Updated – Wet Conditions Force Temporary Park and Trail Closures

Winona, MN – Seasonal wet soil conditions mean some parks and trails will close temporarily, according to Assistant Recreation Director, Patrick Menton. The closures will remain in effect until further notice, depending on weather conditions. Using parks with wet or muddy soil conditions can cause serious damage and require costly repairs.

“The City normally closes certain parks and trails in the spring because the ground is not firm enough to support use without causing damage,” said Menton. “We ask that people stay off of these areas because even a little amount of use can permanently destroy the grass or trails and create depressions that, once dry, cause water to pool or erode making conditions worse.”

The City of Winona reminds park and trail users to obey the closures and not go around blockades, posted signs, or tape at the following parks:


  • All parks, trails, or fields where the surface may be harmed from use.
  • All ball fields excluding Gabrych Field
  • Bluffside Park / Holzinger Trails, upper and lower
  • Sugarloaf Bluff Park and Trails
  • Gabrych Baseball Field
  • Lake Park Soccer Fields

We ask that people stay off of these areas because even a little amount of use can permanently destroy the grass or trails and create depressions that, once dry, cause water to pool or erode making conditions worse.

For more information, call the Department of Parks and Recreation at (507) 457-8258 or email [email protected] Follow us on Facebook, “Winona Park & Recreation.” 


Seasonal Maintenance Worker

Application Deadline

Open until filled

How to Apply

Please fill out an online application by clicking the Online Application button below.

Online Application


Job Description

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each minimum qualification which consist of:

  • Ability to work independently with little direct supervision, exercise sound judgement and problem solving skills
  • Must be responsible and reliable
  • Experience participating in and/or supervising recreational sports programs
  • Strong verbal communication and customer service skills
  • Current CPR/ first aid certification or willingness to obtain
  • Ability to lift/ carry up to 30 lbs

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently stands; walks; sits; talks or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Employee occasionally must climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell.

Employees regularly lift up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


  • City of Winona Online Application


  • Criminal history checks will be conducted for all positions.

The City of Winona is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The City considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 2019 John Latsch Human Rights Award

Seeking Nominations for the
 2019 John Latsch
Human Rights Award

The Winona Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for an award to honor an individual or organization that made an outstanding contribution to the community of Winona concerning human rights issues.

The eligible recipient should be an individual or organization (business, non-profit, volunteer group, faith-based group) from Winona County and has helped reduce barriers to persons of protected classes and has fought discrimination in the City of Winona or Winona County.  Vulnerable groups may be the “protected classes” defined in the Minnesota Human Rights Act, namely, those who may suffer discrimination because of age, race, color, creed, gender, religion, disability, family status, marital status, national origin, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation.  Their contribution may be in the form of one act, or a series of activities over a period of time, but must have an impact on a substantial number of Winona residents through the act/s of winning or preserving equality and justice for groups of people whose circumstances make them vulnerable to prejudice, discrimination, or injustice.  This contribution must go beyond the recipient’s usual organizational mission and/or personal employment.

If you know anyone who should be considered for the John A. Latsch Human Rights Award, please tell us about them!

The Commission intends to honor the recipient of the award a future Winona City Council meeting.  Nominations must be received by April 26, 2019.  For questions, please contact the Winona City Clerk’s Office at 507-457-8200.

2019 Nomination Form

Central Reuse Study

Read and download the report by clicking here.

Housing Rehabilitation Brochures

Ability Home Rehabilitation Program Brochure

2018 SCDP Owner Occupied Rehab Brochure

2019 Small Cell Wireless Facilities Aesthetics Policy


Boards & Commissions Vacancies

The City currently has openings on several of our boards and commissions. 

  • Board of Adjustment – 1 position
  • Cable TV – 3 positions
  • Fine Arts Commission – 1 position
  • Heritage Preservation Commission – 2 positions
  • Human Rights Commission – 5 positions
  • Recreational Waterways Commission– 2 positions

To apply, please fill out this application form and submit to the City Clerk’s office.  Please contact the City Clerk for more information. 

Boards & Commissions Application Form

Application for City Commissions

Please print out, sign, and send your Application for Boards to the City Clerk, PO Box 378, Winona, MN 55987.

Madison Public Meeting Presentations

Please see below for presentations given at the Madison property reuse meeting on 11/27/18:

Madison Reuse Presentation

Engage Winona Madison Reuse Presentation