Hood Park was opened in the year 1909 and is located on the South side of La Crosse. This park is filled with activity from ice skating in the winter to a large open field and is also located less then a block away from the South Side Neighborhood Center. Hood Park has a newly built playground and a shelter with arcade games inside.
- Open Area
Hood Park was started as a purchase from the Michael Brewing Company in 1909. The purchase was for $3,900 for the Adams Street Playground. As with Powell Park, it was bought one year after the Board of Park commissioners was created and was working on establishing a comprehensive park system. Hood Park was designed to have an open field area for games and skating, with a shelter to be constructed as a warming house. In 1910, the skating shelter house was constructed for $567.12. Many years down the road, 1969, a fence was installed around the park. A few years later, 1977, a cement block structure was erected costing $29,999.