La Crosse beaches to close due to COVID-19

Beach Safety

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Pettibone and Black River Beach are closed effective Wednesday, June 17 due to COVID-19 concerns.

According to a news release from the City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department, closing the beaches is necessary to provide continued safety of visitors.

The department is asking community members to follow CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus by maintaining a safe distance between others and avoid large gatherings.

“The level of congregation that takes place at the beaches creates an environment with a multitude of safety concerns related to COVID-19,” Parks Director, Jay Odegaard said.