Cool weather leading to cuts in pool hours

Parks and Rec Dept. offering hotlines with pool hour information

Recent cool, rainy weather is keeping kids away from area pools.

The La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department says public pool attendance has been down recently. In fact, pools have been cutting back hours and closing early.

They say the good news is that the weather hasn’t seemed to affect their special programs.

“We’ve had a few cold days for things like Flick and Float, which is one of our special events, and that seems to have turned out just fine,” said aquatics coordinator Samantha Fitzpatrick. “We’ve had huge numbers [at the events], even more than last year when it was a nice day. So even though we’ve had cold days, our special events are still picking up.”

The Parks and Rec Department has set up hotlines for each of the public pools in La Crosse with hours of operation. The hotlines are updated daily.

Pool Hour Hotline Numbers
Erickson: 608-791-8918
Memorial: 608-791-8919
Northside: 608-791-8956