LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - If you're looking to spend some time out on the river this summer, a new affordable option is available.
The City of La Crosse's Parks and Rec Department has a new canoe and kayak shelter at Pettibone Park. An open house was held for the new building Tuesday.
The shelter will also serve as the new location for the department's outdoor education program for kids.
For just $5 for kayaks and canoes or $10 for a paddle board, anyone can stop by and rent the equipment for up to 8 hours.
"You don't have to be very experienced," said City of La Crosse Recreation Specialist Jared Flick. "We can give you a quick little run through of how, what you need to do, but the main thing is just getting out on the water and having fun."
The shelter will be open seven days a week from noon until 8 p.m.
City officials say it cost more than $190,000 to build, but was paid for entirely through user fees and leases, with no taxpayer money involved.
- La Crosse city planning department nears contract agreement with Riverside North Project developer
- Program filling the need for doctors in rural Wisconsin
- La Crosse man sentenced to 71 months on Methamphetamine charge
- Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area reaches building milestone
- Milwaukee health officials issue synthetic marijuana alert
- Home owners take possession of home thanks to La Crosse program
- BRF hoops star picks UW-La Crosse
- News 8 Sports Round Up - April 20, 2018
- Harter's Quick Cleanup hosting shred event for La Crosse area residents, businesses
- 'Sparks!' program helps young children prepare for school