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La Crosse pools getting expanded hours in 2024, with closure to Erickson for repairs



FILE - Memorial Pool in July of 2019 after its complete makeover.

La Crosse will have just two public swimming pools to use this summer, instead of the usual three.

Planned renovations at Erickson Pool will keep it closed for 2024. However, the city’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will be expanding hours for the North Side and Memorial pools to make up for the Erickson work.

The city pools normally operate from early June into August. Their daily hours this season will be 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The early hours will be for swimming lessons or family swim. Open swim times will be available every afternoon during the season.

The repairs to Erickson will include a pool resurfacing and improvements to the plumbing.

Back in December, the city council allocated $425,000 to repair Erickson, after debate a week prior during the Finance and Personnel Committee’s hearing, discussing the costs of fixing the city’s pool.

The North Side pool is on Sill Street, next to Logan Middle School. Memorial Pool is next to Mitchell Hall at UW-La Crosse.

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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