Green Island Park

2312 7th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601

Park Description

Green Island has something for everyone, but what it is known for is the ice arena and the worker's memorial grove. Other than that, there is a softball field, basketball court, open area, play tower, shelters, and fishing.

Park Amenities

  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Open Area
  • Shelter
  • Sledding Hill
  • Softball Diamond
  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing

Park History 

Green Island Park started with talks about a proposed park being built on Green Island in 1979. In the Spring of 1980, a debate came up over what type of ice rink would be included in the new park. The Common Council agreed that a large shelter area was needed and could be used as an open-air rink in the winter. A few years later, and much debate, a $322,800 ice arena was built and the park officially opened (January 1983). After many years of fun-filled time, a marble monument was dedicated in the park called "Labor's Grove", which memorializes those who lost their lives in the performance of their jobs (1991). Along with the monument, several trees were planted next to the marker.