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Special Olympics Skiing Practice is cancelled for 1/16/20 due to the cold temperatures. 

Special Olympics Team Basketball Practice at Lincoln Middle School is cancelled 1/17/20 due to a gym conflict. 

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 January-April Parks & Rec Connect is NOW AVAILABLE! We have youth, adult, senior and special recreation programs to choose from!

    Click Here for the Connect
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    Figure Skating Exhibition

    Presented by La Crosse Figure Skating Club! Admissions: Students & Seniors: $2 Adults: $3 Age 6 & Under: FREE

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    Groundhog Dinner Fundraiser

    Join us on Saturday, February 1st from 4pm-7pm at Moose Lodge and support our club! Ages 6-15: $5; Ages 16+: $9

  • Plunge

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

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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!

Winter Recreation Path Established

The City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has established a winter recreation path that will be maintained as an option for those in the community wishing to remain active outdoors during the Winter. The new path, named Wintertide Loop, connects the Jim Asfoor Trail with the Vietnam Veterans Trail, and features an updated blacktop surface, as well as scenic views of the La Crosse River and the Riverside Park International Friendship Gardens.

Beginning in the Riverside Park International Friendship Gardens, Wintertide Loop will take users north onto the Jim Asfoor Trail to Monitor Street. Heading northwest on Monitor Street towards Lang Drive, users will turn right onto the bridge at Lang Drive. Remaining on the southwest side of the bridge, users will connect onto the Vietnam Veterans Trail and continue south, finishing back into the Riverside Park International Friendship Gardens. Wintertide Loop will receive snow removal attention and various winter care as needed throughout the winter months and will be maintained with the department’s highest priority. Please keep in mind that a major snow event that requires full plow operation throughout the City may delay the service to the path. 

For more information, please refer to the map.
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