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La Crosse Park and Rec closing buildings, limiting crowd sizes

Brad Williams

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The guidelines for limiting crowd sizes during the coronavirus outbreak are leading to many cancellations of park and rec activities in La Crosse. 

The southside and Black River Beach neighborhood centers will close on Wednesday, and are scheduled to stay closed until May 11th. 

Exceptions will be made for outside reservations. 

The Green Island Ice Arena will close Wednesday, and remain closed at least through March 31st. 

The Pump House and Forest Hills Golf Course will follow their own guidelines, but the state says no gatherings of 50 or more people will be allowed for the next 8 weeks.   

Most youth and adult programs scheduled by Park and Rec for the rest of March and April are cancelled, but the All-City Sign-Up is still set for April 18th, by phone or on-line only.

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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