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Grandad Bluff among popular spots, as reservations begin for 2018



Every year, the biggest rush to schedule a wedding through the city of La Crosse happens the first business day of the new year.

People used to line up at the park office to get their requests in but that doesn’t happen so much any more, instead reserving online.

“We have a few shelters and our neighborhood centers, you do have to call in,” Kerry Gloede with the La Crosse parks and rec. dept. said.

Recently, the somewhat newly renovated Grandad Bluff has been a popular spot.

“When you do reserve, you’re only allowed to reserve in two-hour blocks and the park is still open to the public,” Kerry Gloede from the La Crosse park and rec. dept. said.

Tuesday was still a very busy day for Gloede and company on the phone and in person, despite the ability to reserve online.

Along with Grandad, Myrick Park and Copeland Park are among the sites most in demand for weddings, picnics and family events during the year.

Riverside Park and Pettibone, Myrick Park and Grandad Bluff have become prime wedding locations.

The park office was also busy this week taking summer reservations for graduation parties and other family gatherings.

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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