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    Parks, Recreation and Forestry

The City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department’s Mission is to enrich our community through stewardship of the environment and through provision of quality recreation, facilities and fun.

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    The 2020 Polar Plunge returns to Black River Beach on Saturday, March 7th! More details coming soon.

    Register Your Team!
  • Skate Your Feet To the Toe-Pick Beat! Show Poster copy

    Presented by La Crosse Figure Skating Club March 6, 2020 at 7:00pm March 7, 2020 at 2:00pm

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    Save the Date!

    Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2020 All City Sign Up event on Saturday, April 18th from 7:00am-10:00am at the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center!

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    Neighbor's Day

    Saturday, May 2, 2020 is a day for the community to come together to help the elderly and disabled individuals spruce up their homes for spring!

  • Grandad Marathon Logo

    Saturday, May 9, 2020. Register for the Inaugural Full Marathon!

    Click here for details
  • 2020 Public Works Open House
    5th Annual Public Works Open House

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Rain or Shine 8:00am-2:00pm Municipal Service Center (2000 Marco Drive)

New Pay Stations at Boat Landings

Coming in January 2020

Customers will now have the ability to pay for boat launch parking facilities in a variety of ways and locations.  No more stickers on trailers needed! Boat launch permitting will now be per vehicle license plate.  ALL VEHICLES using the boat launch parking facilities must be registered with either a daily permit or season permit.  New pay stations located at all boat launch parking facilities will allow customers to pay for their daily or season permits on-site.  On-site purchases can be made with credit card or exact cash.  Permits can still be purchased in person or over the phone at La Crosse City Hall Parks & Recreation Office, the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center, or the South Side Neighborhood Center.  If choosing this option, be sure to know the license plate for each vehicle being registered.  Daily pass purchase option is also available with Passport, a pay by phone app: http://www.passportparking.com/

Click here for pricing, locations and more information.

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