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Plans for new clubhouse at Forest Hills are being downsized



Around this time last fall, the La Crosse Parks Board endorsed plans for a new clubhouse at the Forest Hills Golf Course.

The clubhouse project is still in the fundraising phase, and the plans have been reduced a bit, according to project leaders.

A 2022 rendering for a potential new clubhouse at Forest Hills in La Crosse; the plan is now being reduced in scope

The downsizing is intended “to make it more usable for the golfers,” Jim Flottmeyer, facilities manager for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, told the board Thursday. “Bring the scope more within what that project budget should be.”

The plan had been for a $3 million clubhouse to replace a former building, which was demolished a decade ago.

The group, Friends of Riverside Park, is raising funds for the project. It hopes the building will be open by next summer.

“Quite candidly, we weren’t having success with raising the kind of money we needed to do that project,” Dave Clements, treasurer for the Friends group, said. “Therefore, we’re forced to scale it back.”

Project backers hope to know by early next year whether the clubhouse will move ahead on schedule.

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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  1. R head

    October 20, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    They want a new club house, what about keeping the swimming pools opened or keep the south branch library open wake up. Take your head out of your ass and clear your head

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