Community Partnership

Outdoor Education and Recreation Center

Are you interested in learning new skills, meeting new people and getting outside? The Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (OERC) is the place for you! Whether its rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, camping or backpacking, the OERC can help you learn the requisite skills or provide equipment needed for your next adventure.

We are here to serve the greater Winona State community by offering trips, clinics, trainings and equipment rentals to promote the development of lifetime outdoor skills, learn about safety and proper technique, gain an appreciation and concern for our natural environment and have a great time!


City of Winona Parks and Recreation

The city of Winona Park and Recreation Department and Winona State Universities Recreation, Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation department have a true partnership that began in 2002 from the co-design of a single program. Both departments now rely on each other and work together to meet their own and each others goals.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Winona area offers a number of volunteer opportunities that help to develop leadership skills and confidence, adding distinction to your resume through assisting organizations with your time and talents.