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 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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 FOCW (Friends of Chester Woods) and mail along with registration form to the

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

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: Dress in layers and bring along extra sweaters, sweatshirts or jackets. At the park it can often be much different than in town. By dressing in layers you will be able to add or remove clothing as needed for the type of day.

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.