Park & Recreation

COVID-19 Impacts to Winona Parks and Recreation Services

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All City of Winona Parks & Recreation facilities are closed to the public until further notice in response to health concerns regarding COVID-19. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our number one priority and we are working closely with the City Manager’s Office to monitor the situation in order to prevent the spread of the virus in our community. We will post news online and on our social media channels to keep you updated on the latest information of when operations may resume.

The Parks & Recreation Office is closed however staff are available by email and will continue to check the voicemail box for messages. 

3/25/2020 – Govenor Walz orders issues ‘stay-at-home’ order to slow down infection rates for COVID-19 and give the state time to build up testing and hospital capacity and expand the supply of medical resources. The order begins at 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 27, and ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10. It asks for residents to stay home when at all possible.

3/19/2020 – Public access to all city facilities will be suspended beginning March 19, 2020.

3/13/2020 – The following facilities, programs, and events are suspended, closed, or canceled until further notice.

  • Adult sports- SUSPENDED. Adult basketball and volleyball seasons are suspended until further notice.
  • Bud King Ice Arena- CLOSED.  
  • City Hall- CLOSED. The offices remain open to serve the public over the 
  • East Recreation Center- CLOSED. Includes preschool programming, open recreation hours, adult & youth sports, Farmer’s Market, and all private rentals.
  • Lake Lodge- CLOSED. 
  • Prairie Island Campground- CLOSED.
  • Private rentals- CLOSED. Rentals of lodges, shelters, pavilions are no longer being accepted.  Private rentals can be rescheduled or fully refunded by emailing [email protected]
  • WABO basketball program- CANCELED.
  • Winona Friendship Center- CLOSED.

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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Public input period is now closed

The City of Winona is asking for public input on the Bluff Traverse Conservation and Recreation Area Natural Resources Management Plan that was developed by Barr Engineering and presented to City Council at a public meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020. The public input period will end on March 3, 2020.  

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THE BLUFF TRAVERSE CONSERVATION AND RECREATION AREA MASTER PLAN

Sugarloaf, Garvin Heights, and Bluffside Parks
WINONA, MINNESOTA  //  DECEMBER 2018  

December 18, 2018

The draft of the City of Winona’s Bluffs Traverse Master Plan is presented for public viewing.   

THE PARK AND RECREATION COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM PLAN

ACCESSIBLE. FLEXIBLE. CONNECTED.
WINONA, MINNESOTA  //  DECEMBER 2018

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO VIEW THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OUTLINE OF PROPOSED UPDATES TO THE PARK SYSTEM.

System Plan Information

The City of Winona has embarked on an exciting journey by creating a Park and Recreation System Plan that identifies implementation steps to guide investment and development over the next 15 years.

With the last Plan dating back to 1978, this is an incredible opportunity to build on the City’s tradition of protecting the environment and embracing outdoor recreation and to define a vision for the future. The most important part of the process is having direct feedback from residents, community leaders, and other valued stakeholders.

Together, we will provide a vision for the future!

SYSTEM PLAN TIMELINE

Through a strategic Comprehensive Plan schedule, ISG and the City, along with other stakeholders and contributors previously mentioned, worked to compile, assess, review, and finalize applicable Plan details through formal compilation of the City’s System Plan document. Below is a consolidated overview of the Plan’s schedule and timeline.

 

 

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LEADERSHIP

Directors

   
Chad Ubl Assistant City Manager / Community Services Dir. [email protected]
Patrick Menton Assistant Recreation Director [email protected]
Malia Fox Friendship Center Director [email protected]

Coordinators

Ali Mayer Bob Welch Aquatic Center & Bud King Ice Arena [email protected] 
Alicia Lano Outdoor Recreation Coordinator [email protected]
Laura Hoberg Friendship Center Coordinator [email protected]
Lee Gundersheimer  Arts & Culture Coordinator [email protected]
Tom White Adult & Youth Sports Coordinator [email protected]

Administrative Assistants

Carissa Koehler   [email protected]
DeeDee Follansbee   [email protected]