Veterans Memorial Pool funding approved, moves towards phase one of construction

The renovation of the community pool near the UW-La Crosse campus will move in to phase one.

The City of La Crosse’s Common Council Thursday approved more than $3-million in funding for the reconstruction of the Veterans Memorial Pool. $800,000 will go towards phase one, which is set to begin early next month. The remaining $2.3 million will be saved for phase 2.

As agreed, the community campaign to help fund the pool still needs to raise $500,000.