Day in the Park


Join park staff and volunteers in helping persons with disabilities enjoy the park. A variety of activities are planned. Obtain registration forms and activity information by contacting: Karen Meyer at Rochester Park and Recreation, 507 328-2539.

Picture of attendees to a Day in the Park 

Day in the Park 2018

Sunday, September 15, 2019

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Friends of Chester Woods; Chester Woods and Olmsted County Parks; Oxbow Park; Rochester Civitan Club; Hiawatha Homes; Bear Creek Services; Cardinal Homes; Rochester Parks and Recreation.

Ages: Person with a Developmental Disability. Please bring an aide or staff.

Payment: Make checks payable to Park & Recreations mail or bring along with registration form to:

Parks & Recreation Department
201 4th Street SE #150
Rochester, MN 55904

If paying by credit card please call 507 328-2539.

Be Sure to Bring: Extra snacks, medication as needed, any specific adaptive equipment needed, suntan lotion, bug spray, extra clothing. Bring fishing gear/sack lunch etc if you wish to stay beyond the time of the scheduled events.

Helpful Hints: Park Admission is waived for the day. Beverages will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and hike the trails after the event. Wear clothes and footwear appropriate for the various weather changes/conditions and activities.

Day of Event: Everyone will check in at the gate and receive a schedule, map, name tags, instructions, and details on the day of events and activities. 

In case of inclement or threatening weather the day of the event, call the Rain Out Line at 507 226-9406 ext. 7 for a recorded message about the event's status!