Memorials, Donations, Scholarships & Volunteer Information
Memorials gifts have been a welcome and thoughtful addition to the City of Winona’s parks for many years. Park furniture such as benches and picnic tables and tree donations are a welcomed gift at any of our parks. Monetary donations may also be given to the Parks and Recreation Office.
If you wish to make a park furniture donation, please complete the Park Furniture/Tree Donation Application. If you wish to make a monetary donation or a donation not found on our Park Furniture/Tree Donation, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 507-457-8258.
The City typically donates to other 501(c)3 non-profit organizations or organizations working to raise funds for a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Unable to make cash donations, the City will contribute limited memberships and services, such as memberships, program registrations, etc.
Scholarships are available to remove a financial barrier to recreation. Qualifiers may receive 35% or 45% off of Lake Lodge and Bob Welch Aquatic Center memberships as well as most youth programs. Scholarships need to be renewed annually.
To apply for the program, please complete the Scholarship Form and return it to the Parks and Recreation Office along with documentation of financial need. The documents that are accepted are a copy of the school nutrition letter or your current tax return/IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter. Hardships are also considered in the application process.