Recreation Centers

Lake Lodge

Lake Lodge Recreation Center is situated on East Lake Winona at the foot of Main Street. A variety of outdoor equipment is available to rent including ice skates, snowshoes, canoes, kayaks, longboards, bicycles, and stand-up paddleboards. All equipment must stay within Lake Park or East Lake Winona except snowshoes. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Indoor and accessible bathrooms are available.


January 6 - March 5, 2023
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm 
May 12 - June 9, 2023Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm 
June 10 - August 20, 2023Every Day: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
August 21 - September 17, 2023Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm 

Floating Concert

  1. Group Paddle
  2. Programming


Equipment may be rented daily or membership options are available. Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Summer Items

Daily Rental Rate

Disc Golf Disc






Youth Bicycle*


Adult Bicycle*


Tandem Bicycle*


Stand Up Paddleboard**


Single Kayak**


Tandem Kayak**


Pedal Boat**


Tandem Canoe**


* Includes Helmet, **Includes Paddle & PFD.

Winter Items

Daily Rental Rate

Broomball Stick w/Broomball


Hockey Stick w/Puck


Ice Skates




Membership Options*


Summer Season Pass


Winter Season Pass


Individual Yearly Pass


Family Yearly Pass (up to 4 people
in same household)


Financial assistance is available for memberships. If you think you may qualify for assistance, please submit a Parks and Recreation Scholarship Application

To purchase a membership, visit us online or purchase at the Lake Lodge when you come. 

*Membership includes access to all Lake Lodge equipment. There is no charge for 4 and under, but still requires registration, signed waiver by a parent, and check-in.

East Recreation Center

 Patrons must be at least 7 years old to attend the ERC without an adult.

Membership is free, but required. Participants will need to provide their current address, phone number, and emergency contact. Memberships can be made in person at the East Recreation Center.

 All hours are subject to change without notification at any time.

The East End Recreation Center includes a large gym, with 2 basketball courts, and a large gaming and lounge room with seating, pool table, table tennis, craft tables, and toys. There are bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a studio room with full-length wall mirrors and a projector screen. The East Recreation Center block includes an outdoor park and a playground.  The rec center has approximately: 60 folding chairs, 35 stackable chairs, 8-8’ tables, and 10-6’ tables. No alcohol is allowed in the East Recreation Center.  Wi-Fi is available.  Staffing is required for reservations. Capacity: Game Room 140, Gym 466, Studio Room 26.

  1. Open Gym

Open Game Room

Monday-Friday 3-7pm                                                                                                          

Saturday 9am-1pm on the following dates: 

  • January 21, February 4, February 18, March 4, March 18, April 1, April 15 2023                                                                                                                                 

Open Gym

Monday-Friday 3-7pm  

*Open gym end time may vary depending on sports leagues

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am

ECFE Drop-in Thursdays, 10:45am-12:15pm

Thursdays, 8-10pm.  

Drop-in basketball ends 11/27 and will resume after basketball league.

Adult Drop-In Pickleball *

Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm

Adult Drop-In Volleyball*

Mondays 8-10pm

*All adult drop-in activities require a $2.00 daily drop-in fee or $10.00 annual membership.

Bob Welch Aquatic Center

The Bob Welch Aquatic Center is a zero-depth, Olympic-sized pool with a 208-foot water slide, 2 diving boards, lap lanes, a large patio, large grass area, shade, and two playground structures.  No alcohol is allowed.  Choose to pay for a daily admission, 10-punch pass, or seasonal membership.  

Group Reservations

We request that you notify our office as soon as you have a date in mind for a visit. This will ensure the facility is staffed appropriately.

Please complete the online Group Request form. You will receive an email confirmation within 5 business days of your request being sent. 

Group visits can be scheduled Monday-Friday from 12:30pm-6pm and/or Saturday and Sundays from 12:30pm-7pm. 


There are three payment options to choose from. Please select the option that will work best for your organization.

  • 100% billed. If you would like to be billed for your visit to the Aquatic Center, we are happy to bill you on a
    monthly basis. Our office will process all group visits to the Bob Welch Aquatic Center around the 1st and 15th of each month. Invoices will be generated and mailed within five business days.
  • 100% paid. If you would like to pay at the time you check-in at the Bob Welch Aquatic Center, we accept cash, check or credit card. The front desk will provide you with a total for your admissions and a receipt. 
  • Membership*. For some of our groups that come weekly, purchasing memberships is a cost saving avenue for them. If using the membership option, we will request the same information at check-in and will require a roster be submitted with the total number of staff and the names of youth participants that are present that day. Since it takes time to check-in several participants, we will allow the group to enter the facility while Aquatic Center staff complete the check-in process as time permits at the front desk. Once all participants have been checked-in, any discrepancies will be reported to group staff. Any student or additional staff member that does not have a membership, the group will be billed for. Groups are encouraged to purchase memberships for staff.

*Please note that each membership (student or staff) is $50. There are no group rates or discounts offered.


Once we have received the date(s) your group wanting to visit the Aquatic Center. A confirmation email will be sent to ensure the right dates/times are selected for your group. Within this email will also be a copy of the Aquatic Centers’ rules for you to review with your group to ensure you have a safe and fun visit.


Upon arrival to the Bob Welch Aquatic Center we ask that one representative from your organization check-in at the main desk. When doing so the rest of the group should remain on the bus or outside the doors. 

The Aquatic Center staff working the desk will ask the representative from your group the following information:

  • Staff member’s name
  • Name of person that scheduled the visit 
  • Total number of adults & youth present
  • Roster of youth in attendance for the day (only if using membership billing) ** See membership billing information 

Once the Aquatic Center staff has complete information they will ask a manager to meet your group at the gate to the right of the main building. The manager will open the gate for your group to enter the facility. This will avoid lines and congestion in the main lobby. Once inside the gate, please pick a meeting spot for your group during the day and enjoy the facility. 

A manager will review the rules before anyone enters the water and will answer any questions with your staff and students. 

Group Rates

Daily AdmissionGroup Daily Admission*Tax exempt Group Daily Admission**Membership***
4 & UnderFreeFreeFreeFree
5-18 Years Old$4.00$3.50$3.26$50.00
19 & Over$5.00$4.50$4.19$50.00

*To receive the group rate, your organization must have 20 or more paid daily admissions in a visit.
**To receive the tax-exempt rate, please confirm we have a current tax-exempt certificate on file with the Park and Recreation office when you schedule your group visit.
 ***Each membership is $50.00, there are no group rates or discounts offered.

Weather & Sanitation Situations

From time to time the Bob Welch Aquatic Center may experience an unexpected delay in opening, partial closure or complete closure. Below are the guidelines staff will use in the event of inclement weather or a sanitation emergency, and how it will impact your group. 


 The air temperature must be 65 degrees for the Aquatic Center to open. If the air temperature does not reach 65 degrees by the scheduled opening time, the Aquatic Center will delay opening. Additionally, if the air temperature drops below 65 degrees while open, the Aquatic Center may close temporarily and/ or close early for the day. 

Inclement weather includes thunder, lightning, and extreme downpours. Should any of these weather conditions arise, the Aquatic Center will either delay opening or temporarily close. When thunder and lightning are present, there is a minimum of a 30 minute closure. The 30 minute time frame resets for each sighting of lightning or audible sound of thunder. 

There are no refunds or complimentary passes for weather-related closings. 

Sanitation Emergencies

 Sanitation emergencies occur when there is fecal matter or stomach contents from vomit in the pool. In following the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control, the following protocols are in place:

  • Solid fecal matter: ~30* minutes closure from the time chemicals enter the water
  • Loose fecal matter: Closure for the day
  • Vomit with stomach contents: ~30* minutes closure from the time chemicals enter the water
  • Vomit without stomach contents (water): No closure needed

*Closure time is based on chemical levels and will vary based on the situation

If your group has been at the Aquatic Center for less than one hours when a sanitation emergency occurs, complimentary passes will be issued for paid entries only. A group representative will need to check-in with management prior to leaving. 

Cancellation Information 

 Any time the Aquatic Center has an adjusted schedule the Winona Park & Recreation Facebook Page and Website will be updated as soon as possible. Often inclement weather and sanitation emergencies happen without notice and the Aquatic Center staff’s focus is ensuring the safety of patrons that are in the facility.  We cannot guarantee advance notification if there is an unexpected closing. The best practice is to check OR If there is no message that means the Aquatic Center is open for regular hours. 

If your group is unable to come in for your scheduled time, please call 507-453-1646 and ask to speak with a manager. 


  1. Admission Rates
  2. Swim Lessons
  3. Advanced Aquatic Classes
  4. Group Visit

2023 Season

Regular Season Opening Date: June 10, 2023

Regular Season Closing Date: August 20, 2023

Monday- Friday:
Open swim - 12:30pm-6:00pm

Access to facility & grassy areas will be allowed after 12pm. Open swim will begin at 12:30pm.

Saturday & Sunday:
Open swim - 12:00pm-7:00pm

5 shareable lap lanes will available during open swim sessions.

At least 3 lap lanes will always be available during swim lessons for individuals interested in lap swim from 10am-1pm and 6pm-8pm. Other lanes may be used for learn to swim lesson programming.

2023 Admission Rates

All memberships and the punch card may be purchased online or in person at the BWAC or Parks and Recreation Office.

Individual Membership (per person): $50.00 

Family Membership (up to 6 people residing in the same household): $155.00

Digital Punch Card: $37.00/10 punches

Daily Fees: $5.00/adults;  $4.00/youth (4 and under free)

Financial assistance is available for memberships. If you think you may qualify for assistance, please submit a Parks and Recreation Scholarship Application


Bud King Ice Arena 

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.

 Bud King Ice Arena


The Bud King Ice Arena is located at:
670 East Front Street
Winona, MN  55987

You can contact the arena at 507-454-7775.

Contact Us

For information pertaining to open skate times, skating lessons, and hockey programs, please visit the WAYHA website  or email WAYHA.

For information regarding the ice arena facility, contact the City of Winona at 507-457-8258 or visit us online.