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Old restrooms on La Crosse riverfront come down, to be replaced by bigger building



Public restrooms that have stood in La Crosse’s Riverside Park for years are making way for new facilities.

An excavator was brought in on Friday morning to tear down the south bathrooms near the State Street entrance to the park.

A long-standing restroom in La Crosse’s Riverside Park is torn down on Friday

The city of La Crosse and the Friends of Riverside Park group jointly have committed $500,000 to build new restrooms with more stalls, more urinals, and storage space. The new restrooms also will be heated for year-round use.

The project was approved by city officials last summer. The park department says that a new building is needed to reduce long restroom lines that can form at major events like band concerts, Riverfest, and Rotary Lights.

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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