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Last updated on : 5/19/2007
NW 26th Street
Owatonna, MN 55060
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Parks & Recreation
CASHMAN PARK — 8 acres
Cashman Park was acquired in 1970 through a land exchange between Jack Cashman and the City of Owatonna. The City exchanged land, which it owned west of the Rock Island Railroad, for eight wooded acres now known as Cashman Park, which is accessed from N.W. 26th Street.
The first use of this area for a recreational purpose occurred between 1975 and 1978 when the Tonna Bowmen Inc. used the park for an archery field range. Vandalism of the range in 1977 led to the eventual decision to discontinue the operation of the range.
During 1979, the City accepted from Mr. Cashman, outlots A and B in the Lismore Addition No. 2 as additional access points to the park. These ten feet wide outlots were donated primarily to provide pedestrians access to the park from 4th Avenue N.W. and 23rd Street N.W.
The Park and Recreation Department developed a hiking trail throughout the park, during 1988. Future plans call for Cashman Park to be a trailhead for a city—wide trail corridor.
Access Point: NW 26th Street
It has been claimed that Cashman park was home to an indian massacre many many years back. This park is full of trails in the woods and is very beautiful in the day time. If you dare take a trip to Cashman park night, be careful. The spirits of the indians are still very upset with how their lives came to an unfair end. Never travel alone, always stay in pairs, especially at night. Also, another word of warning, Teenagers will often come into these woods during the daytime to mess around with bike jumps. In the past Cashman park has been known to house parties for teenagers with bad intentions and had often been a place for people to do their drugs with out being caught by authorities. Please be aware of the park rules and make sure to check in with the propper authorities if you plan to venture into this park after hours. Also, if your lucky enough, you might just have an indian spirit chase you out of the park, or make you feel very unwelcomed.
Closing Hours: All city parks in the City of Owatonna shall be closed from 11:00 o`clock PM until 6:00 o`clock AM on the following day.
Prohibited Acts: It shall be unlawful for a person to possess, bring, carry, scatter, dump, deposit, leave or have under their actual physical control a glass beverage container in or within a City park, except for receptacles containing milk or baby formula used and possessed for the nursing of infants and receptacles containing prescription medications used and possessed by a person for whom such prescription is prescribed or possessed by a person caring for such person for whom the prescription medicine is prescribed.
Removal of Natural or Vegetative Material: No person shall remove from any park any plant or other natural object which exists in nature.
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