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OWATONNA PARKS AND RECREATION 2017 SUMMER BROCHURE 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, MN 55060 Office Phone: 507-444-4321 Website: www.ci.owatonna.mn.us/parksrecreation

emergencies don’t wait. neither should you.

James “Corky” Ebeling Senior Director - Parks, Recreation & Government Buildings 507-774-7361 Corky.Ebeling@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Rick Smith Maintenance Manager Parks and Golf 507-774-7086 Rick.Smith@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Jesse Wilker Facilities Manager 507-774-7097 Jesse.Wilker@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Eric Anderson Recreation Manager 507-774-7102 Eric.Anderson@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Tim Truelson Recreation Manager 507-774-7362 Tim.Truelson@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Wendy Reller Recreation Supervisor 507-774-7360 Wendy.Reller@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Nikki Callahan Administrative Technician 507-774-7366 Nikki.Callahan@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Mary Jo Knudson Recreation Supervisor 507-774-7364 MaryJo.Knudson@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Courtney Rosenau Administrative Assistant 507-774-7367 Courtney.Rosenau@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Brad Dushaw Recreation Supervisor 507-774-7110 Bradley.Dushaw@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Jessica Abrahams Administrative Assistant 507-774-7365 Jessica.Abrahams@ci.owatonna.mn.us

Parks and Recreation Contact Information: Office & Information Line - 507-444-4321 Fax - 507-444-4299 Facebook - Owatonna Parks and Recreation Email - parkrec@ci.owatonna.mn.us 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 Summer 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

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Laura Dalland

Lee Kostelecky

Angie Malo

Greg Louis

Chris Goodew

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Karina Garcia

Thank you 2016-2017 Park Board Members!

Judd Dingmann (Chair), Laura Dalland (Vice Chair), Angie Malo (Secretary), Greg Louis, Karina Garica, Lee Kostelecky, and Chris Goodew

Welcome to Owatonna Parks and Recreation Summer 2017 The grass is always greener…on the other side of winter! Now that people have been able to shake off some of those winter cobwebs, we can look forward to an eventful summer ahead. Look inside for all our NEW! programs! They include Rockin’ Around Owatonna, Farm Camp, Games Galore Camp, Parent and Child Golf, Summer Weekend Out activities: Diaper Dash, Toddler Trot, Kids K Trail Run, and Family Adventure Race. See returning popular programs that were new in 2016: Calendar Photo Contest, Woofstock, Party in the Park, many special events at Brooktree and at SeniorPlace. Master’s Bar and Grille at Brooktree is under new ownership, Pavilion and NEW! Restrooms at Jaycee Park and Permanent dugouts on at the Fairgrounds Softball Complex. Jaycee Park Pavilion won a Minnesota Recreation and Park Association Award of Excellence. Trails ranked second out of eighteen categories in importance as a community amenity in a survey sponsored by the National Association of Realtors and Home Buyers. Check out the many trails offered in Owatonna and it’s parks! River Springs Water Park opens for it’s 9th summer. Opening day is June 2nd at 4:00pm, come out that evening to kick off the summer right! Look for daily specials, Facebook specials and Special Event days throughout the summer. Check out the climbing wall, body slide and tube slide; for the little ones we have zero depth entry, and if relaxing is more your style, float along the Lazy River! July is Parks and Recreation month. This July, America celebrates 32 years of Parks and Recreation month, and the enduring, worldwide importance of Parks and Recreation. From the start, parks were created to serve the people and to give them a place to appreciate nature, exercise, socialize and have FUN. This mission lives on and continues to intensify. Let’s celebrate the past, present and future of Parks and Recreation. Each year, our department provides families with unique and fun opportunities for all ages. This year marks our 7th Annual Owatonna’s Weekend Out. The weekend kicks off Friday night with a camp out at Brown Park, including a showing of The Great Outdoors. So mark your calendar for July 14-16, and look for details about other Weekend Out activities coming soon! We are in our sixth season of Movies in the Park at Central Park. Get your blankets and lawn chairs ready for a night under the stars…June 16, July 14 and August 11. We have an exciting lineup, starting with Trolls in June, then The Great Outdoors, and finishing up with the People’s Choice Movie – vote on Facebook! Every summer opportunities abound at our local parks! Our department is espe-

cially proud of the high quality parks and trails we have in our community. Whether you are looking to bring a child to the playground, play some tennis, pitch some horseshoes, have a picnic, take a walk or just relax, we have the park for you. SeniorPlace is growing! We’re working hard to offer programming for ! W E seniors and Boomers! New trips include a winery trip and a tour of the N Union Depot and state Capitol. Silver Streaks softball is back and gearing up for another season. And talk about Bang for your Buck…along with your SeniorPlace membership (only $37.58 per person!), you’re part of a business partnership program with many local businesses participating! Just show your card and in most cases, receive a discount, and in just a few uses and the membership pays for itself. What’s summer without a few rounds of golf? Whether you’re an occasional hacker or an avid golfer, you’re sure to enjoy Brooktree. The 18-hole course provides plenty of challenging holes, scenic views and a great 19th hole at Masters Bar and Grill! Come and see what’s new and improved at Brooktree! More Brooktree information and many new golf specials are listed later in this brochure. It’s a great destination to play, relax and enjoy. Parks and Recreation are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in a community; ensuring the health of family, youth, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being. Research has clearly shown that Parks and Recreation helps reduce obesity, depression and crime, all while building stewardship, cultural diversity, economic development, and academic success. No community prides themselves on their “quality of life” without such communities having a robust, active system of parks and recreation programs for their pubic use and enjoyment. Don’t miss any of our summer activities…stay connected…like our Facebook pages (Owatonna Parks & Recreation, Owatonna SeniorPlace, River Springs Water Park, Owatonna Dog Park, and Brooktree Golf Course), and bookmark our website – www.ci.owatonna.mn.us/parksrecreation We look forward to seeing you out and about in YOUR Parks this summer, as the “Benefits are Endless” in your “Best Investment,” The Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department! James “Corky” Ebeling, Director of Parks, Recreation and Government Buildings


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Registration begins April 25th Ways to Register:

• On-Line (begins at 12:01 a.m.) www.ci.owatonna.mn.us/parksrecreation/online-registration • Walk-In Registration (begins at 7:00 a.m.): Park & Recreation - 540 West Hills Circle

Registration deadline is May 9 for T-Ball and Squirt Ball. Save $10.00 on each program by registering before the deadline. th

Special Events o o o o o o o o

PARTY in the PARK Kid’s Safety Camp Owatonna Weekend Out Movies in the Park Calendar Photo Contest River Springs Ducky Dash National Dog Day Owatonna Freestyle Series

Summer Programs o o o o o o o o o o

T-Ball Squirt Ball Tadpole/Games Galore Camps Little Tykes Camps Learn to Skate Hockey Track Tennis Lessons Jr. Golf Swim Lessons Aviation Camp

Partner Programs/Associations o o o o o o

Community Sports Camps Community Band Horseshoe Pitching Cub Scouts Pickleball Association Owatonna Tennis Association

Programs coming in the Fall Brochure (released July 25) o Football o Volleyball o Swim Lessons

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

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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)

South Country Health Alliance (SCHA)

Members of South Country Health Alliance can now receive $15 off Park & Recreation youth activities and classes. Therapeutic Recreation activities are also included. Maximum of three classes per calendar year. Scholarship form must be completed and current SCHA membership card must be presented at the time of registration.

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 full policy is found on the Parks and Recreation website. General Terms: A $10 administration fee is applied to all refunds (except when cancelled by Parks & Rec). If an activity is cancelled by Parks & Rec prior to its completion, refunds are prorated. Refunds due to cancellation by Parks & Rec will be automatic. All other refunds must be requested by the purchaser. Refunds are issued after City Council approval, except when credit is applied on customer’s account (when applicable). Registrations and memberships are not transferrable once a program starts. Programs, Classes, Player Fees: No refunds are given after the program starts, except when due to injury or illness. Refunds are prorated, not to exceed 50% of the registration fee. Trips: No refund is given after the registration deadline, unless the spot can be filled by a waiting list or if there is no waiting list, a replacement is found by the participant. Memberships: No refund is given except when due to illness, injury or moving from the area. Refunds are prorated, not to exceed 50% of the membership fee. (Seasonal memberships – no refund is allowed after July 1st.) Pavilions/Facilities: Facility rental refunds are given when 30 days advance notice is given. Damage deposit refunds are given regardless of notice. River Springs only: If the facility closes due to weather, a new reservation date can be requested, or a refund will be issued. For reservations made less than two weeks in advance of the date, only half of the deposit is refunded. Rain Checks: Rain checks are issued upon request when Parks & Recreation closes a facility. Requirements: River Springs Water Park patron has been at the facility one hour or less. Brooktree Golf Course patrons must have completed less than half of their round.


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Waiver of Liability to the City of Owatonna

Program participants, by registering for an activity, agrees the City of Owatonna will not be liable for any claim, demand, injury, damage, action or course for action while participating in a recreation program. Participation in recreation programs are voluntary in nature and activities offered are choices of the individual.

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Party in the Park

Saturday, May 20, 11:00am – 1:00pm at Manthey Park A National Kids to Parks Day Celebration! Enjoy FREE activities at Manthey Park – take your turn in the bounce house, search for treasures with a Nature Scavenger Hunt! NEW this year the Owatonna Pickleball Association will show you how to play pickleball. Concessions are available for lunch! Look for more details on this event on our website and Facebook page.

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.

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.

Steele County Kid’s Safety Camp

Thursday, June 8 & Friday, June 9 -– 8:30am–4:30pm The Owatonna Police, Fire, and Parks and Recreation Departments, Steele County Sheriff’s and Attorney’s Offices along with Gold Cross Ambulance will host the Steele County Kid’s Safety Camp. Kids entering 4th grade learn about fishing safety, boat and canoe safety, camping and hiking, bike safety, firearms safety, first aid, electrical safety, fire safety, outdoor equipment safety Rockin’ Around Owatonna and much more. Fee includes lunches, snacks, beverages, and safety items to Explore your Owatonna Parks and you might just find an take home. Each child will receive a camp T-shirt, certificate of completion NEW! inspirational treasure! Owatonna elementary school students are and team picture. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Recreation helping us kick off this project. Head out to your Owatonna parks office May 1-12. Cost: $20.00 starting this June, and you might be lucky enough to find one of their works Location: Lake Kohlmier and Fairgrounds of art – a rock creatively painted or with an inspirational message. If you find a painted rock you would like to keep, feel free to do so; however, you must replace it with a work of art of your own. Here’s how the project works:

Special Events

Create and leave a rock in a park: Decorate a rock with an inspirational message or design and place your rock in an Owatonna park. Take a rock, leave a rock: If you find a painted rock in a park that you like, feel free to keep it but just be sure to replace that rock with one you’ve painted. Please be sure not to place rocks in areas where park maintenance crews will be mowing. Share your rock: Take a photo of a rock you’ve found or one that you’ve painted and share it on social media, using the hashtag #RockinAroundOwatonna.

Find the Golden Rock, Win Prizes! Find the Golden Rock and win prizes! The Golden Rock will be painted gold and have the Owatonna Parks and Recreation logo on it.  It will be hidden in an Owatonna park or trail the beginning of July. Find clues to its location on our Facebook page (be sure to like our page to get exclusive clues) and website.  Look for more details on our Facebook page and website as contest gets closer.

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2017 Owatonna Free Style Series

Saturday, June 10 Morehouse Skate Park Skateboard Freestyle Competition: Registration from 11:00am-12:00pm (all competitors must register on time) Skateboard Session starts at 12:00pm Age Groups: 12 & Under / 13 & Up BMX Freestyle Park Competition: Registration from 1:30-2:00pm (all competitors must register on time) BMX Session starts at 2:00pm Age Groups: 12 & Under / 13-17 / 18 & Up Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age group Individual points will be recorded for a combined total from the 2017 Spring, Summer and Fall Sessions. Look for more information on our website and Facebook page.

Movies in the Park

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Owatonna’s 7th Annual Weekend Out – July 14th, 15th & 16th Friday Activities: Camp Out & Movie in the Park July 14: Kick-off the 7th Weekend Out at Brown Park with our second family night under the stars! Laugh out loud as we watch The Great Outdoors. Camping set-up begins at 6:00pm, followed by a variety of activities for the whole family. A bonfire, s’mores, yard games, and bounce house, just to name a few. Anyone interested in camping, must pre-register through the Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department (camping is FREE). Each person/family registered receives a designated camping spot (pop-up tents and small grills only). Papa Murphy’s is offering pizza by the slice available to purchase Friday night. Breakfast is served in the pavilion (campers only) on Saturday morning at 7:30am; all campers must be out of the park by 9am.

This summer we have three family-friendly movies planned. Movies begin at sunset (between 7:30pm and 9:00pm depending on the day). Details for each movie are posted on the website and Facebook page as the dates near. Movies are free and concessions are available! June 16 (rain date June 17) – Trolls at Central Park July 14 (rain date July 15) – The Great Outdoors at Brown Park If you’re interested in just watching the movie, bring your blankets and lawn August 11 (rain date August 12) – People’s Choice – check out our chairs and join us! Movie begins at sunset (approximately 8:45-9:00pm). Facebook page and vote on for your choice! Movie is at Central Park. Movie is free and concessions are available purchase from Kona Ice and Papa Murphy’s! Rain date for the movie is July 15. Program Sponsors are needed for the Movie in the Parks Program! If you are interested in sponsoring a movie night event, please contact the Parks & Tennis in the Park Recreation office at 507-444-4321. 7 p.m. – Brown Park Thank you to From the Heart, our current movie sponsor! Register at Parks and Recreation Office Owatonna Tennis Pro, Kelly Baker is hosting a FREE tennis program for River Springs Ducky Dash: Sunday, June 25th youth at Brown Park. We ask all participants pre-register by Wednesday, July Join us at River Springs Water Park for our 3rd Annual River Springs Ducky 12. Dash. This race benefits the Owatonna Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund. The Youth Scholarship Fund enables youth of Owatonna to participate Saturday’s activities July 15: NEW! in programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department at a discounted Owatonna Farmer’s Market Family Fun Day rate, and who may not have otherwise been able to participate. 8:00am – 12:00pm, Central Park in downtown Owatonna How do I buy a duck? Community members and businesses can pre-purchase Steele County Public Health invites you to come out for some great fun at rubber ducks individually or in bulk from the Owatonna Parks & Recreation the Farmer’s Market! Learn at educational tables, play games and learn about office or at River Springs Water Park the day of the event. Each duck purPoP - the Power of Produce. There may be some sampling of fruits and vegchased has a number on the bottom that correlates to the buyer. Purchasing a etables too! duck or multiple ducks for the River Springs Ducky Dash includes admission to the water park that day. How does the race work? The rubber ducks travel Diaper Dash ~ Toddler Trot ~ Kids K Trail Runs NEW! down the water slide and once they plunge into the water they continue to 9:00am – Dartt’s Park race to the finish around the lazy river. Prizes are drawn at the conclusion of Register at the park. Races are free, all participants finishing receive a the race and awarded to the top finishers. You do not have to be present to prize. win a prize. Look for more details on our website and Facebook. A child may register for more than one race, but will only receive one finishing prize. Packages: 30 ducks for $100, 13 ducks for $50, 6 ducks for $25, or 1 duck Diaper Dash – crawling only. A 10 foot course for 24 months or younger. for $5 Toddler Trot – ages 2-5, a 400-meter run. Water Park will be open 11am-8pm on June 26th. Kids K – ages 4-12. A full K trail run. Race Starts at: 11:30am Sponsored in part by Twin Cities in Motion (July 23rd rain date)


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Rec–on–the–Go 11:00am – 1:00pm – Manthey Park Enjoy an afternoon filled of games and activities for youth. We will be introducing the Recreation Rollerz with FREE sport games, arts and crafts, and group activities. We are also planning a giant slip n’ slide kickball game; do not forget to wear or bring your swimsuit. A small lunch will be included for any youth participant plus one adult. Note: the giant slip n’ slide kickball game is also FREE, but intended for youth 7-12 years old. All other activities are open to all ages. Parents must accompany any child participating in this program. Please pre-register by Wednesday, July 12, but drop-ins are welcome. NEW!

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Celebrate National Dog Day!

Date: Saturday, August 26th Location: Lake Chase Dog Park Last year was a howling success! Join us at the dog park with your pooch to Celebrate National Dog Day 2017! Details to come on our Facebook page and webpage. NEW!

Farm Camp Minnesota

Monday, August 7th for students entering grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 (limited to first 35 participants) Cost: $10 per student, includes bus, lunch, snacks, t-shirt and a goody bag *Parents are required to complete a waiver for each camper – NO EXCEPTIONS! Farm Camp Minnesota is organized and sponsored by farmers & agribusiness people who love what they do; and want to share their passion with Minnesota youth. Farm Camp is a fun, interactive learning experience giving youth a connection to agriculture and their food. Each camper participates in breakout sessions where they get hands-on experience learning about corn, soybeans, swine, dairy, beef, poultry, farm equipment and much more! Each camper also gets a tractor ride! Thank you to the Steele County Corn & Soybean Growers Association for sponsoring the bus and lowering the cost to the campers! Bus departs City Hall at 8:15a.m. and returns at 3:30p.m.

Family Adventure Race 3:00pm – Central Park Register at Central Park. Join us for an afternoon of family fun as you get a chance to visit our Parks and Recreation facilities and try out some activities FREE! Each team (groups of 1-5) competes in 5 challenges throughout the afternoon. Points are awarded at each challenge - the more points your team receives - the better chances of winning great prizes! Challenges include putting at Brooktree Golf Course, fishing at Lake Kohlmier, waterslide challenge at River Springs Water Park, Blast Ice Cream indulgence, and a simple fitness challenge at West Hills Tennis and Fitness Center. Prizes include a free bounce house rental, free pavilion rental, free rounds at Brooktree Golf Course, free passes for River Springs Water Park, and a free Family Membership for one month at the West Hills Tennis and Fitness Center. To help us gauge our numbers, please call our office to sign up your team (444-4321). It is not required, however it is very helpful in our planning. We welcome any teams and groups to register on site the day of the event. No fee Calendar Photo Contest for this race! 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 Backyard Game gift card and be featured in the 2018 Owatonna Parks and Recreation calenNEW! dar! 4:00 – 6:00pm Location: TBD Submit your photo by email to: Jessica.Abrahams@ci.owatonna.mn.us or The football bowling pin game that combines the fundamentals of football, mail photos to: 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, Attn: Jessica. Submission bowling, and horseshoes. The object of the game is for teams to be the first to knock all their opponents pins down by throwing a football at 10 bowling deadline is October 13, 2017 and must include the photographer’s name and phone number. The cover photo winner receives a $25 Owatonna Park and pins which are positioned in a triangular format. First team to knock down Rec gift card; monthly photo winners receive a $10 gift card and all winall 10 pins is awarded 1 point; all matches are played to 11 points. Grab a few ners receive a free calendar. *By submitting, you agree that you have taken friends and come out to try this new game, intended for adults 21+. Sign-up the photo submitted. Submitted photos may be used at the discretion of to play the day of the event! Owatonna Parks & Recreation, including and not limited to websites, social media, print and online publications, etc. Sunday’s Events July 16: Family Sunday Funday rates at Brooktree Golf Course available ALL DAY! Super Splash Special-Weekend Out – July 16 - $2.50 admission all day! NEW!

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...a coach does not only teach skills of a specific sport, but is also a teacher, role model, mentor and motivator. Become one of Owatonna Parks and Recreation’s 300 volunteer coaches.

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Chalet - No smoking is allowed in the Warsinski Chalet. Balloons are not allowed. Keys should be picked up one or two business days before the rental. Damage 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 on the day of the event.

Event and Special Use Permits

Any park use other than a private party rental will require an event or special use permit to be completed. These uses would include tournaments, fundraising events, Central Park stage, festivals, or any other event that requires Volunteer Coaches Needed The Parks and Recreation Department uses volunteer coaches for many youth additional assistance from park, street or other city crews; or a request to waive fees. programs. Volunteer coaches play an important role in the youth sports experience. Volunteers are trained in our philosophy of youth sports, first SeniorPlace Room Rentals aid, concussions and how to teach skills for their sport. All volunteers must Rooms (capacity): Multi-Purpose Room with kitchen (160), Board Room complete a background each year. (50), East Meeting Room (35), West Meeting Room with kitchen (50), South Meeting Room (12), 3rd Floor North Meeting Room, 2nd Floor North MeetFacility and Equipment Rental ing Room. Call SeniorPlace for rates and availability. Do you have a graduation, family reunion, or retirement party that you are planning this summer? Owatonna Parks and Recreation has a variety of inSwim and play basketball at the West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center, and door and outdoor facilities to fit your needs. then head over to SeniorPlace to have cake and ice cream.

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 (small and large), Morehouse Park (large and Warsinski Chalet), Lake Kohlmier Island, and Owatonna Soccer Complex.

Pavilion Reservations

Reservations are 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.

Birthday Package #1: Pool – 1 Hour Rental & SeniorPlace Room Package #1 Cost: $60.00 (tax included) Birthday Package #2: Basketball Court – 1 Hour Rental & SeniorPlace Room Package #2 Cost: $55.00 (tax included) Birthday Package #3: Basketball Court and Pool – 1 Hour Rental & SeniorPlace Room Package #3 Cost: $80.00 (tax included)

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 Pavilion Rental Policies Cancellation by the renting party must give notice one month prior to the including; Baseball or Softball Gloves, Footballs, GPS Units, Picnic Packs, Fishing Rods, Backyard Games and Bounce House Rental. Some rental reservation and the rental fee will be refunded, less a $10 cancellation fee. equipment may require a fee and security deposit. Call our office for more 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 information! Please reserve in advance to ensure the availability of the items you want. full refund will be given. Alcohol is allowed at all parks, except at Central Park, Cashman Park, Kaplan’s Wood Parkway, Owatonna Soccer Complex and Lake Kohlmier. Glass containers are not allowed in any parks. Permits for large containers are required. Permits are available at the Parks & Recreation office for $10 and an additional damage deposit of $50. Minnesota Statue 340 regulates against the sale of alcoholic beverages. Garbage - Pavilion renters are reminded that they are responsible for picking up and disposing of all garbage that is created by users into garbage cans provided or they could forfeit the damage deposit.

Youth Sports T-Ball & Squirts

An introduction to the game of baseball for boys and girls. T-Ball is for those entering Kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall. Squirts is for those entering 1st grade (if they’ve had one year of T-ball), or 2nd grade. The program emphasizes skills and social development; scrimmages are played. Cost: Early Bird Fee - $37, after May 9th - $47


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Locations: Brown, Jaycee, or Manthey/Willow Creek Park Fields Program Dates: Starts the week of June 5th, ends 1st week in August Times: Evenings at varied times - 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30pm Days: T-ball plays Mondays, Squirts plays Tuesdays Coaches meeting: May 31st at 5:30pm, City Administration Building Lower Level Meeting Room.

ice, including adult helpers and coaches. If you need protective equipment to rent, please contact Eric Stanton at (507)363-2867. Skate rental available at Straight River Sports & Fitness, 222 W. Bridge St. 451-1666. Any questions, please contact Tony Schwichtenberg at tony.schwichtenberg@gmail.com. See you at the rink!

Summer Track & Field

Jr. Tennis Program

A program for boys and girls who have completed 2nd through 8th grade. Track promotes physical fitness, develops self-esteem through individual success and provides low-key, fun, competitive meets. Participants need running shoes, light clothing (weather-appropriate), and a water bottle. All participants receive a t-shirt. Program Supervisor is Kevin Stelter. Cost: $35.00 Location: OHS Track Program Dates: June 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 (rain dates June 26, 27) Times: 1:00 – 3:00pm Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday VED! IMPRO

Junior Golf – returns to Brooktree!

A program designed for golfers ages 10-18, Junior Golf teaches basic skills, golf etiquette and safety. Classes begin Monday, July 10th and Tuesday July 11th. Golfers can choose Monday or Tuesday or attend both days if space is available; however, it will be a repeat of the Monday lesson. Rainouts may be made up. A typical day consists of one-hour instruction followed by one hour of golf. You must provide your own clubs, or rent them from Brooktree. BONUS! All players completing the Junior Golf program may purchase a pass for $25 for unlimited golf the remainder of the season! Cost: $35.00 Location: Brooktree Program Dates: July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and/or July 11, 18, 25, and August 1 Times: 8:00 am - 10:00 am Mondays and/or Tuesdays

Tennis Lessons Enroll your child today in Owatonna Parks and Recreation’s Summer Tennis Program. Kelly Baker, Director of Tennis for the City of Owatonna and West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center, oversees the program along with his trained staff. Low compression balls, kid size racquets and 36-foot and 60-foot court sizes are used, to ensure a fun, successful experience for every child! Racquets are available for those without their own. All classes are at West Hills Tennis and Fitness. Contact Kelly with questions: (541) 821-4459 or kellybakertennis@gmail.com Flexible schedule with 8 different weekly options. Register for as many weeks that fit into your summer schedule: June 5-8 June 12-15 June 19-22 June 26-29 July 10-13 July 17-20 July 24-27 August 7-10

Learn to Skate – Hockey

As it starts to heat up outside, we are getting excited for our annual summertime cool-down in the Four Seasons Centre! Learn-To-Skate and Level One Hockey begins in June. We take to the ice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:15pm, starting June 13th. Classes run 6 weeks. No classes held July 4th.. Tuesdays:    June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 Thursdays:    June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20  Cost: $55 Registration starts April 25 at the Owatonna Parks and Recreation office. Classes are held for anyone who wants to learn to skate or practice their beginning skating skills. A helmet and skates are required for anyone on the

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Mighty Mites Develops Hand-eye coordination and intro to basic strokes with fun drills and games. • Ages 4-6 years • Time: 9:00-9:30am • Fee: $25 per week Future Stars Emphasis on learning fundamental movements and stroke technique through fun drills and various games. • Ages 7-10 years • Time: 9:30-10:30am • Fee: $35 per week Tourney Prep Begin to introduce strategy, fitness, sportsmanship and teamwork in this games-based clinic. • Ages 11-13 • Time: 10:30-11:30am • Fee: $35 per week 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 • Time: 11:30am-12:45pm • Fee: $45 week

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

Camps

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from Mom and Dad. An email will be sent two weeks prior to your camp with more information on events. Class size is limited to 12. Cost: $42.00 Location: Mineral Springs Park Program Dates & Times: Session 1: June 12-15 Session 2: June 26-29 Session 3: July 10-13 Session 4: July 31-August 3

9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm 1:00pm- 4:00pm

Big Adventurers - Tadpoles

For youth ages 6-8. Enjoy an adventurous week of games, songs, crafts and outdoor fun! Meet at the Large Pavilion at the entrance of the park. Make up days are the Fridays of the same week. An email will be sent two weeks prior to your camp with more information on events. Class size is limited to 12. Cost: $42.00 Location: Mineral Springs Park Session 1: Session 2: Session 3:

June 26-29 July 17-20 August 7-10

1:00pm- 4:00pm 1:00pm- 4:00 pm 1:00pm- 4:00pm

Little Tykes Sports Camps

Little Tykes Sports provides a healthy and safe camp environment and centers around building a love for sports: such as t-ball, soccer, track and NEW this year, basketball! This camp provides just the right mix of instruction and encouragement with age-appropriate skill instruction. All of the sports promote hand-eye coordination, motor skills, group participation and communication skills. Tennis shoes and socks must be worn to class.  Children must be toilet trained to attend. Little Tykes Sports Camps are geared to ages 3-5 who have not attended Kindergarten.     Adult participation with their child is welcomed during evening sessions!  Staff ratio is 1:5, class size limited to 15. Cost: $20 Location: Dartt’s Park Small Field

Program Dates, Times & Days: FUN! Owatonna Parks & Recreation is committed to encourage learning and still give kids a chance to be kids! Campers will make new friends, experience new things, learn new skills and enjoy what we hope is the best week of Session 1 5:30-6:20pm Mon-Thurs Session 2 6:30-7:20pm Mon-Thurs their summer. Session 3 5:30-6:20pm Mon-Thurs Session 4 6:30-7:20pm Mon-Thurs Little Adventurers - Tadpoles Session 5 5:30-6:20pm Mon-Thurs For youth ages 3-5 who have not attendSession 6 6:30-7:20pm Mon-Thurs ed Kindergarten. Enjoy an adventurous Session 7 5:30-6:20pm Mon-Thurs week of games, songs, crafts and outdoor Session 8 6:30-7:20pm Mon-Thurs fun! Meet at the Large Pavilion at the entrance of the park. Make up days are the Fridays of the same week. Tadpoles are those ready to have adventures away

ages 3 & 4 ages 4 & 5 ages 3 & 4 ages 3 & 4 ages 3& 4 ages 4 & 5 ages 3 & 4 ages 4 & 5

June 5-8 June 5-8 June 12-15 June 12-15 June 19-22 June 19-22 July 24-27 July 24-27


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Games Galore Camp

River Springs Water Park

Come join us for a brand new summer park and recreation summer camp! This camp includes a large variety of carnival games and crafts, field day events and Minute to Win It activities.

3065 St. Paul Road 507-774-7370 Follow us on Facebook ~ River Springs Water Park Website: www.ci.owatonna.mn.us/parksrecreation/water-park All rates listed include tax.

We welcome all youth ages 3-5 who have not entered kindergarten and are ready to have fun without mom and dad. Separate sessions geared for ages 6-8 are also available. Meet at the large pavilion at the entrance of Mineral Springs Park. Make up days are Fridays of the same week. An e-mail will be sent out two weeks prior to your camp with more information on events and locations.  Class sizes are limited to 12. Cost: $42.00 Location: Mineral Springs Park – meet at the Pavilion Program Dates and Times: Ages 3-5 Session 1: June 19-22 9:00am-12:00pm Session 2: July 17-20 9:00am-12:00pm Session 3: July 31-August 3 9:00pm-12:00pm

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2017 Season Open Swim Hours

June 2 Friday 4:00-8:00pm 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)

Admission Rates

through Aug 13 Aug 14-20 Daily Rate (48” or taller) $7.00 $4.50 Daily Rate (under 48” tall) $5.00 $4.50 Twilight Rate (5:00pm-close) $4.50 $4.50 Last Hour Special $2.50 NA **Children under age two are free with paid adult

Ages 6-8 Session 4: July 10-13 9:00am-12:00pm Session 5: July 24-27 1:00pm-4:00pm

Weather Policies 1. The ‘feels like’ temperature must be 70 degrees for at least one hour for River Springs Water Park to open for open swim or programs (except morning lap swim). Aviation Discovery 2. River Springs Water Park will close for at least ½ hour if lightning is visThis half-day aviation experience is for those that have completed 1stible or thunder is heard in the area. 3rd grade. This camp gives your child an introduction to the wonders 3. Closing decisions are made, when possible, at least 45 minutes prior to of flight. They will have an opportunity to learn about model building the scheduled facility opening or program start time. through the construction of a simple Styrofoam airplane. Other hands-on 4. Weather related closings may be reevaluated for reopening later in the day activities will include learning about the parts of the airplane and how they if conditions improve. fly. 5. Weather related closings are announced using: Cost: $8.00 Parks & Recreation Hotline: 507-444-4321, option 2 Location: Owatonna Airport Parks & Recreation webpage www.ci.owatonna.mn.us/parksrecreation Date & Time: August 7, 9am to 12:00pm - click cancellations River Springs Water Park Facebook page Aviation Exploration Signs posted on admissions and main entrance windows This exciting and educational aviation experience is for those that have Announcements made on KRFO and KOWZ completed 4th-7th grades.  Aviation Exploration Camp will introduce your child to wonders of flight through a variety of hands on activities.  Your Pass Books child will learn about various types of aviation, aircraft, and flight and will A great gift for any occasion, pass books can be purchased at the Park and have the opportunity to build and fly a balsa wood model airplane. Recreation office until the water park opens. After that they are available both Cost: $25.00 locations. Location: Owatonna Airport Pass Book prices are: 10 Passes for $65, 20 Passes for $120 or 30 Passes for Date & Time: August 8-10, 9am to 12:00pm $165

Aquatics Programs Recreation Manager: Eric Anderson – 507-774-7102 Recreation Supervisor: Brad Dushaw – 507-774-7110

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NEW!

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Fun Fact Friday- Stop in every Friday for themed trivia, games, and prizes. See dates and themes below.

Family Nights – June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 17 – 5:00pm to close. Cost is $4.50 for individuals or $13.50 for a family up to six people, $2.25 for each additional family member. School’s Out Special - June 2: Admission is just $4 each day for everyone! NEW!

NEW!

Individual Season Pass

Individual season passes can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office. An ID card will be issued to you to present each time you enter. If you lose your ID card, there is a $2 replacement fee. Season Passes are non-transferable. If purchased before June 1 purchased June 1 or after 48 inches and taller $123.48 $134.22 Under 48 inches tall $91.27 $102.01 NEW!

2017 SEASON PASS PERKS

New this year, each individual season pass will include all of the following. • 2 Free Guest Passes • Season Pass Appreciation Days: Come in at any time on June 23, July 21, and August 18 and receive a gift. • Food Discount Days: Come in at any time on the days listed below and receive a discount on the designated food items. o June 9th -Beverage/Candy o July 7th –Frozen Treats

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. NEW!

Family Day Special – June 11: Cost is $4.50 for individuals or $21.00 for a family up to six people, $3.50 for each additional family member.

Father’s Day Special – June 18: Dad gets in free with a paid child at regular rate. Ducky Dash – June 25 from 11:00am-12:00pm: See Special Events Section of this brochure, contact River Springs or the Park and Rec Office for more information Veteran’s Special - July 2: All veterans get in free with a Valid Military ID. River Springs Summer Party – July 9 (rain date July 23): Total Entertainment DJ, games, family activities, prizes and fun for all. Join the party from 1:00-5:00pm. Super Splash Special-Owatonna Weekend Out – July 16: $2.50 admission all day! Mystery Specials & Events – July 23: Admission special or event will be held on this date. More details to come as the date approaches. Mother’s Special – July 30: Moms gets in free with a paid child at regular rate.

o August 11th –Frozen Treats

Admission Specials

School’s Out Bash- June 4: Join us for games, prizes, bounce house and fun for all ages.

NEW!

Family Day Special –August 6: Cost is $4.50 for individuals or $21.00 for a family up to six people, $3.50 for each additional family member.

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!

Thursday Community Day – Every Thursday River Springs Water Park & Recreation Youth Programs Special - August 7-20 Any youth wearing their 2017 Owatonna Parks and Recreation program (socPark will be asking for donations for a specific Owatonna noncer, t-ball, etc.) team sponsor t-shirt gets in for half the regular rate! profit agency and in return River Springs offers you a discount. See Community Day Specials below.


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Community Day Specials

Community Day specials are not valid with any other water park offers or discounts.

NEW!

Fun Fact Friday

Stop in every Friday for themed trivia, games, and prizes. • June 9th – Under the Sea

Clothe the Community - June 8: Donate one NEW item of clothing per person and receive a BOGO coupon to use at a future date.

• June 16th – Cartoons

Feed the Community - June 15: Donate one non-perishable food item and receive a $1.00 discount into the facility as well as a coupon for BOGO chips from the concessions stand.

• June 30th – Despicable Me

Water Safety Day - June 22: Come to River Springs Water Park for water safety themed activities and games. **Admission is regular price. Cause for Paws - June 29: Keep a lookout for more information on the River Springs Water Park Facebook page.   Book Drive - July 6: Donate a new or used book and receive a $1.50 discount into the facility as well as a coupon for a $2.00 hotdog and chips special. Feed the Community - July 13: Donate one non-perishable food item and receive a $1.00 discount into the facility as well as a coupon for BOGO ice cream treats from the concessions stand.

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• June 23rd – Sports • July 7th – Disney • July 14th – Super Hero • July 21st – Sharks • July 28th – Wacky Day • August 4th – Animals • August 11th – Star Wars • August 18th – Back to School

Winter in July - July 20: Bring in a new, unopened toy and receive $4.00 admission into the facility. Stuff the Bus - July 27: Bring in a new, unopened school supply and receive a BOGO pass to use for a future date. Clothe the Community - August 3: Donate one NEW item of clothing per person and receive a $1.00 discount into the facility and a coupon for a $2.00 hotdog and chips special. 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.

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Programs

Group Opportunities

This is a relaxed play time 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.

Birthday Party Packages 5-9 guests $75 10-15 guests $120 16-25 guests $155 26-35 guests $215

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Call 507-774-7370 for more information, or to make a group reservation. We ask that groups of 20 or more make reservations at least two weeks in Morning activities at River Springs do not include the daily admission fee (unadvance. less otherwise noted). If you would like to stay for open swim after your program • Group reservations are available during regular open swim hours. finishes, you must exit the park, return and pay the regular rate, use a coupon or be • A $50 deposit per date is required for all birthday party and group resa season pass holder. ervations, and will be applied to the total cost when the group arrives. No refunds unless: Lap Swim and Water Walking o Due to inclement weather the facility closes - a full deposit Enjoy a pool workout at River Springs. Lap Swim is held in the activity pool refund may be issued or a date change made if the reservation and Water Walking is in the Lazy River. Youth under age 16 are not permitwas made 2 weeks or more in advance. ted, unless accompanied by an adult. Program is cancelled if lightning or o A refund of $25 may be issued or a date change made if the thunder is present or when rain causes poor visibility for lifeguards. reservation was made less than 2 weeks in advance. Dates: June 5 - August 5 • Groups check-in at the admissions desk upon arrival, patrons’ height Days & Times: Monday-Friday 6-8am (lap swim & water walking) will be checked and wristbands issued (as needed). Monday-Friday 8-9:45am ( lap swim only) **this time slot was added new this season Birthday Parties Saturday 11am-12pm (lap swim & water walking) A party at River Springs is a fun and memorable way to spend a birthday with Cost: $2.00 per visit family and friends! At least one adult supervisor must be with the group. Parties have the option of bringing a cake or cupcakes in the water park. Tiny Tot Time

Dates: June 5 – August 10 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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Birthday Package includes: > Admission, a beverage, and a hotdog for each guest > River Springs Birthday T-shirt for the birthday child > One free concession item for the birthday child > A welcome to the birthday boy or girl and their group over the intercom > Reserved area with tables and chairs for the group

Water Aerobics Available to anyone 16 years and older (under age 16 must be accompanied by Group Reservations Group Prices are valid only when you call ahead and pay the deposit. 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) Swimming Lessons Group classes and Private Lessons are offered at River Springs Water Park between 10:00am and 12:00pm. See the Swimming Lessons Section for classes offered.

Price per guest from June 3-August 13 20 to 40 guests $4.75 48” or taller $3.75 under 48” tall 41 or more guests $4.25 48” or taller $3.25 under 48” tall

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Price per guest from August 14-August 20 20 to 40 guests $4.00 48” or taller $3.00 under 48” tall 41 or more guests $3.50 48” or taller $2.50 under 48” tall Group Reservation Package Includes: > Discounted admission rates > A 2-hour reservation of a shade “Funbrella” exclusively for your group *$20 fee for each additional 2-hour block of a Funbrella > Guaranteed admission to the water park > A welcome to the group over the intercom Daycare/Childcare Specials Discounted group prices are available Monday-Friday. Call for more information.

Junior High Pool - Early Morning Lap Swim

Cost: $3 per person per session or 20 punch pass available for $45 Dates: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 6:00-7:15am. Not available: May 30 and when Owatonna schools are closed. Last day is June 2, begins again September 6, 2017. Lap swim is offered at River Springs Water Park beginning June 5.

West Hills Pool Open Swim

Cost: $4 weekdays, $5 weekends Days & Hours: until Memorial Day Memorial Day–September 30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00am-7:15am 6:00am-7:15am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm 7:00pm-8:30pm Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm Closed Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm 1:00pm-3:00pm **Facility Closed Sunday before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Sunday before Labor Day, Labor Day and August 14-August 20 for annual facility maintenance

Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake beach opens at the end of May and will be 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

The Lake Kohlmier beach opens at the end of May and will be open through September (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. Concessions will be available for purchase on weekends and designated weekdays. More details to come. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at Lake Kohlmier Municipal Beach or adjacent picnic area. Information regarding beach closing and swimming conditions are announced on KRFO and KOWZ radio, the Park and Recreation information line 507-444-4321 option 2, and on-line at www.ci.owatonna. mn.us/parksrecreation under cancellations.

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Lifeguard Training Classes

(Registration for Lifeguard classes available now) Pre-requisites: • Swim 300 yards continuously performing front crawl and breaststroke • 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 ends. • You must attend all classes to pass. • No refund will be issued if you do not pass. Get your American Red Cross Lifeguard training fees reimbursed! By working as a Lifeguard for the City of Owatonna Parks and Recreation, you will get reimbursed $150 of your training fees. Contact us for more information. Lifeguard Training: June 26 – June 30 Fee: $185 Location: River Springs Water Park Class meeting times: June 26 – 8am-12pm, June 27 – 8am-12pm, June 28 – 8am-12pm, June 29 – 8am-12pm, and June 30 8am-12pm Lifeguard Training: July 10 – July 21 Fee $185 Location: River Springs Water Park Class meeting times: July 10 – 8am-11am, July 12 – 8am-11am, July 14 – 8am-11am, July 17 – 8am-11am, July 19 – 8am-11am and July 21 – 8am12pm.

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• Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet under water. • Be between the ages of 11-14. Cost: $20 Classes: June 12 – June 22 July 24 – August 3

9am-10:30am River Springs Water Park 9am-10:30am River Springs Water Park

Water Safety Instructor Classes (Swimming Lesson Instructor) 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: Dates and times for a summer class are “To Be Determined.” Class information will be listed on the Parks and Recreation Website when scheduled. 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.

American Red Cross Learn to Swim

The Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Training: August 7 – 11 Learn to Swim Programs. The programs are held at the Junior High Pool, Fee $185 West Hills Pool and River Springs Water Park. Location: River Springs Water Park Class meeting times: August 7 – 8am-12pm, August 8 – 8am-12pm, August 9 ...among those ages 1-14, fatal drowning – 8am-12pm, August 10 – 8am-12pm and August 11 – 8am-12pm. NEW!

Jr. Lifeguard Classes

remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death. Reduce your child’s risk of drowning by registering them for a swimming lessons class today!

The Junior Lifeguarding course builds a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills for future lifeguards. Junior Lifeguarding has a strong focus on developing the swimming skills required to successfully complete the lifeguarding course prerequisite swimming skills evaluation. This course also introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such Parent & Child Aquatics – child must be at least 18 months old, parent is in as: in-water rescues, use of rescue tube, and First Aid, CPR and AED skills. the water Participants also have the opportunity to shadow lifeguards during a shift at Pre-School Aquatics – child must be at least 3 years old, parent is in the River Springs Water Park to get a real sense of being on the job. water Level 1 – Intro to Water Skills helps students feel comfortable in and enjoy Pre-requisites: the water safely • Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the Level 2 – Works on giving students success with fundamental aquatic skills front or side. Level 3 – Stroke Development builds on Level 2 skills with guided practice in • Swim the breaststroke for 25 yards using a pull, breathe, kick and deeper waters glide sequence. Level 4 – Stroke Improvement develops confidence in strokes and improves other aquatic skills • Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs. Level 5 – Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes • Show a level of comfort on the back by floating on the back for 30 Level 6 – Refines strokes so students swim with ease, efficiency & power over seconds or swimming on the back for 25 yards using the elementary greater distances backstroke or back crawl.


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Group Swim Lessons

Each session meets nine times, Monday through Friday for two weeks, with the 2nd Friday used as a make-up day. In case of bad weather, lessons at River Springs are moved to the Jr. High Pool, except Level 1 classes which are moved to West Hills. Changes are posted on the Parks and Recreation webpage and cancellation line 444-4321. Participants must exit the water park after lessons. Cost: $40.00 Session 1: Meets June 12- 22 West Hills Pool Junior High Pool Level 1 10:35-11:05am Level 3 12:00-12:50pm Level 1 2:00-2:30pm Level 4 12:00-12:50pm Level 2 11:45am-12:35pm Level 5/6 12:00-12:50pm Level 2 1:05-1:55pm River Springs Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 6

10:00-10:50am 10:00-10:50am 10:00-10:50am 10:00-10:50am

Session 2: Meets July 10-20 West Hills Pool Level 1 11:30-12:00pm

River Springs Level 1 11:00-11:30am Level 3 11:00-11:50am Level 4 11:00-11:50am Level 5 11:00-11:50am Junior High Pool Level 3 12:00-12:50pm

Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Pre-School River Springs Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

1:25-1:55pm 12:30-1:20pm 2:00-2:50pm 5:40-6:10pm 10:00-10:50am 10:00-10:50am 10:00-10:50am 10:00-10:50am

Level 4 Level 6

10:00-10:50am 10:00-10:50am 10:00-10:50am 10:00-10:50am

12:00-12:50pm 12:00-12:50pm

River Springs Level 1 11:00-11:30am Level 3 11:00-11:50am Level 4 11:00-11:50am Level 6 11:00-11:50am

Session 3: Meets July 24-August 3 West Hills Pool Level 1 9:30-10:00am Level 1 11:30am-12:00pm Level 2 10:05-10:55am Level 2 12:30-1:20pm Parent & Child 5:40-6:10pm River Springs Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

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Junior High Pool Level 3 12:00-12:50pm Level 4 12:00-12:50pm Level 5/6 12:00-12:50pm

River Springs Level 1 11:00-11:30am Level 2 11:00-11:50am Level 3 11:00-11:50am Level 4 11:00-11:50am


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Session 5 – Meets July 10-14 West Hills 9:30-10:00am 11:00-11:30am 3:00-3:30pm 6:15-6:45pm Session 6 – Meets July 17-21 West Hills 9:30-10:00am 11:00-11:30am 6:15-6:45pm Session 7 – Meets July 24-28 West Hills 11:00-11:30am 1:20-1:50pm 1:55-2:25pm Session 8 – Meets July 31-August 4 West Hills 11:00-11:30am 1:20-1:50pm 1:55-2:25pm Session 9 – Meets August 7-11 West Hills 10:00-10:30am West Hills 11:30am-12:00pm West Hills 10:30-11:00am West Hills 12:00-12:30pm West Hills 11:00-11:30am West Hills 12:30-1:00pm

Private Swim Lessons

Cost: $100 for one student, $150 for two students (scholarships not available) Private swim lessons with a certified Water Safety Instructor. Each class meets Monday through Friday for 30 minutes each day. If there are two students in a class, students must be within one level of each other. You may not sign up for two classes for the same person until one week after registration opens. Session 1 – Meets June 5-9 West Hills 10:00-10:30am West Hills 10:30-11:00am West Hills 11:00-11:30am West Hills 11:30am-12:00pm West Hills 12:30-1:00pm West Hills 1:00-1:30pm West Hills 1:30-2:00pm West Hills 2:00-2:30pm

River Springs River Springs River Springs River Springs River Springs River Springs River Springs River Springs

10:00-10:30am 10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am 10:30-11:00am 11:00-11:30am 11:00-11:30am 11:30am-12:00pm 11:30am-12:00pm

Session 2 – Meets June 12-16 West Hills 9:30-10:00am 11:10-11:40am 2:30-3:00pm 6:15-6:45pm Session 3 – Meets June 19-23 West Hills 9:30-10:00am 11:10-11:40am 6:15-6:45pm Session 4 – Meets June 26-30 West Hills 10:00-10:30am West Hills 10:30-11:00am West Hills 11:00-11:30am West Hills 11:30am-12:00pm West Hills 12:30-1:00pm West Hills 1:00-1:30pm West Hills 1:30-2:00pm West Hills 2:00-2:30pm

River Springs 10:00-10:30am River Springs 10:00-10:30am River Springs 10:30-11:00am River Springs 10:30-11:00am River Springs 11:00-11:30am River Springs 11:00-11:30am River Springs 11:30am-12:00pm River Springs 11:30am-12:00pm

Teen Activities Traveling Slowpitch Softball

Teen league will be playing games with Faribault Park and Recreation. League play is mostly Monday nights in Faribault and Owatonna, with a few Friday games. Age divisions: • 18 years old and under as of January 1, of the current year • 16 years old and under as of January 1, of the current year • 14 years old and under as of January 1, of the current year Teams in all age divisions form on their own initiative. Cost: $300.00 per team Equipment is available - first aid kits, bats and practice softballs. Structure of the Program (depending on teams): • 8 week season and single elimination playoffs – 12 games • Information is available at the Parks and Recreation Office. • Entry fee and team registration deadline is May 15th. • Schedule pickup & the joint meeting with Faribault and Owatonna teams TBD.


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Family Combo - $753.83 full season, immediate family members living in the same household. Maximum of 2 adults. Children under age 18 at the time of purchase Young Adult - $384.26 full season, age 21-25 at the time of purchase Junior - $215.04 full season, ages 10-20 at the time of purchase

A great golf destination to play, relax & enjoy! 1369 Cherry Street (507) 444-2467 (alternate phone (507)676-4227)

Reciprocals: In 2015, we introduced reciprocals at The Oaks in Hayfield and Riverview in New Richland golf courses as a benefit of membership. Brooktree members can golf 18 holes at those courses, twice, for the cost of a half-cart. In 2016, we added Dodge Country Club and Green Lea in Albert Lea. That’s FOUR courses confirmed with special rates, just for being a Brooktree member! We are talking with two other courses, but at press time are still confirming availability.

One of the finest municipal golf courses in Southern Minnesota, the 18-hole, Other Fees (includes sales tax): 6684 yard championship course is located in NE Owatonna near the enGolf Club Rental - $8 MGA Handicap - $32.21/season trance of Mineral Springs Park. Brooktree was voted Best Golf Course in Southern Minnesota by SCENE Magazine readers in 2015 & 2016.

Pull Cart Rental - $2 season

Trail fee for personal cart - $382.50/

Club Storage - $40/season $321.30/season

Senior Trail Fee for personal cart -

Clubhouse and Pro Shop hours are general guidelines. Hours Daily Rates (includes sales tax & surcharge) will vary based on daylight, weather, course conditions and league play. SpeMonday through Friday cific hours are posted monthly at the course. 9 hole green fees $16 18 hole green fees $26 Hours: May 8:00a.m. – 9:00p.m. June, July & August 6:30a.m. – 9:30p.m. Weekends & Holidays September 8:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. 9 hole green fees $20 October 9:00a.m. – 7:00p.m. 18 hole green fees $31

2017 Season Passes

Season passes are available any time at the Clubhouse, or the Parks and Recreation Office, 540 West Hills Circle. Monthly payment plans (withdrawn on the 15th of the month) may be set up for any number of months, as long as the membership is paid in full by September 1st. All rates INCLUDE tax, surcharge and BGA fees where applicable. Adult Single - $564.74 full season, age 26-54 at the time of purchase Senior Single - $523.01 full season, age 55 or older, may turn 55 at any time in 2017 Senior Couple - $721.13 full season, two seniors residing in the same household, oldest spouse must be 55 or older, may turn 55 at any time in 2017

Power Cart Rental 9 holes, per person $9 18 holes, per person $14 Senior Special (M-F) 9 holes with cart $20 18 holes with cart $30 Punch Cards* (includes sales tax & surcharge) Green Fee Punch Cards: Five - 9 hole rounds - $80.50 Ten – 9 hole rounds - $149 Twenty – 9 hole rounds - $278 Ten – 18 hole rounds - $237


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day consists of one-hour instruction followed by one hour of golf. You must provide your own clubs, or rent them from Brooktree. BONUS! All players completing the Junior Golf program may purchase a pass for $25 for unlimited golf the remainder of the season! Cost: $35.00 Location: Brooktree Program Dates: July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and/or July 11, 18, 25, and August 1 Times: 8:00 am - 10:00 am Mondays and/or Tuesdays

2017 Special Events

Dates & Times will be determined for special events after league & tournament schedules are completed. Follow us on Facebook, check the website or call the course for updates!

Power Cart Punch Cards: Ten – 9 hole rounds - $67.50 Twenty – 9 hole rounds - $126 Ten – 18 hole rounds - $105 Twenty – 18 hole rounds - $182 *18 hole punch cards may only be used for 18 hole rounds. (Not two people playing 9 holes each.) * Power cart punch card prices are per person, not per cart. * 2016 punch cards will be honored until June 1st, 2017. Outings & Tournaments Let Brooktree host your next company outing or your charity tournament – Twelve golfer minimum, 144 maximum – call for availability. Golf & food packages are available through Brooktree and Master’s Bar & Grille.

...A golfer playing 18 holes of golf will walk an average of 5-miles and burn between 1,300 and 2,000 calories. Golf can also be a great stress reliever when golfing with friends and family too! Let a round at Brooktree each week be part of your healthy living plan!

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Junior Golf – returns to Brooktree!

A program designed for golfers ages 10-18, Junior Golf teaches basic skills, golf etiquette and safety. Classes begin Monday, July 10th and Tuesday July 11th. Golfers can choose Monday or Tuesday or attend both days if space is available; however, it will be a repeat of the Monday lesson. Rainouts may be made up. A typical

Wine, Women & Golf – For the very beginner or non-golfer. Golf three holes with no pressure and no scores, just a little introduction to rules & etiquette. A threesome of beginners are paired with a female golfer. No lessons, just fun! Then, enjoy a glass of wine after your round. Don’t be intimidated by 9-holes of golf, we’ll play just three! $12 fee includes golf, a glass of wine and lots of fun! Daddy & Me or Mommy & Me – For the VERY beginner, ages 3-6 and a parent or other adult. When hitting around the yard is getting boring and your child wants to play “real” golf. We’ll golf three holes, bring your own plastic or junior sized clubs. Slight intro to etiquette, no scores, and no pressure. $12 fee includes golf and 2 hot dogs and chips when you’re done! Parent & Child Golf – For the very beginner, ages 7-9 and a parent or other adult. When hitting around the ! yard is getting boring and your NEW child wants to play “real” golf. We’ll golf three holes, bring your own junior sized clubs. Intro to etiquette, no scores, and no pressure. $12 fee includes golf and 2 hot dogs and chips when you’re done! Music on the Patio – Need to relax? There’s no better way than kicking back on the patio listening to music! We’re working with Master’s Bar & Grille to offer food & drink specials on our music nights. Dates and artists are currently being booked 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! Date & time to be determined (pending availability of the movie).


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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, May 26, June 30, July 28, 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!

Special Days

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September 16th – Knights of Columbus Tournament September 29th – Two-Four-Fun 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!

Under New Ownership!

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. 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!

Calendar of Events

Call the clubhouse for details or registration information: May 8th – BGA Meeting May 14th – Mother’s Day Special May 20th – Humane Society Tournament May 26th – Two-Four-Fun June 6th – National Women’s Golf Day June 12th – BGA Meeting June 14th – Flag Day – Veteran’s Special June 17th – Young Life Tournament June 18th – Father’s Day Special June 21st – 2-gal Best Shot June 30th – Two-Four-Fun July 8th - Ken Bey Football Classic July 10th & 11th – Junior Golf Begins July 10th – BGA Meeting July 28th – Two-Four-Fun 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 28th – Elks Tournament September 1st – 4th – Labor Day Weekend Special September 10th – Matt Barta Tournament September 11th – BGA Meeting

Brooktree Golf Course welcomes Mark and Stacy Wilson to Master’s Bar & Grille as the food and beverage contractor for the 2017 season. Master’s is a great local restaurant featuring a full service bar and a new menu with burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. Master’s will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. New this year is bagels from Old Town Bagels in Owatonna for a quick grab and go in the morning. Amenities include the best patio in the area with amazing views and atmosphere. Like us on Facebook for additional specials and events. We hope to see you soon! Master’s Bar & Grille is open when Brooktree is! Beverage service may run later than hours posted. April: 8 am -8 pm May: 8 am – 9 pm June, July & August: 8 am-9:30 pm September: 8 am -8 pm October: 9 am – 7 pm (hours subject to change due to weather, tournaments, private events or other circumstances) • Food and beverage staff, including beverage cart staff (look for the Master’s logo on shirts) do not work for the city and may be tipped as customary. • The liquor license belongs to Master’s and liquor and “strong” beer will be served. • Menu considerations for tournaments and special events are negotiated with Master’s Bar & Grille.


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Owatonna Parks & Trails

City Parks Brown, Buecksler, Cashman, Central, Crocus, Dartts, Falkland Meadows, Fremont, Gainey, Hammann, Hazel, Jaycee, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, Kriesel, 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. Hours: 6:00am until 11:00pm. 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

Mountain Biking Trail: 6 miles in Kaplan’s Woods Hours: Open 24 hours

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Pickleball Courts Four dedicated Pickleball courts were constructed in the fall of 2013 at Morehouse Park. They are located near the dam. 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—it is 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. 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.

Trail Rules: The trail system has been created to provide a variety of recreational uses and opportunities for residents and visitors. To ensure Tennis Courts the trail system is a safe and fun place for all users, please follow the Sixteen city-owned tennis courts are available. Manthey Park Courts (also rules of the road. striped for Pickleball), Sid Kenyon Courts (near Lincoln School), Brown Park Courts (artificial turf ) and Dartts Park Courts. Six indoor courts are available • Stay as near to the right side of the trail as you can while still traveling at the Tennis Center at West Hills. safely. • Travel in a consistent and predictable manner.

Pavilions • Cyclists and in-line skaters should pass on the left when going by others Pavilions are available at Brown Park, Dartts Park moving in the same direction. Look ahead and back to be sure the lane (small and large), Fairgrounds Park, Gainey Park, is clear before pulling out to pass, then give a warning signal by voice, Jaycee Park, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, Manthey Park (small and large), Mineral Springs Park (small and bell, or horn before passing. large), Morehouse Park (large and Warsinski Chalet), • Yield when entering or crossing trails and roadways. and Owatonna Soccer Complex. Jaycee Park was voted Best Public Restroom in 2016. • When traveling in a group, use only half the trail, so as not to block the The pavilion won the 2016 Minnesota Recreation and flow of traffic. Park Association Award of Excellence! Congratulations • Pets must be on a leash. You are responsible for cleaning up after your to our hardworking crew who built this pavilion! pets. Dispensers with “pooper-scoopers” are available on each trail. • Trails are recreational. Cyclists and in-line skaters may not race or use excessive speed. Please report any misuse, vandalism, or maintenance problem to 507-444-4321 or 507-444-3800.

Dog Park at Lake Chase Bring your pooch out to the Lake Chase Dog Park. Opened in July of 2014, this park has been a popular spot for dogs and their humans to socialize with others! Help keep our park in good shape, and remember to scoop your poop! The park is located at 1915 State Avenue NW. NEW!

Coming this summer - Archery Park at 711 North Elm Ave.

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 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 not allowed in any parks. Permits for large containers are required.


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Permits are available at the Parks & Recreation office for $10 and an additional damage deposit of $50. Minnesota Statue 340 regulates against the sale of alcoholic beverages.

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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.

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Crocus Park

Glendale Street

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Dartts Park

Mineral Springs Road or Cherry Street

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Fairgrounds Park

18th Street SE or Austin Road

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Falkland Meadows

Dane Road

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Fremont Park

Front Street

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Hammann Park

Rice Lake Street

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Hazel Park

Kelly Street

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Jaycee Park

Rice Lake Street

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Kriesel Park Kriesel’s Woods park

Dane Road

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Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve

Young Drive or Jeffrey Drive

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Manthey Park

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School Street/Mill Street/Bridge Street

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Northridge Lane

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Owatonna Soccer Complex

Smith Avenue

River Springs Water Park

St. Paul Road

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Sid Kinyon Tennis Courts

Smith Avenue and Havana Road

Summer Park

North Cedar Street

Walter H. Gainey Park

Selby Avenue or Lemond Road

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State Avenue or Florence Avenue

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A=W WATER PARK

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Willow Park

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Lake Chase

Morehouse Park

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Main Street/E & W Park Square/Broadway

VARIOUS AMENITIES

Central Park

BOAT ACCESS & FISHING

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26th Street NW

SWIMMING BEACH/BOAT RENTAL

Smith Avenue

Cashman Park

SAND VOLLEYBALL COURT

Buecksler Park

BASKETBALL COURT

135

TENNIS COURT

Cherry Street

INLINE/ICE/HOCKEY RINK

Brooktree Golf Course

HORSESHOE

7.4

FOOTBALL/SOCCER FIELD

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16th Street SW

SOFTBALL/BASEBALL FIELD

711 North Elm Avenue

Brown Park

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Archery Park

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Entrance(s)

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PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

SEASONAL RESTROOMS

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PICNIC GROUNDS/GRILLS

DRINKING WATER

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SHELTER

Garbage - Renters are responsible for picking up and disposing of all garbage created by users into garbage cans provided or they could forfeit Disc Golf the damage deposit. Disc Golf is available at Mineral Springs Park Chalet - No smoking or balloons are allowed in the Warsinski Chalet. Recreational Rules: Keys should be picked up one or two business days before the rental. • Count one throw each time disc is thrown or when a penalty is inDamage deposits will be forfeit for anyone using balloons or failing to curred. Object is to play the course in the least number of throws. return their key. A $50 fee will be charged if the parks on-call person is • Start hole by throwing disc from behind the front edge of tee area. called to open the Chalet the day of the event. • 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 Event and Special Use Permits hole. Any park use other than a private party rental requires an event or special

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• 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 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. • A disc suspended more than 2 meters above the ground is a one-throw penalty. Play next throw directly below disc’s position. • 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 www.pdga.com

...parks provide places for health and wellbeing that are accessible by people of all ages and abilities. Disc golf can be played year round, rain (snow), or shine! Join us at Mineral Springs, 9 hole golf course, voted best Disc Golf Course in Southern Minnesota Scene.

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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 of the program provides all children registered to participate with an equal advantage. Adaptive equipment, program modifications and other accommodations are used to assist the individual as needed. Individualized consultation with parents and coordination with the coach or instructor helps make the transition possible. In addition, all coaches, aquatic staff and summer staff receive resource information for working with the child in their training sessions. Requests for one-to-one assistance is provided when possible. When enrolling your child in sports and other programs, please let staff know of medical conditions or other special needs. Information shared with a coach or instructor is confidential.

Adapted Groups Teen Club This activity group is designed for teens and young adults, age 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, theme nights, local trips, tours, and attending OHS events as a group. • Meets weekly, Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm, Senior Place and other sites.

Night Club This social group is designed for adults 22 years and older, who have developmental disabilities and mental health issues. This group is an extension of Teen Club and functions similarly. Activities are more age appropriate for adults, as we encourage the independent pursuit of leisure interest whenever possible. Night Club is a place to establish and cultivate friendships through Our program offers a variety of recreation. leisure options for youth and adults • Meets weekly, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, locations include Senior Place with disabilities. We provide an and other sites adaptive format as well as opportuni• Transportation provided to members in city limits for a minimal fee. ties for inclusion. Our policy within LIFE the Therapeutic Recreation program LIFE (Leisure Is for Everyone) is a leisure education program designed for is to plan for the person first, the individuals with disabilities, 22-40 years old. disability second, and to encourage Members of the LIFE group learn skills necesthe independent pursuit of personal sary to make the most of their leisure time. leisure interests. Our goal is to make While keeping involved in recreation activirecreation and leisure choices available to everyone, and our objective is to ac- ties and pursuing new friendships, they also commodate individuals with necessary adaptations so they may participate as learn to plan and organize their daily schedules fully as their non-disabled peers. outside of work using a personal planner. Our goals are to explore personal leisure interests Membership Benefits: and community resources; develop an under• A newsletter six times a year, providing a calendar of trips, special standing of self-advocacy and personal indeevents, weekly scheduled activities and program information. pendence, and learn the rewards that come • Transportation to local Night Club activities for members within city from volunteering. We encourage members limits, for a minimal fee. to attend without staff, if possible. This group • Experienced Park and Recreation staff facilitating programs and events. serves as a transition program between Teen Club and Night Club, and mem• Discount on membership fees to the West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center bers will learn the importance of choosing and planning leisure options. • Access to resources and agencies such as ADD, Special Olympics, • Meets weekly, Wednesdays 4:00 -5:30 pm, locations include Senior PACER and other advocates for persons with disabilities. Place and other sites • Scholarships and financial assistance available upon request. • Personal planner is recommended, planning sessions held every 6 weeks

Therapeutic Recreation Program


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Details for Night Club, Teen Club, and LIFE • Membership and registration packets are available at the TR office and must be submitted prior to starting. • Membership fee is $48 (includes tax) for six months, with fees due January 1 and July 1. • Weekly activity schedules appear in the TR newsletter and online at the Parks and Recreation website. • Programs operate year round, 46 weeks per year. • “All Group” Events including dances, holiday parties, softball, campfire at the beach, and others take place once a month so that members can get to know those in other groups.

...April is Autism Awareness Month! 1 in 68 people have Autism, and one of the main symptoms is difficulty with social interactions. If you have a child with Autism, be sure to check out Therapeutic Recreation’s Teen Club program, where making friends is what we do. Summer Bowling League Summer league is available for teens and adults age 14 years and older who have developmental disabilities or mental health issues. We play 2 games per week maximum, shoes are free. Transportation is not provided. Please notify us of any special accommodations needed for play. Minimum of 20 participants to run the program. Program Cost: $21.50, payable to Owatonna Parks & Recreation Weekly Fee: $5.50 payable to Spare Time Entertainment Location: Spare Time Entertainment Dates: June 12 - August 14 Time: 4:30-6:00pm Days: Mondays Registration Deadline: June 9

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supervision, a parent or home staff is required to attend. Those interested in the trips but are without a membership may also register for our summer trips when space allows, by paying an additional nonmember fee of $10. TR Walking Group The Walking Group is available to TR members who are 14 and older and enjoy walking for exercise. The group walks twice weekly, with a new route each time. We explore Owatonna through the designated trails of our parks and sidewalks of our neighborhoods, when weather permits. Our routes are updated every two months and the fee to participate is due when the routes change. This program requires eight participants minimum, and meets May through October. The meeting site and walking routes are available after the registration deadline, May 5. The group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30- 6:30 PM. The fee is $15 every 2 months. NEW!

Kids Rec Adventures This program is designed for 6–13 year olds who have special needs. It meets two times monthly in June, July and August. The goal is to find friends through recreation. We hope you find Rec Adventures to be a great place to meet and make new friends, learn about many fun things to do in our community, and explore your own interests. Rec Adventures meets 5:30- 7:00 PM, Tuesdays. Specific dates and locations to be determined. Fee: $60 12 kids minimum to offer this program

Kid’s Leisure Swim This class is designed for kids, ages 6-16 who have disabilities. The instructor is a qualified water safety instructor and experienced in making adaptations for the swimmer with special needs. If a WSI is unavailable, lifeguard staff will conduct a leisure swim session using games and water activities to promote physical exercise, socialization, and 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 indepenSummer Trips - Therapeutic Recreation dently may use the bathroom and changing area located directly off the pool. Watch for our May - August newsletters for com- An accessible entrance is available. If your child needs further 1:1 assistance, plete details regarding our Summer Trip Program. we ask you to provide a volunteer. Class limit is 8. Trips are available to persons age 14 and older, who are members of Therapeutic Recreation. Summer Session We will watch the Twins at Target Field and the Cost: $40.00 Honkers at Mayo Field, as well as take a tour of Location: West Hills Pool Target Field. In planning for baseball trips, we Dates: June 8 -August 10 look for games with great competitive action, fun Time: 7:00-8:00pm giveaways and discounted ticket prices. Days: Thursdays Day or Evening trips include some of our favorite out-of-town adventures, where we find the Kid’s Friday Camp recreation treasures in our neighboring communities. ACT on Broadway in This day camp program is designed for kids with developmental disabilities, Albert Lea, Riverside Concerts in Rochester, the Historic Street Caves tours ages 6-18. The camp schedule features traditional day camp activities includin St Paul, and a trip to the Mall of America in Bloomington are just a few of ing games, crafts, nature exploration and water fun. Campers spend most of many van trips planned for 2017. Staff accompanying groups are experienced the day in small groups according to age, with the exception of lunch and individuals who follow routine safety procedures and are trained for emergroup games. Campers who are 14 and older have a separate group with gency situations. They represent the City of Owatonna on these trips and are activities that are more age appropriate for teens and suited to their abilities there to lead and assist the entire group. If participants need individualized and interests. Afternoon swimming and fishing are available during our water


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fun session. Guest presenters visit Friday Camp to teach the campers about nature topics like fish, or birds; and campers take a day trip to Rideability, a therapeutic horse program. Camp provides snacks. Campers should bring their own sack lunches except for the final Friday. On the last day, we prepare lunch over a campfire. Parents receive a camp letter with specific details about the camp schedule and list of weekly rain plans. We will continue our plan for a full day when following the Rain Plan schedule. Rain Plans always include special indoor fun at various community locations. With this, campers can expect to attend Friday Camp rain or shine for a full day each week throughout the summer. Except for transporting from a rain plan site, transportation is not provided for Friday Camp. Experienced Park and Recreation staff will lead the group. Our goal is to make friends and have fun. A minimum of 20 registrations is required to offer the program. Financial assistance is available through our youth scholarship program as needed. Cost: $135.00 (includes tax). After June 5th, $145.00 Location: Lake Kohlmier (and community sites for rain plans) Dates: June 16-August 11 (excluding July 7) Times: 9:30am-2:30pm Days: Fridays

Phone number – 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

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We participate with several health insurance providers to help you stay fit. We have partnered with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, UCare, Health Partners, South Country Health Alliance and Preferred One to offer those with coverage special fitness programs.

Membership Rates (tax not included)

Tennis

Monthly

Yearly

Yearly ACH

Monthly

Yearly

Yearly ACH

Monthly

Yearly

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.

Fitness

Individual $36.00 $255.00 $30/Month Junior $20.00 $168.00 $17/Month Couple $41.00 $275.00 $33/Month Family $46.00 $295.00 $35/Month Summer Pass: Memorial Day to Labor Day (Individual) $60.00 (Couple or Family) $75.00 **A Fitness membership provides unlimited access to the basketball court, weight room, cardio room, sauna, pool (during open swim times), running track and locker rooms.

Combination

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 $4.00 Saturday and Sunday $5.00 Ages 2 & under (1 child/1 adult) FREE (with paid adult)

Upcoming Specials: No Annual Contracts Required! Pick your length of membership or drop in May - Water Aerobics Drawing - Purchase a Water Aerobics session and get as your schedule permits for a daily fee. Ask if your company has a corporate entered into a drawing for a free one-month session of equal or lesser discount, if not, check with us about getting one set up. value.


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June - August: Beat the Heat- Summer Fitness Pass (Memorial Day to Labor Day) - Individual pass is $60; Couple or Family Pass is $75. No additional discounts apply.

Facility Hours:

Tennis Center, Weight & Cardio Rooms, Track, Sauna Until Memorial Day Memorial Day-September 30 Monday-Thursday 6:00am-9:30pm 6:00am-8:30pm Friday 6:00am-7:00pm 6:00am-7:00pm Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm 8:00am-1:00pm Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm 12:00pm-4:00pm Open Swim Hours Until Memorial Day Memorial Day–September 30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00am-7:15am 6:00am-7:15am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm 7:00pm-8:30pm Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm Closed Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm 1:00pm-3:00pm

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Aaron is an Owatonna native and an OHS alumni. He has trained various levels of fitness abilities: 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. Session 6: April 17 – May 24, 2017 Cost: $30 Tennis & Fitness Member; $50 non-members, $10 per day drop in Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm NEW!

West Hills Tennis Player Portfolio

The West Hills Tennis Player Portfolio is a resource players can use **Facility Closed Sunday before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, Independence to connect with other tennis players for purposes such as finding new Day, Sunday before Labor Day, Labor Day and August 14-August 20 for an- opponents, teammates and subs for league. The portfolio is made up of West nual facility maintenance Hills Tennis and Fitness Center members and patrons who completed the authorization form allowing us to give out their contact information to other Looking for a place to host a birthday party, church group event or just to tennis players. The portfolio is kept at the tennis office desk and will be availhave a drop-in group get together? Private rentals are available for the swim- able any time upon request. If you submit the form and choose to opt out in ming pool, basketball court or room space. Contact us for more information. 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. Water Aerobics (fee includes tax) May Classes 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 Owatonna Pickleball Association and Owatonna Parks and Recreation Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00-5:55pm $30 per month – 4th Annual Spring Tournament – May 12-13 Tuesday 10:15-11:10am $10 per month Playing Locations Thursday 10:15-11:10am $10 per month • Indoor: Owatonna Senior High School and Willow Creek School Saturday 8:00-8:55am $10 per month • Outdoor: Morehouse Park Divisions June – July – August Classes • Mixed Doubles: Friday night 5:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday $30 per month • Men’s and Youth Doubles: Saturday 9:00am Choose one: 7:25-8:20am or 8:25-9:30am • Women’s Doubles: Saturday 1:00pm Tuesday, Thursday $20 per month Entry fee Choose one: 6:15-7:10am or 8:00-8:55am or 4:00-4:55pm • Adult divisions are $25.00 per person. If playing in two categories, Monday, Wednesday 4:00-4:55pm $20 per month the fee is an additional $5.00 each person. • Youth division is $10 per person. Lunch on Saturday is provided for participants, $5 for non-participants. Personal Trainer • Registration Deadline: is May 9th. If you are in need of a Personal Trainer, the Tennis Format: Un-officiated round robin, top 4 teams advance to single elimina& Fitness Center has just the person for you! Our tion. facility trainer, Aaron Halla, has a Bachelor of SciOnline registration is available on the Owatonna Pickleball Association ence degree in Physical Education, Non-Teaching website at owatonnapickleball.com. For more information, contact Connie (Exercise Science), an ACE Trainer Certification Markell – woohoosista7@hotmail.com or Renae Jeno - drjeno@isei.co and over 6 years’ experience as a fitness trainer.

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Pickleball Group Play Outdoor play for pickleball enthusiasts begins May 1st at the Morehouse Park pickleball courts. The courts will be reserved for organized play on the following days and times: - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm -

Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30 pm – dark

Players of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join the group during organized play times. There is no cost to play. Many players are available to help beginners learn the game or advance their skills. Players and teams rotate in and out so everyone gets the opportunity to play. Balls are provided and there are also a limited number of paddles available. Outside of the organized play times the Morehouse Park Pickleball courts are available for your use at whatever time fits your schedule. If you do not have paddles or balls these can be checked out from the Parks and Recreation department at West Hills. Please use athletic shoes with non-marking soles to protect the court surface. Owatonna Tennis Association 4th Annual Tennis Tournament August 4-6, 2017 Location: Held at Owatonna High School Tennis Courts Youth Divisions • Boys 12 & Under Singles • Girls 12 & Under Singles • Boys 15 & Under Singles • Girls 15 & Under Singles

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related to all positions as well as punting and kicking. Athletes entering 7th through 10th Grade will choose an offensive and defensive position and practice at both positions each session. All participants will receive a camp T-shirt. The Owatonna High School Coaching Staff as well as outstanding players from past and present Huskies teams will coach the camp. Brochures are available online at owatonnafootball.com as well as at the Park and Recreation offices. Participants may walk up and register the first night of camp. Please call or email Coach Williams at 444-8908 or jwilliams@owatonna.k12.mn.us for more information. Eleven at Seven – Central Park Concert Series Each Thursday evening a band concert or musical event is on stage at Central Park. The community band plays June 15, June 29, July 13 and July 27. The other nights are local groups, visiting musical groups from the area, or other entertainment. Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10 Horseshoe Pitching All league matches are on the lighted courts in Mineral Springs Park. •Tuesday evenings – Men’s League Contact: Mike Meyer at 363-2046 Join Cub Scouting Join us at Owatonna’s Central Park - Thursday, May 11th from 6:00-7:30pm – Rain or Shine. We will demonstrate some of the things boys will do in Cub Scouting, including the rain gutter regatta.  Families can try their hand at compass reading, challenge games, camping and other outdoor skills.  Leaders will be on hand to answer questions and help you sign up for Cub Scouting.  Cub Scouting is for boys in grades K-5.   Contact  SteveR.Flynn@Scouting. org or visit www.BeAScout.org for more information. 

SeniorPlace

A division of the Owatonna Parks and Recreation Department, it Adult Divisions is our vision that we become an • Men’s Singles (A & B Divisions) indispensable asset to boomers, • Women’s Singles (A & B Divisions) seniors and our community by offering programs and services that • Men’s Doubles (A & B Divisions) enable boomers and seniors to • Women’s Doubles (A & B Divisions) live healthy and meaningful lives in their own • Mixed Doubles (A & B Divisions) homes in their community. Need to Sign-Up? Have Questions? Email: owatonnatennis@gmail.com or Membership call Mark Rahrick at 507-390-6541 Owatonna SeniorPlace is a place for leisure and recreational pursuits for adults over 50 years of age. Our yearly memberships run from January through The Mission of the Owatonna Tennis Association is to Encourage, Promote December. By becoming a member of the Owatonna SeniorPlace, you are and Improve the Quality of Tennis in the Owatonna Area provided with full access to the facility, full participation to any of the daily programs or activities, great discounts to all programs, trips and activities. 2017 Owatonna Huskies Football Camp st The 21 annual Owatonna Huskies Youth Football Camp will be held Monday Another benefit that you will gain by becoming a member is being part of our August 7th through Thursday August 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Owa- partnership program. Membership dues: $37.58 (includes tax) per person. tonna High School. Athletes entering 3rd through 6th Grade will be taught skills


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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. For a complete list of all discounts, visit the Parks and Recreation website at ci.owatonna.mn.us or you can pick up a copy of the list at SeniorPlace. Facility 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: www.ci.owatonna.mn.us/parksrecreation/senior-place Facebook: www.facebook.com/SeniorPlace

Special Events

Mondays are Grandparents Day at River Springs Water Park! Grandparents get into the water park free with a paid grandchild. Dancing at the Elks The second Tuesday of the month, we’re dancing at the Elks from 1:00-4:30 pm. Thanks to the Owatonna Elks Club! This is a great time to socialize, dance and exercise! Refreshments and snacks provided. Entertainment Schedule: May 10th Luverne Wanous June 14th Hans Hohrman July 12th Ryan Herman Cost: $5.00 SeniorPlace member, $6.00 non-member

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warm and the food tasty. Come enjoy a delicious hotdog or hamburger, lively conversation, and a chance to win some great prizes. Please sign up through the SeniorPlace by June 23. In case of bad weather, we will take the picnic inside. We look forward to seeing you! Cost: $4.00 Aging Mastery Program (AMP) The Owatonna SeniorPlace is pleased to announce that we are offering a fiveweek health and well-being package to residents 55 and over. This is a wonderful opportunity for older adults to participate in, and reap the benefits of, this cuttingedge wellness program. The program goal is to empower older adults to make and maintain small but impactful changes. The classes explore navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, medication management, advanced planning, healthy relationships, falls prevention and community engagement. Each of these classes provide basic educational materials developed from highly trusted sources, a checklist of action steps, and a system for tracking behaviors over time. We are hosting our second 5-week course starting May 2. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:30pm, and going through June 1, 2017. Cost: $40 for the entire 5-week session. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please call Brad at the SeniorPlace, 507-444-4280. We are hoping to recruit a wide range of participants. If this program piques your interest…. stop by or call to learn more.

Trips

...Dancing is a great mental exercise that keeps your mind young, quick, and open. Swing on out to the Owatonna Elks club on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for some fun entertainment.

Old Log Theater – The Savannah Sipping Society: Thursday, May 18 In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique single Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate - and an impromptu happy hour - and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Lunch is included with the SeniorPlace Inc. Pancake Dinner trip cost. Register by May 3 Tuesday, May 9 Cost: $54 SP Members or $69 Non-Members 5:00 - 7:00PM Depart from SP: 9:45am - Lunch served at 11:30am - Show begins at Owatonna Eagles 1:30pm Cost: $6 in advance or $7 at the door Children 5 & under are FREE. Tickets available at SeniorPlace or Kottke’s. Treasure Island Resort & Casino Trip: Wednesday, May 10 This SeniorPlace Inc. fundraiser helps support programs and activities ran Try your luck at Treasure Island Resort and Casino. We will leave the Seniorthrough SeniorPlace. Place 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 SeniorPlace Membership Picnic: Tuesday, June 27 food voucher. 11:00am Register by May 3 Mark your calendar and enjoy our first SeniorPlace Membership Picnic. The Cost: $25 SP-Members or $40 Non-Members picnic is at SeniorPlace, on the Southside of the building. The weather will be   


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Winery Trip: Friday, June 9 Enjoy a relaxing wine tour as we travel to a few wineries in New Prague, MN. We will be making our first stop at Prairie Pond Vineyard and Winery. We will enjoy a wine tasting and lunch once we have arrived (lunch will be on your own at Prairie Pond). After lunch, we will get back on the road and head down the road to Next Chapter Winery for a wine tasting. Transportation and wine tastings are included in the ticket price; please remember lunch is on your own. Make sure to register early as there is very limited seating available. Register by May 19 Cost: $28 SP-Members or Non-Members $43 Depart from SP: 10:45am - Prairie Pond 11:30am-1:30pm - Next Chapter 2:00 - 3:30pm State Capitol and Union Depot Tours: Wednesday, June 21 NEW! Explore the capitol’s history, art and architecture. Be among the first to see the Capitol returned to its original 1905 appearance. We will also visit the Union Depot, learn about the history, recent renovation, sustainability initiatives, expanding transit options and much more. Lunch will be on your own, location TBD. Register by June 5 Cost: $18 SP-Members and anyone 18 & under or $33 Non-Member Depart from SP: 9:30am - Capitol Tour 11am - Lunch 12:15pm - Union Depot Tour 2:00pm   Treasure Island Resort & Casino Trip: Wednesday, July 12 Try your luck at 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 July 6 Cost: $25 SP-Members or $40 Non-Members Minnesota Lynx Game: Sunday, July 16 Cheer on the home team as the Owatonna SeniorPlace travels to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul to watch the Minnesota Lynx take on the Phoenix Mercury. Enjoy this game in a new setting while the Target Center is under yearlong renovation. Bring a friend, grandchild, or family member. Everyone is welcome! Register by June 28 Cost: $50 SP-Members and anyone 18 & under or $65 Non-Member Depart from SP: 3:45pm - Game starts at 6:00pm   St. Paul Saints Baseball Game: August 6 Enjoy outdoor baseball as Owatonna SeniorPlace takes a trip to the NEW CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints. Take advantage of this great opportunity to stroll through the beautiful CHS Field concourse. The Saints will be taking on the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks for a 5:05pm first pitch. Bring a friend, grandchild, or the whole family. Tickets are limited. Register by July 21 Cost: $32 for SP-Member and anyone under 18 & under or $42 for NonMember Depart from SP: 3:15pm - Game starts at 5:05pm NEW!

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Other Activities National Senior Health and Fitness Day Get moving on Wednesday, May 31; you will join an estimated 1,000 organizations hosting local Senior Day events for 100,000+ older adults across the country on the same day. The 24th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest older adult health and wellness event. Below is a list of programs and events that we have organized for anyone 55 years of age or over. Please note; you DO NOT need to be a SeniorPlace member to participate in any of these activities, so please feel free to bring a friend or family member with as long as they are 55 or better. 8:00 – 9:15 am: Walk with a Fitness Coordinator - ‘Importance of Health & Fitness’ NEW!

· Walk will begin at Morehouse Park Pavilion, we will then head down the trail to the Lake Kohlmier Pavilion and back. · Educational & hands-on seminar about active aging.  9:30 – 10:15 am: FREE Tai Chi · SeniorPlace Multi-Purpose Room  9:30 – 11 am: FREE Blood Pressure Checks at SeniorPlace  10:15 – 11:30 am: FREE Darts and Billiards · SeniorPlace Game Room  10:30 – 11:30 am: Pedigo Electric Assist Bicycle Demo · SeniorPlace Multi-Purpose Room & Outside · Partnership with Straight River Sports · Two and three-wheel bicycles will be available to demo  10:00 am – 12:00 pm: West Hills Tennis and Fitness Center · FREE Fitness for adults 55+ at West Hills 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Walking, Machine Workouts, Weight Lifting & Basketball - Must check-in at Fitness Desk and show ID · FREE Water Aerobics Session for adults 55+ 10:30 – 11 am & 11:05 - 11:35 am - Must pre-register for one class through SeniorPlace by May 26, limited spots available!  11:30 – 12:30 pm: Lunch at SeniorPlace · Please call 507-455-3195 by May 30 if you plan to eat lunch on May 31 · $4 per person (suggested donation)  12:30 – 1:30 pm: Healthy Eating for one or two! · Must pre-register through SeniorPlace by May 26, limited spots available  12:30 – 2:00 pm: FREE Table Tennis · SeniorPlace Multi-Purpose Room  1:00 – 4:00 pm: FREE Cards and Games at SeniorPlace · Mexican Train 1 – 4 pm - 3rd Floor West Room · Pinochle 1 – 4 pm - 2nd Floor North Room · Bridge 1 – 4 pm - 2nd Floor West Room  2:15 – 4 pm: FREE Shuffleboard · SeniorPlace Multi-Purpose Room

Tai Chi Wednesdays & Fridays @ 9:30am Cost: $1 for Member and $2 for Non-Member

Pilates with Susan Bernhart Mondays & Thursdays 9-10am. Cost $2 for Member and $3 for Non-Member.


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Yoga Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30-11:15AM. 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   Cribbage Mondays 12:45 pm Quilting Mondays 8:00 am Maj Jongg Tuesdays 9:00 am Billiards Tuesdays 8:30 am Golden Tones Tuesdays 1:30 pm Hand & Foot Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:45pm Table Tennis Wednesdays 12:30 pm Mexican Train Wednesdays 12:45 pm Bridge Wednesdays 1:00 pm Pinochle Mon, Wed & Fridays 1:00 pm Billiards Thursdays 12:00 pm Shuffleboard Thursdays 1:00 pm 500 Fridays 8:45 am BINGO Fridays 12:30 pm

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Fall Co-Rec Kickball

A six-week season with single elimination playoffs. Most games played at Morehouse Park and the Fairgrounds. Registration deadline: Thursday, July 20 Schedules available: week of August 15 Roster and player fees due: week of August 21 Fees: (includes tax) Team Fee: $128.00, includes 1 kickball per team - checks payable to Parks & Recreation Player Fee: $12.00 – checks payable to Parks & Recreation Recreation Leagues Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.

Silver Streaks Softball All members of SeniorPlace are welcome and encouraged to play. The team is open to men and women. Last year, senior softball consisted of two mornings each week in two different leagues from 9:00am to noon.  A lot of good outdoor fun and sportsmanship! If you are interested, contact Owatonna Senior Place at 507-444-4280 or call Bill Traetow at 507-413-0888.  

ADULT FALL SPORTS Fall Softball

The Owatonna Slow Pitch Softball Association along with Owatonna Park and Recreation offers Men’s & Co-ed softball programs. Games are played from late August through early October at the Fairgrounds softball complex. All leagues will play 5 weeks of double headers (10 games). Registration deadline: Thursday, July 27 (tentative roster and entry fee) Schedules available: week of August 22 nd Roster and player fees due: August 28 Fees (Checks payable to Owatonna Park and Recreation) Men’s 1 Wednesday $160.00 Men’s 2 Thursday $160.00 Men’s 3 Thursday $160.00 Co-Rec 1 Tuesday $160.00 Co-Rec 2 Tuesday $160.00 Player fees: $23.00 (includes tax) – checks payable to Owatonna Parks & Recreation

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Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum Phone: 507-774-7369 E-mail: museum@ci.owatonna.mn.us Website: www.orphanagemuseum.com  

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.

Supporting Recreation... and a Whole Lot More.

Learn the history of the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children • Tour Cottage 11, original cottage that housed boys 6-13 (1923-1945) • Cemetery (learn the history of 198 children buried there) • State School Museum (inside City Administration Building) • Call Anne Peterson for group tours of 10 or more (507-774-7369) • 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 Museum and Cottage 11 are closed major holidays.

Tours: Self-guided tours of the main Museum, Cottage 11 & grounds are free of charge. (Donations are appreciated.) Guided tours, including a presentation and 1930s film footage are available. Please contact the Orphanage Museum for details & reservations.

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:

• Recreation

- Sports, Leisure, Family fun

• Community

- People, Parks, Places

• Education

- Literary, Scientific, Historic

• The Arts

- Musical,Visual, Cultural

preserving the past ■ building the present ■ funding th ■ preserving the past ■ building the present ■ funding the future ■ preserving the past ■ building the present ■ funding ■

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

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