Maynard Johnson field dedication event August 24


Field dedication

On the evening of August 24, the Winona Park and Recreation Department will be dedicating Bambenek Field 1 to Maynard R. Johnson. Johnson served 28 years with the department, and oversaw an estimated 41,000 softball games (among many other duties) during his tenure. Players and fans are invited to attend a short dedication ceremony at 5:30 p.m. prior to the men’s slow-pitch softball playoff games which begin at 6 p.m. The rain date is August 31.

Kickball, volleyball managers meeting

Please remember to attend the mandatory managers meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at city hall in the third-floor council chambers at 5:30 p.m. for all co-rec kickball managers and at 6:15 p.m. for all co-rec volleyball managers. A manager or team representative from each team must be present at these meetings. The managers will receive all league information at this meeting. Co-rec kickball will play on Bambenek Fields on Sunday afternoons beginning on September 10, 2017. Co-rec volleyball leagues will play on Monday and Wednesday nights at St. Stan’s and/or the East Rec. Center beginning on Monday, September 11, and Wednesday, September 6, and ending in early December. Men’s/women’s volleyball will then begin in early January and end in late March.

Volleyball officials, gym supervisors meeting

The Winona Park and Recreation adult co-rec volleyball officials meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 7 p.m. at city hall in the third-floor council chambers. All officials, supervisors and subs, please attend this meeting. At this meeting you will fill out all necessary employment paperwork and be given all league information.

Softball plaques

The softball season is beginning to wind down. Managers, as you win either your league and/or playoffs, please stop into the Park and Recreation office to pick up your plaques before you forget.

Trash and aluminum cans

Please help keep the ballfields clean and park maintenance costs down by placing any empty cans and trash in the bin provided at each field before heading home for the night. Aluminum can collectors do not pick up cans like they used to so staff have been picking them up off the ground, requiring extra staff time to do so. Organizers are currently discussing recycling options at the fields. No glass is allowed at city parks.
For more information, call the Winona Park and Recreation office at 507-457-8258 or visit


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