Onalaska Aquatic Center to remain closed for 2020 season

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT)- The Onalaska Aquatic Center will not open for the 2020 season.

The Onalaska Common Council made the decision Tuesday.

In a news release, Park and Recreation Director Dan Wick said, “It is extremely unfortunate that we are unable to open the aquatic center this summer. Many communities have had to make this difficult decision; while we would love to be able to open the aquatic center, concerns of staff and public safety along with the financial strain on the city was too much.”

The Park Board passed the recommendation to close the aquatic center Monday night on a 6-1 vote. The council unanimously voted in favor of the Park Board’s recommendation.

“After taking into consideration the continued protocols surrounding physical distancing and limited group gatherings that will be in place for the foreseeable future, and realizing the city couldn’t adequately clean and disinfect all the common-touch surfaces throughout the facility, the city of Onalaska believes it is the right decision for the city and the community.”