The International Friendship Gardens in La Crosse’s Riverside Park may soon add a garden area honoring Indigenous People of western Wisconsin.
That garden would occupy the former site of the Hiawatha statue, next to the dock for the La Crosse Queen paddlewheeler.
It would be located near the garden representing La Crosse’s sister city of Kumbo in Cameroon.
The city’s Park Board will look at the Indigenous garden concept at its monthly meeting Thursday night.
Gardens dedicated to countries where La Crosse has sister cities are located at the north end of Riverside Park, near the Hatchery building.