La Crosse cancels camps, sports because of high risk level for COVID-19

City also closes beaches, but parks, trails remain open
Baseball Kid Tongue
(Associated Press photo)

LA CROSSE, Wis. — The fact that the La Crosse County Coulee COVID Compass is in the severe risk category, a slew of camps and sports in La Crosse have been canceled for the remainder of summer.
Canceled activities include:
• All sections of youth baseball
• All sections of youth tennis
• Nature day camps at Pettibone Park
• Tiny Tots at Myrick Park
• Adult softball.
Also closed are City Hall and beaches.
The following are open:
• Park playgrounds
• Trails
• Boat landings
• Skate park
• Disc golf
• Tennis courts
• Golf course.
• Pettibone rentals, from noon until 8 p.m.
The city’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has been monitoring and responding to COVID-19 and the effects it has on providing recreational opportunities to the La Crosse community.
The department urges residents to do their part when visiting city parks and facilities, and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of the infectious COVID-19 by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups and limiting groups to 10 or less at any time.
Also note: The virus can survive up to three days on hard surfaces.
The opening and scheduled programming at the new 1407 St. Andrews Street site have been delayed until September.