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Proposals will be evaluated by Parks and Recreation staff.
The placement of enhancements in the park system must be compatible with the existing comprehensive park system plan, individual park plans, and/or capital improvement program (CIP) requirements of the City of Winona with the final decision as to location and donation type to be determined by the Parks and Recreation Department and Park Superintendent.
Memorials shall not detract from or overpower the scenic or architectural values of the existing environment. Memorial donations, which are large in scale, may be considered on a case-by-case basis, as they relate to park planning processes and the CIP process.
Non-designated monetary memorial donations will be used to meet current needs of the department as recommended by the department director.
Memorial plaques or other naming designations are not allowed on or near Memorial Trees.
The City is not responsible to replace damaged, stolen, or vandalized memorials.
Once the exact location has been approved by department staff, the purchaser will be instructed to pick out and pay for the tree(s) at Winona Nursery, Address: 1280 Frontenac Dr, Winona, MN 55987. Phone: (507) 452-6237 and notify Parks and Recreation when the purchase is complete. Parks and Recreation Staff will pick up and install the tree in the agreed upon location. There are no additional fees for tree installation.
The City does not coordinate the installation with personal ceremonies. Memorial plaques or other naming designations are not allowed on or near Memorial Trees. The City is not responsible to replace damaged, stolen, or vandalized memorials.
Notice: the City is no longer adding new benches to the East or West Lake Park but may replace existing non-memorial benches.
Once the application is approved including donation location, furniture type, and cost, payment in full must be made to, “City of Winona Parks and Recreation.” The City will place the park furniture order once payment in full is received.
The City does not guarantee permanency of the memorial. If a memorial must be relocated, staff will attempt to notify the donor, in writing, at the address shown on the completed Memorial Donation Agreement Form. The City is not responsible for damaged or stolen donations. If the donation is at the end of its life expectancy, the family will be given the first option to repurchase and replace.
The Director’s approval must be received before the ordering and installation of the memorial may proceed. The City shall be responsible for the installation and protection of the work, within reason. Once installed, the memorial becomes City property.
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