The mission of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department is to improve and ensure the quality of life for citizens by providing a wide variety of leisure and recreational activities, cultural events, park facilities, and other services that encourage health, fitness, relaxation, and overall community well-being.
Annual events include Winter Rec-Fest, La Crosse Fitness Festival with full Marthon, Du-Run-Run, Youth Outdoor Fest, Movies in the Park, Halloween Party, Candy Cane Hunt, Letters to Santa and more. Visit our website for more information and an updated calendar of events.
Open Curling (the ice sport) on the second Wednesday of each winter month, November through March at 7:30pm at Green Island Ice Arena. The open curling includes lessons for beginners and the sessions are free and open to the public.