The homeless community spending the winter at La Crosse’s Houska Park has been given a month’s notice to pack up by the middle of March.
The city posted the notice at the park on Wednesday, saying Houska needs to be cleaned and restored because of “health and safety concerns.”
The park has been used as a campground for unsheltered people for a couple of years.
Unlike last winter, when people were moved from Houska into a Rose Street hotel, the park has been occupied throughout the cold weather this season.
A March 15th deadline has been set for people to vacate Houska.
Other notices will be posted again before Houska is shut down. The city plans to clean up debris and put personal property now in the park into storage for a short time.