The La Crosse Neighborhood Associations welcome residents to this weekend’s Family Social – Fall in Love with Your Neighborhood – at the Copeland Park Oktoberfest Shelter on Saturday, October 14th from 2-4pm.

This new, annual FREE event is a special celebration of efforts by all the associations and residents to revitalize and improve La Crosse neighborhoods.  Further success depends on building valuable relationships and what better way than to play, snack, craft, & socialize with children & families that represent the future of La Crosse.  Event info can be found online at:  &

This year’s event will also showcase the involved leaders, businesses, City of La Crosse departments & organizations that are lifting the northside of La Crosse up higher and higher such as Habitat for Humanity & ReNEW, Hunger Task Force, the La Crosse County Family Collaborative, City Parks, Recreation & Forestry & City Community Development.  Of course, a neighborhood event would not be complete without firefighters with equipment from the La Crosse Fire Department and officers with vehicles from the Police Department to experience.

There will be a bountiful harvest for attendees:

  • coloring and crafts that highlight our awesome neighborhoods,
  • over 10 carnival-style games with small prizes and sweets for participants,
  • seasonal items like colorful gourds, apples and Kane St garden items,
  • treats such Queen Anne apples, popcorn & Sweet Shop candy.

Enter the continuous drawing for:

  • gift certificates to local businesses like Uptowne Café, Root Down Yoga, The Sweet Shop, and Shenanigans,
  • a Fan Pack from La Crosse Loggers, and UW-L Bookstore and Gundersen Health System gifts
  • a one-night stay at the new Gundersen Hotel or the Bluffview B&B.

Whether you can attend the Fall Family Social or not, Fall is the perfect time for all residents to engage with their neighborhood association, reach out to new neighbors and students that have moved in, and become better acquainted with the many City and local organizations dedicated to making La Crosse a wonderful place to live.  We invite residents to learn more about making a difference in their community through their neighborhood association on the City of La Crosse’s neighborhoods webpage as well as following your neighborhood on and

Lastly, if you are live or work in an area that currently does not have a neighborhood association, contact the City Planning Department to see how you can help and connect with interested others.

Please see attached flyer to share and post as well as a pdf of the press release.