested during each session and badges will be awarded as each basic skill level is passed. Fall Session 1:  September 10th – October 12th. Sundays – 5 weeks:  6pm – 6:45pm ($80) Thursdays – 5 weeks:  6pm – 6:45pm ($80) Fall Session 2: October 15th – November 30th Sundays – 7 weeks: 6pm – 6:45pm ($110) Thursdays – 6 weeks:  6pm – 6:45pm ($95) All sessions are held at the Four Season’s Center. Registration information is available online at or come register in person at the Four Seasons on Monday, August 28th from 5:30 – 7pm. Yearly club membership fee of $20 (good through June 30th of 2018)).

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Owatonna Cheer!

Registration deadline: November 14th. Online Registration is recommended: (go to event tab Competition Cheerleading Team click November)—the entry fee will still need to be mailed in. Mail entry fee Do you love cheerleading? Are you looking for a fun sports team to join this and registration form (if not registering online) to: Renae Jeno 6420 SW 18th year?  Join the Owatonna Cheer! competition team and bring your cheerlead- Street Owatonna MN 55060 ing skills to the next level!  We will be learning an all-star dance and cheer For More information: Contact Renae Jeno ( or Connie routine with stunting, and will be performing this routine at several competi- Markell ( tions in Minnesota.  Our season runs from September 2017 through January 2018.  This team is for kids in grades 2-6 during the 2017-18 school year. Information meeting: Monday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Owatonna High School Small Group Forum


A division of the Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department, it is our vision that we become an indispensable asset to boomers, seniors and our community by offering programs and services that enable boomers and seniors to live healthy and meaningful lives in their own homes in their community.

Tryouts: Sunday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. at Dynamic Fitness, 606 Hoffman Drive, Owatonna th

For more information, contact Owatonna Cheer! at 507.444.0455 or at

Owatonna Tennis Association

4th Annual Owatonna Tennis Association Tennis Tournament When: August 4, 5, & 6 Where: Owatonna H.S. Tennis Courts (In case of inclement weather, matches will be moved to the West Hills Indoor Facility) Divisions: *A & B Divisions for Men’s and Women’s Single and Doubles; Mixed Doubles *Children’s 12 & Under and 15 & under Two-Division Limit: Participants will be limited to entry into two divisions (Either singles and a doubles division or two doubles divisions). *Entry Fees: First Entry: $25 ($20 for OTA Members) *Second Entry: $15 ($10 for OTA Members) Two-Match Minimum: Every player is guaranteed at least two matches. First round losers will be entered in a consolation bracket. When Matches Will Begin: Most matches will begin on Saturday, August 5. In the event of a large number of participants, a particular division may begin play the evening of Friday, August 4 if participants are available For More information: Contact Mark Rahrick at (507) 390-6541 or email him at

Owatonna Pickleball Association

5th Annual Fall Tournament When: November 17-18 Where: Owatonna Middle School and Willow Creek Gymnasiums Division: Youth, Adult and 65+ Fee Per Player: $25 adult division; $10 youth division; additional $5 per player if in 2 divisions Lunch on Saturday is provided for participants, $5 for non-participants.


Owatonna SeniorPlace is a center for leisure and recreational pursuits for adults 50 years of age or better. Membership is $37.58 per person (includes tax) annually, January through December. As a member you receive discounts to 40 local businesses who are part of our partnership program. Membership Partnership Program As a SeniorPlace/Senior Programming member you are eligible to receive great discounts from local businesses who participate in our Partnership Program. There are currently 40+ participating businesses in the Partnership Program. For a complete list of all discounts, visit the Parks and Recreation website at or you can pick up a copy of the list at SeniorPlace or the Parks and Recreation office.


SeniorPlace is located in the West Hills Complex, 500 Dunnell Drive Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm. Phone: 507-444-4280 Stay up to date with SeniorPlace and Senior Programming: Website: Facebook:

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Special Events Dancing at the Elks The 2nd Tuesday of the month, we’re DANCING at the Elks from 1:004:30PM. Thanks to the Owatonna Elks Club! Entertainment: August 8th Ryan Herman September 12th Hans Hornman October 10th LuVerne Wanous Cost: $5.00 for SeniorPlace members $6.00 for non-members SeniorPlace Inc. Annual Meeting Monday, September 25, 2017 Location: The Elks Club Entertainment provided by Earl Beale Piano Bar. Tentative start time is 4:30pm, social hours, 5:00pm meeting and 6:00pm dinner. There will be a drawing for door prizes. New SeniorPlace Inc, Board Members will be elected. Please RSVP to the SeniorPlace by Sept. 18. Contact SeniorPlace for more information.

Trips Old Log Theater – Ghost The Musical: Wednesday, August 9 Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly; a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him in the hope of saving and protecting Molly. Lunch is included with the trip cost. Registration and meal choice due by July 24 Cost: $58 for SP Members or $73 for Non-Members Depart from SP: 9:45AM - Lunch is served at 11:30AM - Show begins at 1:30PM


Minnesota Twins Game: Thursday, August 31 A special opportunity for the whole family! Join us for the trip to Target Field as the MN Twins take on the Chicago White Sox. Seats are down 1st baseline in section 102. Transportation is provided. Register early as tickets are limited! Bring a friend, grandchild or the whole family. Register by August 4 Cost: $50 for SP Members and anyone 18 & under or $65 for Non-Members Depart from SP: 10AM - Game Time: 12:10PM  

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Trip: Wednesday, September 13 Join the trip to Treasure Island Resort and Casino. We will leave the SeniorPlace at 9 am and arrive to Treasure Island around 10:15AM. We will then depart around 2:30PM. All travelers will receive $15 of free slot play and a $3 food voucher. Register by September 4 Cost: $25 for SP-Members or $40 for Non-Members Winery Trip: Thursday September 28 Wine lovers will have a blast touring two local, and award winning, wineries. We will start the day at Chankaska Winery for a noon Walking Taste and Tour of the vineyards. We will stop for lunch at Boondocks Bar and Grill in Janesville at 1:30 PM (lunch not included in trip fee). After that we will head down the road to Indian Island Winery for a 3:00 PM tasting and to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Transportation and wine tastings are included in the fee. Register by September 12 Cost: $33 for SP Members or $48 for Non-Members Depart from SP: 10:45 am. St. Croix River Cruise: Thursday, October 12 Enjoy this two hour luncheon cruise as we observe the fall colors along the shores of Minnesota and Wisconsin on the scenic St. Croix River. The professional, courteous staff and crew of our vessels will accommodate all of your needs. Full bar service available for your social time. A buffet lunch will be included. Credit cards are not accepted on the boat, please bring cash for any purchases. Register by October 2 Cost: $39 for SP Members or $54 for Non-Members Depart from SP: 8:30AM - River cruise 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Plymouth Playhouse – Looney Lutherans—Livin’ La Vita Lutheran: Thursday, August 24 The Looney Lutherans are a trio of wacky gals on tour promoting their new cookbook and “lifestyle guide”, Use your Food: a guide to a healthy holiday, from our kitchen to yours, eat like a Lutheran! Using music, comedy, and some help from the audience, these gals share some age-old wisdom for healthy living, the Lutheran way. (But you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ‘em!) Segments include the Lutherans food wheel (all roads lead to hotdish), an exercise routine, and Lutherans Beauty Tips (using items from your own kitchen you, too, can be a Sexy Lutheran.) Lunch is included with the trip cost. Register by August 1 Cost: $47 for SP Members or $62 for Non-Members Depart from SP: 9:45AM - Lunch is served at 1AM - Show begins at 1:00PM

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Diabetes Shoe Clinic It’s the time of the year for new shoes. The Diabetic Shoe Clinic is coming back to SeniorPLace. Medicare has a benefit for diabetics that covers one pair of therapeutic shoes and 3 pairs of inserts per calendar year. Pick the style and color of the shoe you want and get them fitted for your feet. We do all the paperwork. Please bring the following: Medicare, Medica, Humana, Medical Assist., BC/BS, UCare card, etc. And Primary Doctors name and number. Call SeniorPlace for more details. Location: SeniorPlace 1st Floor Board Room Date: Friday, August 11 Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM AARP Driver Safety Class This course qualifies drivers 55 and over for a 10% reduction in car insurance. An 8-hour course, divided into two 4-hour days is required if you have not taken this before. The 4-hour refresher class is required every three years. Pre-registration is required. There are no tests given. $19 AARP Member/$24 Non-AARP Member 4-Hour Class at 8:30AM: August 15, October 11, November 6 4-Hour Class at 12:30PM: August 2, September 13, October 11 4-Hour Class at 6:00PM: August 7, September 25, October 5, November 1 8-Hour Class at 6:00PM: September 12 & 14, November 13 & 14

Programs and Activities

SeniorPlace NFL Weekly Pick’em Join the SeniorPlace NFL Weekly Pick’em. The object of the game is very simple: pick the winner of each NFL game every week. Weekly points will be recorded and totaled at the end of the regular season to determine the winner of a 2018 SeniorPlace Membership. If you are interested please pick up a pick’em form the week of August 28 at the front desk for week 1 of the NFL season. Participation rules and instructions will be provided. Everyone is welcome to play! Aging Mastery Program (AMP) First Aging Mastery Class of this session starts Tuesdays, September 12   The Owatonna SeniorPlace is pleased to announce that we will be offering the third health and wellness package to all residents 55 and over. The program is called the Aging Mastery Program (AMP), and it was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). If you haven’t taken the AMP classes yet, this is a wonderful opportunity for adults to participate in, and reap the benefits of, this cutting edge wellness program designed for teaching seniors how to master the process of aging. We are currently recruiting 30 adults age 55 and better to participate in a five-week educational program. The goal of this program is to empower older adults to make and maintain small but impactful changes to their daily lives.   These classes will explore how to navigate a longer life, physical activity,

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sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial management, medication management, advanced planning, healthy relationships, fall prevention and community engagement. For each of these classes we will provide basic educational materials developed from highly trusted sources, a checklist of future steps, and a system for tracking behaviors. Participants will earn points for positive actions and rewards. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:30pm, starting on September 12 and going through October 12, 2017. Cost: $20 for the entire 5-week session. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please call the SeniorPlace at 507-444-4280. Please register in advance for the class. We hope to recruit a wide range of participants and encourage them to lead their best lives, no matter what their age. All ages are welcome! Hope to see you on September 12!

Tai Chi Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art and form of stylized, meditative exercise, characterized by methodically slow circular and stretching movements and positions of bodily balance. Cost: $1.00 per class Day: Wednesdays & Fridays Time: 9:30AM Pilates with Susan Bernhart Pilates is a proven gentle total body workout which strengthens deep back muscles, abdominals, upper and lower body as well as improving flexibility. Clean mats will be provided for use or bring your own. 60 min. classes Cost: $2 for SP Members and $3 for Non-Members Days: Mondays & Thursdays Time: 9:00-10:00AM Yoga Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:3011:30AM. Yoga is a series of postures and stretches in combination with breathing to improve flexibility and relaxation. Proper alignment of the body will bring balance, strength, and tranquility to the participant.

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Cost: - 12 punch card: $60.00 SP member/$72 non-member - 6 punch card: $33 SP member/$39 non-member - Individual classes: $6 SP member/$7 non-member Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 10:30-11:30AM


Golden Tones Golden Tones are performing on Senior Day at the Steele County Free Fair on Thursday, August 17. They will first perform from 10:45-11:30am on the United Prairie Stage and they will also be peforming starting at 4:00 PM on the Village of Yesteryear stage. Everyone is welcome to come listen and support our SeniorPlace singers. They always encourage new members to join. (There are no auditions)

Billiards You don’t have to be a pool shark to enjoy a game of billiards. Come on down and play a game or two. Both men and women are always welcome to join the group. Cost: $.50 cents for 2 hours Days: Tuesdays at 8:00 AM and Thursdays at 12:00PM (Drop-in billiards is also available Monday-Friday when the building is open)

Regular Practice Day: Tuesday Time: 1:30PM

Shuffleboard Come join us for an hour of shuffleboard every Thursday at SeniorPlace. Whether you are a veteran with many years of shuffleboard experience or just learning the rules, we think you will have a good time getting a little exercise with some local “good sports.” Equipment is provided. Not taking place during July and August. Resuming play September 7th Days: Thursdays starting in September Time: 1:00PM Saturday Shenanigans: Pot Luck and BINGO Looking for a little fun on a Saturday afternoon? SeniorPlace will be open to members for a Pot Luck and BINGO. Please bring your serving utensils andfavorite pre-made dish to pass. Kitchen will not be available at SeniorPlace. Paper plates, cups, and silverware are provided. Plug-ins will be available for crock pots. You must be a SeniorPlace member for lunch and BINGO. Facility opens at 11AM - Lunch begins at 11:30AM and BINGO begins at 12:45PM Dates: July 8, Aug 12, and Sept 16 Bingo The SeniorPlace offers BINGO every Friday afternoon. It is great to see new faces participating each Friday! We are always looking for new members to play. 19 games and a ‘black-out’ round. *Must be a member of SeniorPlace to Play Bingo. Cost: Only $.50 per card Days: Fridays Time: 12:30-2:45PM

Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum Phone: 507-774-7369 E-mail: Website:   The property of the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children, now known as the West Hills Complex, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District. Learn the history of the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children • Tour Cottage 11, original cottage that housed boys 6-13 (19231945)

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• Cemetery (learn the history of 198 children buried there) • State School Museum (inside City Administration Building) • Call for group tours • Outdoor Audio Tour Stations-seasonal May 1 - November 1 Museum Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:00am-5:00pm (Main Entrance) Saturday & Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm (Enter through the Owatonna Arts

Center) Cottage 11 Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 1:00-4:00pm now until Labor Day

Tuesday – Sunday: 1:00-3:00pm. These hours start after Labor Day. C-11 is closed in January and February.


Self-guided tours of the main Museum, Cottage 11 & grounds tour are free of charge. (Donations are appreciated.) Guided tours are available. Please contact the Orphanage Museum for details & reservations.

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OUR PROFESSIONAL TEAM INCLUDES Psychiatrists / Clinic Nurse Specialist For Both Children And Adults. Our psychiatrists and nurse specialist are experts in all the latest medication & treatments. The Center offers: Doctorate level Psychologist, Masters level licensed Psychologists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers.

A total behavioral health care team, providing positive direction for life’s problems. Personal Attention The most important part of your health care and the most important part of our service to you.

Right for you and for your family We care for all types of problems and disorders through counseling, evaluations and testing.

The Human Relations Center provides most every mental health treatment option in today’s spectrum of available services.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: Out Patient Therapy • Couples Therapy Family Therapy • Problem Assessments

For Appointments, Info. Or Referrals: 507-451-2630 Outside Owatonna: 1-800-722-0590 24/7 Crisis Line: 1-844-CRISIS2 or 1-844-274-7427 610 Florence Avenue, Owatonna, MN with offices in Waseca and Kasson

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Supporting Recreation... and a Whole Lot More.

For 59 years, the Owatonna Foundation has awarded grants totaling over $11.75 million for projects that touch every aspect of our lives in the following categories:

• Community

- People, Parks, Places

• Arts

- Musical,Visual, Cultural

Help them REACH their full potential this fall. Child and Teen Checkups are available to children from birth through age 20 who are covered by Minnesota state health plans such as:

• Recreation

- Sports, Leisure, Family fun

• Education

- Literary, Scientific, Historic

preserving the past ■ preserving the past ■ building the present • Medical Assistance • South■County Health Alliance ■ building the present ■ funding the future preserving the past

Call if you need help with transportation, interpreters or making an appointment with a doctor or a dentist.

Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Program STEELE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH


building the present ■ funding the future


For more information about the Owatonna Foundation, or to make a donation, Contact Laura Resler at 507-455-2995 or email Owatonna Foundation, 108 West Park Square, PO Box 642, Owatonna, MN 55060

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