The benches are gone, the lights are down and the stage is a bit torn up.
Construction crews have started the process of renovating the Riverside Park bandstand in La Crosse’s Riverside Park.
The decades-old bandstand has needed repairs for years, and that work should be finished by spring.
After that, the parks department plans to erect a canopy over the stage, at a cost of around $500,000.
Users of the stage are lining up corporate sponsorships.