Plenty of ways to play while you stay

Families will find plenty of activities to while away the day in Winona thanks to our family-friendly parks and bountiful kid-inspired recreation opportunities, from an aquatic center to a skate park to delightful playgrounds

Check out our list of Five Things Families Love About Winona here

Picnic Spots

Picnic baskets welcome
Whether picnicking with sandwiches in a basket or hot dogs on the grill, Winona’s plentiful picnic spots will give you the perfect place to plop down for a leisurely picnic in the park.

Kids' Play Environments

Activities kids will go wild over
If you’re looking for things for kids to do, treat your children to one of Winona’s unforgettable playgrounds where they can run, climb and swing to their heart’s content on equipment perfectly designed for kid activities.

Indoor Climbing for all

WSU hosts public climbing center
(Closed for remodeling) The Climbing Center at Winona State University is one of the largest university climbing walls in the Midwest.

Disc Golf

Throw like a champ
The Woods, The Willows and West Lake disc golf courses are fabulously free places to play this popular sport in Winona.


A cool way to spend the day
Winona’s public swimming beaches and state-of-the-art aquatic center that boasts a zero-depth pool and scream-inducing water slide offer great ways to cool off on a warm summer day.

Learning About Nature

An ecotourism heaven
Winona’s rich river-valley ecosystem is right at your fingertips, with nature study as close as a walk through one of our pristine parks or refuges or a drive to a regional nature center.

Family Camping

Adventure under the stars
Pitch a tent or pull up an RV and stay a spell in one of the area’s campgrounds designed to suit your style, whether it’s family camping or remote campsites with a spectacular view.

Dog-friendly Parks

Room to run in pet-friendly places
Winona’s dog-friendly parks give everyone a chance to stretch their legs when you’re traveling with pets, who are sure to love our wide-open spaces as much as you do.