Parks & Recreation

All Parks & Recreation programs and events are temporarily closed or suspended until further notice.

All Parks, trails, playgrounds and outdoor restrooms are open.

Update on Facilities, Programs, and Event Closures

The following facilities, programs, and events are temporarily suspended, closed, or canceled until further notice.

  • Parks and and trails: FULLY OPEN — usage is at an all-time high!
  • Playgrounds:FULLY OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE. Not sanitized regularly; please use caution and bring sanitizers/cleaners.
  • Bob Welch Aquatic Center: CLOSED FOR SEASON.
  • Winona Public Library:  CLOSED, with re-opening to be determined. Currently offering curbside pickup and dropoff for books, providing virtual programming and digital services. Winona Area Public Schools summer lunch bus is at the library Monday-Friday at 11-11:30 am.
  • Adult Sports:  Softball season begins July 6; fields open for use and reservations.
  • Bud King Ice Arena:  CLOSED FOR SEASON.
  • City Hall:  TEMPORARILY CLOSED. The offices remain open to serve the public over the phone and email.
  • Community Garden:  OPEN
  • Dog Park:  OPEN
  • East Recreation Center:  CLOSED, planning to soon offer open hours with physical distancing guidelines, as well as in-person and virtual programs.
  • Lake Lodge:  CLOSED, planning for re-opening — date to be determined
  • Municipal Band Concerts:  June concerts are canceled. The next possible start date is Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
  • Parks (all 27) & Playgrounds (all 14):  OPEN. Playgrounds are not sanitized.
  • Prairie Island Campground:  Open to seasonal and RV campers. Closed for the season for short-term recreational campers. The campground is taking on long-delayed upgrades and renovations.
  • Winona Friendship Center:  Closed. Offering virtual programming, and exploring options for use of wellness center. Senior advocates are actively serving clients.
  • Youth Sports / Programs:  Youth programming may happen in small pods, or be offered virtually.

This list will be modified as needed; please visit our website at cityofwinona.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/winonaparkandrec/ for the most current updates.

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Winona Community Center Project

The City of Winona is about to embark on an exciting opportunity to unify, expand, and renovate two community assets. Joining the two facilities together, the Friendship Center and East Recreation Center will bring a new and improved, recreational facility and community gathering space to better serve the community’s wellness and recreational needs. By renovating the existing East Recreation Center, the facility will be transformed to enhance user experience, overall functionality, and use of space. To do this, we want to hear from you! Tell us your ideas to make the new Community Center Winona’s next great place. The results of this work will inform design plans being developed now through the end of the year.

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Online Facility Reservations & Equipment and Field Rentals
Online Facility Reservations

The Park & Recreation Office is currently taking ONLINE reservations for facility rentals (shelters & lodges).  The renter is responsible for guests adhering to the physical distancing guidelines along with abiding by the limited number of people at gatherings to 10 indoors; 25 outdoors.  Shelters and lodges will be available for full-day rentals beginning on July 1 for small group gatherings and events.  No half day options are available at this time.

Please reserve facility rental reservations online to make payment and sign the waiver.  Please read through all instructions regarding damage deposit, key pick up, cancellation policy, social distancing, and limited number of people at gatherings.

Online Facility Reservations

Facility Brochure

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Equipment & Field Rentals

If you are looking to reserve a field, please fill out the Field Rental Form and return it to our Park & Rec Main Office. The Coordinator will review your request and will get in contact with you to make the reservation.

FIELD REQUEST FORM

If you are in need of fun picnic equipment, print out the below Equipment Rental Form, fill it out and turn it into the Park & Rec. office at least 5 days prior to when you need to pick up the equipment. Payment is due at the time you turn in the form in order to secure the equipment. Refunds are issued if you cancel your equipment rental at least 5 working days prior to the pick-up date, less a $5 processing charge.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL FORM

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Recreation Centers, Community Garden and Neighborhood Park
Bob Welch Aquatic Center

2020 SEASON

** The Bob Welch Aquatic Center has been closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19 risks.

The Bob Welch Aquatic Center features a 208-foot water slide; Olympic size swimming pool, zero depth, mushroom waterfall, two diving boards, lap swimming, playground area, bocce ball court, concessions, and large grassy area/deck. The pool measures 18,400 square feet and holds 607,000 gallons of water. The Bob Welch Aquatic Center is located at 780 West 4th Street in Winona. All dates and hours of operation subject to change due to weather, attendance, or unforeseen circumstances. Please call the cancellation line for weather or sanitation updates on swim lessons and pool operation at 507-457-8220.

Open Swim: Monday – Friday 12:00-6:00 pm
  Saturday & Sunday 12:00-7:00 pm
     
Lap Swim: Monday – Friday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
  Saturday & Sunday 12:00-7:00 pm
     
Concessions: Sunday – Saturday 12:00-6:00 pm

Register for Swim Lessons

Bob Welch Aquatic Center Rules & Reminders

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Level Descriptions

Rates:

Memberships: $48 per person

Daily Entry: $5 (ages 19 & up) and $4 (ages 5-18)

10 Punch Pass: $37 (1 punch per person, per visit)

No charge entry for 4 & Under

** Any child who is not fully potty trained, or has been for less than 1 year, must wear plastic pants over a swim diaper.  The Bob Welch Aquatic Center has plastic pants in various sizes available to purchase for $2.00.  Customers may also bring their own plastic pants, but will be required to purchase if the child does not have proper plastic pants to go over the swim diaper.

Facility Rental Rate:

** We will not be accepting facility rentals for 2020.

Cabana Rental: 

A covered shelter area with two picnic tables is available for rental.  The cost is $100 to secure and reserve the space for a 2-hour block, either 12:00-2:00 pm or 3:00-5:00 pm.  Regular admission applies for each person in the group (daily rate, membership, or purchase a punch card).  You may bring in food, cake, and gifts.  The cabana is located on the east side of the aquatic center near the diving board.  Concessions are available and located on the west side of the aquatic center.

Reserve Cabana Online

Group Rate Information

Below are some resources for your group visit planning. If you have additional questions, please contact the Park & Rec office at: (507) 457-8258. 

Group Policy

Group Rate Sheet

Online Group Request Form

Printable Group Request Form

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East Recreation Center

  

FALL HOURS

September 3 – December 30
Monday – Friday, 3:00-7:00 PM / General Open Hours
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00-11:00 AM / Preschool Open Gym
CLOSED DATES:

WINTER/SPRING 2020
January 6 – May 22
Monday – Friday, 3:00-7:00 PM / General Open Hours
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00-11:00 AM / Preschool Open Gym
CLOSED DATES:  

SUMMER 2020
OPEN June 8 – August 14  ***TEMPORARILY CLOSED*** 
CLOSED DATES:  

Fall 2020

***TO BE DETERMINED** 

Rules and Special Notes

Call for Program Proposals

Submit a Program Proposal

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Friendship Center
Lake Lodge Recreation Center

Buy your annual membership here!

Whether it is kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, renting the lodge/boats, tandem biking, log rolling, long boarding, or just taking in the beautiful view, Lake Lodge is sure to offer an experience that floats your boat!  Winter activities to include ice skating, snowshoeing, and indoor activities at the Lake Lodge.

Winter: January 6 – February 28

  • MONDAY – FRIDAY 4:00-7:00 PM.
  • SATURDAY – SUNDAY 1:00-7:00 PM.

Spring: May 1 – 27 (CLOSED FOR SPRING SEASON DUE TO COVID-19)

  • MONDAY – FRIDAY 4:00-7:00 PM.
  • SATURDAY – SUNDAY 1:00-7:00 PM.

Summer: June 1 – August 31 (TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER UPDATES)

  • MONDAY – SUNDAY 12:00-8:00 PM.

Fall: September 1 – 30

  • MONDAY – FRIDAY 4:00-7:00 PM.
  • SATURDAY – SUNDAY 1:00-7:00 PM.

*SESSIONS, DAYS & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Lake Lodge Annual Pass – $22 per person:

Members enjoy unlimited watercraft and equipment rental all year long good for summer and winter activities.  Participation in the sunrise and full moon paddles is also included.  The annual pass is good for one calendar year from the date of purchase and can be purchased online or in person during open hours.  There is no charge for 4 and under, but still require registration, signed waiver by parent, and check in.

Purchase Lake Lodge Year Pass Now!

Lake Lodge Day Pass – $11 per person:

Usage is limited to 45 minutes per watercraft, as they are available.  Day passes can be purchased in-person at Lake Lodge.  There is no charge for a

daily pass for those 4 and under, but still require registration, signed waiver by parent, and check in.

Additional Info:

  • Each person needs to purchase a day pass or have a valid yearly pass.
  • All participants must sign a waiver and check in with Lake Lodge staff at every visit.
  • Individuals under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign waiver.
  • Individuals under 16 must have a parent/guardian sign waiver and accompany them on the lake.
  • No alcohol is allowed.
  • All membership and day pass sales are final.

Lake Lodge Group Paddle Request

Lake Lodge Waiver

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Neighborhood Park

PR Neighborhood Park Jpeg

The purpose of the ERC Neighborhood Park is to provide an Inviting, Inspiring, and Engaging place for people to gather and play.

Inviting: Our park and programs appeal to a wide variety of ages and uses.
Inspiring: Our space spurs imagination and discovery.
Engaging: Our actions/programs engage and build relationships with our neighbors.

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Winona Community Center

 

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Prairie Island Campground

Prairie Island Campground is now taking reservations for the 2020 camping season!  Please visit Prairie Island Campground at www.prairieislandcampground.com.

Prairie Island Campground provides a safe family camping atmosphere along the riverfront of the majestic Mississippi River. Adults and children alike will enjoy the abundance of activities provided by the park and the surrounding community. Some of the campground attractions include: 106 electrical, 69 non-electrical, and 4 organization group sites (all on level ground) as well as campground and public boat launch.

The natural beauty of our river valley and prairie will impress people of all ages. Adjacent to the campground is a fenced dog park and and a deer park.  The Kiwanis Shelter located near the spillway is available for rentals through the City of Winona – Park & Recreation Department.

Campground Reservations & Inquiries:  www.prairieislandcampground.com
Jamie Schell, Manager 507-452-4501
1120 Prairie Island Road North Winona, MN 55987

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Prairie Island Dog Park

 

               Location – Across from Prairie Island Spillway

Off Leash Dog Park Rules/Regulations

For the protection and enjoyment of all dog park users, please observe these rules:

  • Hours of Operation: Sunrise to Sunset.
  • Enter at your own risk – City of Winona is not responsible for any damages, stolen property, or injuries.
  • NO glass containers, NO food, and NO smoking inside the dog park.
  • Dogs must be leashed when entering/exiting the gate and outside the fenced area.
  • Handlers must carry a leash at all times – dogs must wear collar and identification.
  • Electric collars, prong training collars, or choke chains not to be worn inside the park.
  • No personal dog toys from home allowed; eliminates possessive problems.
  • Maximum of two (2) dogs per user per visit.
  • Handlers assume full responsibility for their dog(s).
  • NO children under the age of 10 – all other minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Clean up after your dog and dispose of appropriately.
  • Professional dog trainers may not use the area to conduct business.
  • No dogs can dig holes – owners must fill immediately.
  • Puppies must be at least 4 months old.
  • Dogs must have visible current vaccination tags and current dog license.
  • Handlers must be in verbal control and within sight of their dogs at all times.
  • Nobody allowed in the dog park while mowing the area.
  • No female dogs in heat (season).
  • Aggressive dog behavior is not allowed – picks fights, attacks, or bites.
    • If aggressive, leash immediately and give a “time out” in a vehicle or walk leashed dog outside the park.
    • Several aggressive incidents with another dog – the dog should be leashed and taken home for the day.
    • If serious aggressiveness on two or more occasions, stop coming to park until after correcting the behavior with an animal behaviorist or trainer.
    • If you witness aggressive behavior, calmly approach the owner and let them know your concerns.

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Parks & Trails Resources

Other Parks, Trails, and Resources

East and West Lake Bike Path Distances

East Lake: 3.7 miles

West Lake: 1.8 miles

Both Lakes not using Huff Street: 5.3 miles

Bridge by inlet to Vila Street: 0.4 miles

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Bud King Ice Area

670 East Front Street
Winona, MN  55987
(507) 454-7775

Closed for the 19/20 season

Schedule

Opening Day: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Closing Day: Monday, March 16, 2020

The Bud King Ice Arena is a multi-million dollar renovation project that was created through a partnership between the City of Winona and the Winona Area Youth Hockey Association (WAYHA). Under a management agreement between the two organizations, the City is responsible for maintaining and operating the facility and WAYHA is responsible for programming. This public/private partnership has produced a new indoor ice refrigeration system and outdoor ice rink that overlooks the beautiful Mississippi River.

For information pertaining to open skate times, skating lessons, and hockey programs, please visit the WAYHA website at http://winona.pucksystems2.com/  or email  winonayouthhockey@gmail.com

For information regarding the ice arena facility, contact the City of Winona at (507) 457-8258.

Fees
SERVICE FEE
Skate rental $1
Public skate / hockey daily fee $3
Season skate pass $30
Skate sharpen $5
Skate sharpen (new skates) $10
Sharpen punch card (6 sharpens) $30
Rent the ice (1 hour) $125
Rent the ice Club/non-profit (1 hour) $100

 

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Public Skate/Public Hockey

Public skating is a fun filled atmosphere for all ages to enjoy. Skating sessions begin in November and run thru March. The arena is a great place to bring a youth group, birthday party, or reward your employees with a company outing. Open sessions are subject to a capacity limit.  Paid admissions begin 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the session.

WHEN
Check the Winona Area Hockey Association’s website for open skate times at http://winona.pucksystems2.com/

FEES
We accept CASH and CHECK. We do not currently accept credit cards at the Bud King Ice Arena.
Admission $3.00 per person
Skate Rental $1.00 per person Skate Sizes range from Child Sizes 8-5 and Adult 6-14
Season passes are available for $30 per person – Click for more information or to purchase online

Types of Public Skating

YOUTH PUBLIC HOCKEY – Ages 17 and under. Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult
These sessions are designed for youth hockey players who want to skate with a stick, and a puck. Different than a Public Skate session where all-ages can skate for pleasure, skaters during Open Hockey sessions can work on their individual skating, stick/puck handling skills, or play small hockey games with their friends.
Nets and pucks are provided.
Helmets with face shield are required.

ADULT PUBLIC HOCKEY – Ages 18 and over
Adult Open Hockey is an opportunity for players 18 years of age and up to practice hockey skills on the ice.
Nets and pucks are provided.
Helmets are required.

PUBLIC SKATE – All ages
All-ages pleasure skating for fun and fitness. Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Skate rental size availability may be limited.
No sticks or pucks.

PUBLIC SKATING TIPS

Before you arrive…
Dress appropriately, the rink is chilly so don’t forget your sweatshirt or jacket. Helmets (hockey or bicycle), elbow and kneepads are strongly recommended but not required. Gloves are a good idea as well, not only will they keep your hands warm but protect you from the sharp skate blades.  Also, don’t forget to wear long pants and one pair of socks that come above the ankle.

  • Once you are at the rink…
    Follow the Arena Staff and Skate Guard directions and requests.
  • Skates must be worn on the ice, no shoes.
  • Both hockey and figure skates are available for rent.
  • Please skate with the flow of traffic.
  • Public Hockey: helmets are required for under 18 years old and strongly recommended for 18 and up. Hockey pads/gear is additionally recommended.
  • No carrying of young children while skating.
  • There are a limited number of skating aids available by request.
  • No hockey sticks or pucks are permitted during the public open skate.

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Season Skate Pass

$30 per person – Good for all public skate, public hockey 

Passes are good for all public skate times at the Bud King Arena including Winter Break and Spring Break. Go to the Winona Area Youth Hockey Association website to view the public skate times.

HOW TO PURCHASE SEASON PASSES:

  • In-person at City Hall, Parks & Recreation Office, Suite 105, 207 Lafayette Street
  • Online at www.cityofwinona.com

View the Public Skate Schedule and learn about other skating opportunities by visiting the hockey association website at  www.winona.pucksystems2.com

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Rent the Ice

Celebrate your birthday at the “coolest” spot in Winona. With two full-size rinks and expansive views of the Mississippi River, Bud King is a great party venue. The entire arena is reserved for you! Feel free to bring in your own party decorations and supplies and don’t forget the cake! The commons area is conveniently located adjacent to the ice so your guests can comfortably watch or choose to play. Choose between a skating party or a hockey party, and our skilled birthday party coordinators will arrange all the details.

All parties or rentals take place during non-public skating sessions. For more information on scheduling, please call the Winona Parks and Recreation Office at (507) 457-8258 or email at recreation@ci.winona.mn.us.  Reservations require a minimum of 2 weeks prior to event to coordinate staffing and rink availability.

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Outdoor Neighborhood Ice Rinks

The City of Winona Parks and Recreation Department maintains eight free public skating rinks throughout the City from December through February.

Please follow these rules to ensure a safe and pleasant skating experience.

GENERAL SAFETY & SKATING RULES

  • Dogs (leashed or unleashed) are not allowed at this park.
    • City ordinance 36.03 ANIMALS IN PUBLIC PARKS
  • The rink is not staffed or supervised; skate at your own risk; helmets are recommended.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible to watch and care for their own children.
  • Public skating is available seven days a week from 8:00 AM-9:00 PM.
  • Stay off the rink if the surface is not completely frozen, during inclement weather, and when staff is clearing snow or resurfacing the ice.
  • Hockey is not allowed: no pucks, sticks, or goals.
  • Skates must be worn on the ice at all times.
  • The City of Winona is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Tag, racing, keep away, sticks or pucks (or other shooting devices), taking of hats, gloves, or mittens, tossing of snowballs, etc. are prohibited.
  • ZERO TOLERANCE: profanity, verbal threats, bullying, or acts of violence.

Patrons using the outdoor City rinks do so at their own risk and voluntarily assume all risks associated. The City of Winona does not accept responsibility for related risks or injuries. Users are personally responsible for ensuring they are fit to participate in physical activities. Anyone with a condition affecting his or her ability to participate must take appropriate safety precautions to ensure his or her own safety and is encouraged to be accompanied by an adult or guardian knowledgeable about their condition.

There is zero tolerance of any forms of abuse, harassment, and/or bullying. The City of Winona reserves the right to dismiss a patron whose behavior violates these rules, endangers his or her own safety, or the safety of others.

Patrons should keep in mind that this rink is a public resource and a place for fun and personal development for all ages and abilities; please help preserve a positive environment by honoring this Code of Conduct and reporting any violations to the City of Winona Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Levee Park Patio

Closed

Outdoor Ice Rink.  Lights run from dusk to 9:30 pm; no admission fee; no skate rentals; no staff
Located at: 1 Main Street – MAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

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East Lake Ice at Lake Lodge Recreation Center

Closed

Before heading out on ice:

The City and the DNR does not measure ice thickness on Minnesota lakes. Your safety is your responsibility. Check ice thickness at least every 150 feet. For more information, visit the MN DNR Ice Safety page here. 

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Lake Lodge Recreation Center

Located at: 113 Lake Park Drive West – MAP

Three outdoor ice rinks.  Lights run from dusk to 9:30 pm
Lake Lodge is a Recreation Center with a small yearly membership fee; no fee required to skate on the lake.
Staff, skate rental, snowshoe rental, broomball, and other winter games free with membership.
Free Wireless internet and warm cozy fires.

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Bob Welch Aquatic Center Rink

Closed

Located at 780 W. 4th Street.  –MAP
Outdoor Ice Rink. Lights run from dusk to 9:30 pm; free; no staff

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Tillman Lodge Rink
Located at 549 Kerry Drive – MAP

Outdoor Ice Rink. Lights run from dusk to 9:30 pm; free; no staff

Valley Oaks Rink
Located at 260 Valley Oaks Drive – MAP

Outdoor Ice Rink. Lights run from dusk to 9:30 pm; free; no staff
The Valley Oaks Lodge can be rented for private parties, celebrations, and gatherings year round.

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Knopp Valley Park

Closed

Outdoor Ice Rink. Lights run from dusk to 9:30 pm; free; no staff
Located at 200 Knopp Valley Drive – MAP

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Adult & Youth League

Currently the following programs are open for registration

2020 Kickball Registration Information

2020 Volleyball Registration Information

Online League Registration

Park & Rec Adult Sports Schedules & Standings

Free Agent Form

CANCELLATION LINE:  507.457.8220 after 4:00 pm

Game Cancellations/Weather

I. Field Conditions
a. If we have received a significant amount of rain, it is possible some or all fields may not be playable by game time.
b. If the fields are deemed to be unplayable due to poor conditions, a notice of cancellation will be placed on the Park & Recreation Cancellation Line (507-457-8220) at 4:00 p.m.
c. If it should rain after 4:00 pm, it will be the umpire’s decision as to whether or not the game will be played. If there is any doubt – – – show up!
d. Please refrain from calling the Park & Recreation office, instead call the cancellation line.
e. If the games are cancelled due to wet conditions, please stay off the fields!

II. Severe weather
a. If severe weather occurs, umpires will suspend the game and make note of exactly where the game left off (score, inning, outs, hitter’s count, runners on, etc…).
b. Umpires may delay the game for up to 30 minutes if it looks like the weather will be passing through.
c. If the game does not resume, it will be made up at a later date, and subsequent games for the evening also will not be played.

III. Rescheduled Games
a. In the event that a rained out or suspended game must be rescheduled, the Recreation Department will do the rescheduling.
b. One make-up week is built into the end of the regular season schedule to accommodate rainouts. Make-ups may also be added to existing league nights, as 9 p.m. games or on a
different field when possible. If more than 2 weeks of games are rained out, not all games may be able to be made up

IV. Umpire No-Show
a. In the rare event that an umpire fails to show up for your game, play the game using a mutually agreed upon umpire, call the Recreation Department the next morning with
the game score and name and address of the person who umpired the game so they can be compensated.

Kickball – Co-Ed

Co-Rec Kickball Rules

Leagues are played with teams consisting of both men and women with a max of 16 on the roster. Games may be played with a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of nine (9) players on the field at one time. Games consists of 7 innings with a 55 minute time limit. See the complete list of rules.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Registration opens: July 1, 2020

Registration closes: August 21, 2020
Teams registering after the deadline will be assessed a $60 late fee. League space is limited; teams will be added late only if space allows.

Fee: $180 per team
Full payment due at time of registration *Note: credit card is the only payment method for online registration; if your sponsor needs to pay Park Rec directly by check, you must register in-person. We cannot refund personal payments if you later receive a sponsor check.

Season: Sundays, September 8-October 27, 2019 (11/03/2019 reserved to accommodate one makeup game.)

Times: 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 PM

Team rosters due: Friday, September 25, 2020

Final day to change rosters: Friday, October 9, 2020

Format: Co-ed, min 6, max 9 players on the field to play (must have equal numbers or more females on field). Allowed up to 6 infielders, must be equal male/female or more females. **Players must be 16 years old by December 31 of the current year.

Co-Rec Kickball Registration

Pickleball – Co-Ed
 

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Winona Ice Park

High above the Mississippi, just northwest of the iconic Sugar Loaf, lies one of Winona’s newest parks.  .  It’s not the normal green space that we’re used to seeing for a city park, but instead a veil of ice flowing down from atop the bluff.  Using the stone walls of an old quarry and hundreds of feet of hose, which slowly shower water down the cliff, the Winona Ice Park is one of just a few of its kind in the nation.

The Winona Ice Park is a premier ice climbing destination due to its location within the city of Winona, trail accessibility, and the quality of ice.  This free attraction is not only for climbers, though, many hikers and snowshoers have been enjoying the trail up to the park and watching the climbers in action.

A big thank you to the adjacent landowners and volunteers who support this project and make it possible. This resource is a privilege, let’s all work together to ensure access continues for years to come. Please be respectful of other visitors, adjacent private property, and the environment. Now let’s get into some details so you can get here and check it out!

Logistics:

● Parking is located at the Sugarloaf Trailhead on East Lake Boulevard (along the road by Edina Realty)
● Access the park by hiking the Sugarloaf Trail to the saddle then take the trail to the right (look for signs)
● Access to both the base and the top is from the same trail- there is NO access from the top of the bluff to the Ice Park- please do not park up top
● Please do not build anchors over the trail
● Know before you go- check the City website and/or Facebook to be sure the Park is open- we will periodically close for maintenance or to farm more ice. For your safety do not enter the park if it is closed as we could be clearing loose ice or debris.
 Facebook Groups:
 Winona Park & Recreation
 Winona Ice Park
 Midwest Ice Conditions.

Ice Park Rules:

● Crampons and helmets are required for all persons climbing
● Helmets are required for all people within the climbing area
● No unattended fixed ropes allowed
● Please be courteous and respectful to your fellow climbers
● It is suggested that all children are accompanied by an adult
● Please do not cause unnecessary impact to the climbing area
● Practice “Leave No Trace” principles while on public land- pick up trash, do not damage the rock, etc.)

We look forward to seeing you at the park or in town enjoying a post climb appetizer at one of our local establishments – stay safe and have fun!

NOTE: The City does not offer guiding or equipment for the Ice Park, however, there are local outfitters that may fulfill your needs.

Big River Climbing Guides

WSU’s Outdoor Education and Recreation Center

IN THE NEWS:

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Winona Municipal Band Concerts

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COVID-19 UPDATE:
The Band has extended its potential start date to Wednesday, July 22. Social distancing of the band members and the audience is key so we anticipate that the full band will not be present and spectator seating will be distanced. The band could operate with fewer musicians in a number of small groups to play selections such as a Flute quartet followed by a low brass piece or Wind quintet and a Clarinet selection.

Free Weekly Concerts

Historic Bandshell at East Lake Winona
Wednesdays 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 dates have been modified to: July  22 & (tentatively) August 12

The Winona Municipal Band is implementing the following procedures pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Those with COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) should not attend.
  • Band members will perform while spaced at least 6’ apart from each other.
  • Audience members are expected to maintain proper social distancing and wear masks.
  • Half of the benches at the Bandshell will not be available.
  • Audience members who bring their own chairs will be expected to set up in locations at least 6’ away from other attendees.

If you intend to listen from within your car:

  • Those with COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) should not attend.
  • Each household should be in a separate car; carpooling does not comply with social distancing.
  • Attendees must remain in the vehicles they arrived in.
  • If attendees are in cars with the windows up for the entirety of the ceremony, cars may park immediately adjacent to one another.
  • If attendees are in cars with windows down, cars should park 6 feet apart.

The Winona Municipal Band is set to partake in another amazing year at the Lake Park Bandshell. The Bandshell has been the home of the band since 1924!

We hope you can take in one of the free concerts happening weekly at the Lake Park Bandshell!

If the weather is questionable call 507-457-8220 to determine if the performance has been cancelled.

Map to Historic Bandshell

For more information:  www.winonamunicipalband.org

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