Are there too many memorials being placed in La Crosse’s public parks? The city park board could work out a policy for deciding what objects to display on public park land.
La Crosse park director Jay Odegaard says sometimes the demand to have memorials outweighs the amount of space available for statues or other landmarks.
“We have only so much room in our park system,” says Odegaard. “While we do have a lot of parks, there’s a constant desire for people to put stuff into them.”
“We’re looking at how we allow memorials, and how we continue to accept statue-type donations, while at the same time keeping our green space protected,” he said.