Pettibone Equipment Rental

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The La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department offers the opportunity to rent canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards at the Pettibone Park Lagoon.

Rentals are available Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, from 12:00pm-8:00pm daily. Please note that schedule is subject to change depending on weather. If you have any questions about our hours, please call us at 608-789-7533.

Equipment Type Price                                               
 Kayak  $10.00
 Tandem Kayak  $10.00
 Paddle Board  $10.00

Rental Information:

  • All rentals are cash only. There is not an ATM located onsite, so please come prepared.
  • The cost covers equipment rental and includes paddles and personal flotation devices.
  • Renter is responsible for lost, stolen or damaged equipment. 
  • Renters must CARRY the equipment to their location, no equipment can be dragged across the concrete. The staff will NOT assist with carrying equipment so please come prepreated.
  • All renters are required to complete a waiver before using the rental equipment.

NEW COVID-19 Protocol:

  1. We will NOT be collecting collateral for equipment rentals to decrease the contact between staff and users.
  2. ALL rental equipment (kayaks, paddle boards, life jackets, and paddles) will be sprayed with disinfectant before it is available to use. 
  3. Our staff will be required to wear a mask when interacting with the public. 
  4. Life jackets, paddles, and kayaks/paddle boards will be placed outside the fenced area for public to use. 
  5. When you are waiting in line for equipment rental, please remain behind the red line to allow for social distancing.
  6. If you are not feeling well or are experiencing any symptoms, PLEASE stay home and do not rent the equipment.