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City invites public to see Memorial Pool, which could close this summer



Open house today from 1-3 p.m.

You may have heard a lot about the condition of La Crosse’s Memorial swimming pool, which faces an uncertain future.  

From 1-3 p.m. today, the La Crosse parks dept. invites the public to get a close look at the empty pool during an open house.

The park board has recommended keeping the pool closed for the 2016 season, because of the high cost of repairing it before summer use.  

Backers of the pool want it preserved and declared a local historic landmark.

City workers have estimated repairs at about $40,000 to get the nearly 80-year-old pool ready for swimming.  

Last year, the pricetag was around $50,000 to repair the pool.



A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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