PARK AND RECREATION SUMMER PROGRAMS
Summer camp, swimming lessons, soccer, diving, golf, the Bob Welch Aquatic Center and more. The summer program guide is available online now, and we are taking registrations! We accept registrations in person and over the phone.
LIFEGUARD / WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
Make friends, MONEY, and a DIFFERENCE in your community. Become a lifeguard or water safety instructor.
BOB WELCH AQUATIC CENTER SUMMER RENTALS – FAMILY REUNION
Looking for a location where everyone in your family is taken care of? Rent the BWAC for your upcoming family reunion. Family members will enjoy a day at the pool with out the crowd. Amenities include zero depth entry, diving boards, drop slide, 2 playgrounds and a BRAND NEW SLIDE.
Please call the Winona Park & Recreation Dept. 507-457-8258 for reservation information.
GUARD START, Jr. WSI
This is an opportunity for young adults entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Learn the skills, knowledge and attitudes associated with life guarding and water safety instruction. You will also be able to support the lifeguard staff and your community swimmers during the season. For more information call 507-457-8258
EAST RECREATION CENTER OPEN HOURS:
Our normal operating hours are Monday through Thursday: 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday: 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Come visit Winona’s very own drop-in recreation center. We are located at 210 Zumbro Street and love to meet new friends! Play some ping-pong or a little pool. Use your imagination with our puppets and dress-up clothes. Participate in a pick-up game of basketball or volleyball in our full gym, or simply come to relax and read a good book. We like having you around.
Attention all Daycare providers and parents of pre-schoolers: The East Recreation Center is opening its doors on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. for “Pre-Play”, an age-appropriate recreational experience! The program is free and open to the public. Come and see what it’s all about!
Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to Open Volleyball, we’re bringing it back again in 2010! On Monday and Thursday nights from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. we will open our doors, put up our nets, and invite you to come and play! All are welcome to join!
TABLE TENNIS WITH TIM:
East Recreation Center on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Learn to play table tennis the original way and have FUN too! Come join Tim for an evening of one-on-one instruction and play. Everyone is welcome to join!
FUN FRIDAYS WITH BETH
When you arrive at the rec. on Fridays at five… Beth will be there to engage your senses and stimulate your creativity! Check out the things you can do! These events are free and open to the public.
April 16: Make your own candle
April 23: Root Beer Floats
FOR THOSE WHO MISSED THE ADULT SOFTBALL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
We held our Adult Softball organizational meeting Wednesday, April 7, 2010. For those managers who were not present, please stop in at the Recreation office in City Hall to pick up your materials and make sure the information on the schedules are correct before leaving our office. Please pick up these materials ASAP. Your final schedules are also ready for you to pick up to distribute to your players. The league games and/or exhibition games will begin the week of May 2 barring weather conditions. (There will be no umpires for the exhibition games but bases will be out.) Enjoy the season and remember not to get so “Blood and Guts” about the games-these are recreational leagues-keep them fun!
ADULT SOFTBALL EXHIBITION/REGULAR GAMES BEGIN MAY 2, 2010
Managers have received their materials and game schedules. The exhibition games and regular season games begin the week of May 2, 2010. Reminder: These exhibition games are not officiated. In these exhibition games, if your team is not going to play, please call the other manager to let them know so they can call another team to play if they’d like. The bases are already out and will be left out through the spring until school is out. Special Note: Some leagues do not have exhibition games because of the number of teams and length of the season. Be sure to check your schedule, some leagues start the week of May 2nd with a regular league game.
SOFTBALL FIELD RESERVATIONS CAN NOW BE MADE-BARRING BAD WEATHER
Teams registered in any of our Park & Recreation leagues may reserve any of the five Bambenek fields at the Lake. Youth and Women’s leagues may also reserve the Dakota Street Field when available as well as the Bambenek fields. These reservations may be made by phone or in our office (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday) a week in advance, but not for more than one field at a time; you must use your reservation before you can make another reservation. For example: You reserve a field for Wednesday-after you have used that field you can come in or call (between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) the next day, Thursday, and reserve a field for any day up through the next Wednesday. Note: You must come to the Park Recreation Office in City Hall and make a personal appearance to reserve a field and pick up a “Field Reservation Slip” or you may call the office (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday) to reserve a field and we will email or fax the “Field Reservation Slip”. Fields can be reserved for 1 hour during the week (6-7:00 p.m. or 7-8:00 p.m.) and two even hours on the weekends (6-8:00 a.m., 8-10:00 a.m., etc.) If by mistake, a game is being held on the field you have reserved for practice-games take precedence over practice reservation slips. Please respect the fields and the surrounding equipment. Only reserve the field if you know that you are going to use the reservation. Let us know if you are not using the field. We have many people waiting to use the fields. Try to hook up with another team to practice with when possible, thus allowing more teams to practice. In spite of having a field reservation, if the fields are wet and in bad shape please don’t use the fields-use good judgment.
4.8 SKATE PARK NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON
The 4.8 Skate Park is now open for the season at 210 Zumbro (East Recreation Center). The skate park will not be locked but all participants must leave the skate park by 9:00 p.m. daily. There are no age requirements. Helmets are strongly recommended and all other safety equipment is also recommended such as knee/elbow pads, appropriate footwear and shirt. Skateboards, rollerblades and BMX bikes are allowed. The park is free and open to everyone. Specific rules are posted at the park along with other important information. Please be respectful of the Skate Park, supervisors and each other. Come enjoy the park.
4.8 SKATE PARK – RULE OF THE WEEK
Helmets are strongly recommended. All other safety equipment is also recommended such as knee/elbow pads, appropriate footwear, and shirt.
ADULT SOFTBALL LOCAL RULE OF THE WEEK – LEGAL BATS
Bat Ruling: A player, who steps in the batter’s box and uses an illegal bat will be out, ejected for that game plus the next game – dead ball situation, base runners must return to their original base. If a player uses an altered bat, the batter is out and ejected for the rest of the season. Safety standards for bats have been established by the ASA. A complete list of legal and illegal bats for ASA and league play is listed on the ASA website at www.asasoftball.com, certified equipment section. (Bats are listed according to their manufacture.) The illegal bats listed will remain illegal all season, no recertification of those listed bats. The ASA may update this list as additional bats are tested and retested. For non-approved (illegal) bats the listing is at the same website, clicking on the appropriate area. All newly purchased bats that have been approved must have the ASA certification mark on them. All bats must not be listed on an ASA non-approved list and must be on an approved bat list published by the ASA. (As new bats are manufactured and tested these lists may change.) (All legal bats must fit the umpire’s bat ring, with no dents or cracks, be appropriately taped, and have a legal “knob”.) (ASA Approved wood “softball” bats are also legal.) 2009: “Grandfathered” bats are no longer authorized in ASA for 2010. Any bat listed on the illegal bat list cannot be used. 2010: Men’s 35 & Over League: Only ASA approved legal “wood” softball bats will be used in our local Men’s 35 & Over league. Teams must provide their own wood bats. Wood bats must be completely made of natural wood-no synthetic aluminum, composite or other alloy on any part of the bat.
CITY HALL OFFICE HOURS
City Hall office hours from September 8 to May 28 are open to the public from 8 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday only. There is a drop box located on the 4th St. side of the City Hall building for your convenience for any before and/or after hours for City Hall Department business. If using drop box, please address the envelope to the appropriate department it is to go to.
5 CONVENIENT WAYS TO REGISTER FOR PARK & REC. PROGRAMS
1) NEW - OVER THE PHONE WITH VISA OR MASTERCARD, 457-8258;
2) In person at City Hall, 207 Lafayette Street, Suite 105 with cash, check, Visa or MC;
3) By mail with check, Visa or MC and registration form;
4) By drop box with check, Visa or MC and registration form; Drop box located on the 4th Street side of City Hall;
5) By fax with Visa or MC and registration form, 457-8219.
Check out the city website at www.cityofwinona-mn.com.
ACTIVITIES CANCELLATION NUMBER- 507-457-8220