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The City of La Crosse is proud to offer programs and activities for all ages!  We have year-round programs for toddlers and kids from mini chefs classes to youth sports and the popular summer camps.  For adults, we provide an array of enrichment and leisure programs from cooking to creative to health and fitness.  For those that enjoy being active, we also provide many adult sports leagues.  For the seniors in the community we schedule bus trips, fun days and various lecture series as well as our popular computer classes.

**Save the Date: The All City Sign Up will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 7:00am-10:00am at the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center.  Summer program information will be available in early April for activities taking place May-August 2020.**

Stay In the Loop

There are many ways you and your family can stay in the loop with La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department activities and events:
E-Connect E-Newsletter: Subscribe to receive our Parks & Rec E-Connect Newsletters.  Enter your email to join the club!
Facebook: “Like” our La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry page on Facebook for event details and updates.
La Crosse Parks & Rec Connect Guide: Every four months a new guide can be found at the Parks and Recreation Main Office, any of the Neighborhood Centers or online.  You can also pay for a subscription to receive the guide in the mail by calling 608.789.7533.

Program Registration & Cancellation Info

For online registration, please click here.
For program and activity registration information, please click here.
If you have any concerns regarding cancellations or delays, please click here for hotline numbers.
To check on refund and other department policies, please click here.

Additional Information

Youth Enrichment Association (Y.E.A.) - Youth Scholarship Program
This program is for low income families residing in the City of La Crosse with children under 17 years old. Applicants must meet certain income limits. For more information, please contact Jared Flick at 608.789.7597.

Families of Deployed Troops Enjoy Free Recreation
Since the summer of 2010, the City of La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department and Operation Homefront have opted to offer families of deployed troops in the region free admission to programs. This partnership will include such programs as youth sports, fitness and swim lessons. Excludes: Forest Hills Golf Course, facility reservations and pool memberships/passes.