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Kids Coulee playground work expected in 2021

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A family attraction built 25 years ago in La Crosse is due for an upgrade. 

The Kids Coulee playground at Myrick Park was put on a park department priority list in 2019. 

La Crosse Parks and Rec. director Jay Odegaard said $50,000 has been earmarked for capital improvements to the wooden play area, probably in 2021, but it could be moved up to this year.

“Being that it is a wood structure, we need to address some of the concerns that go along with that, and maintenance is one of those,” Odegaard said.

Local Rotary members built Kids Coulee in less than a week back in 1994, on a budget of $190,000.

Odegaard suggested that there won’t be too many changes made to the playground because, in his words, “We like it, too.”

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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