Lueth Park

1200 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
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Park Description

Lueth Park is located by the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Lueth Park is well known for the skate park. Outside of the skate park, there is many things to do. There is a playground, shelter, a softball field, and plenty of open space.

Park Amenities

  • Restrooms
  • Open Area
  • Shelter
  • Playground
  • Softball Diamond
  • Skatepark

Park History 

Lueth Park was started as the First Ward playground. In honor of Edward Lueth, a long-time First Ward resident and member of the Common Council since 1941, the First Ward playground was renamed Lueth Park in 1949. In 1957, the Park Board Minutes show that a lot of unplanned work had been undertaken, as a result of the rerouting of the southern end of Lang Drive from the north end of 12th Street to the north end of West Avenue. A new beginning took effect in August 1999, when spearheaded by the Youth Initiative group, the Skateboard Park opened.