La Crosse pools and beaches to close soon

Areas stayed open longer for anticipated hotter summer weather

It might seem hard to believe but this weekend will be your last chance to cool off at area pools and beaches.

Those areas in La Crosse will close this Sunday.

They stayed open an extra week this year in anticipation of a hot summer like last year. That never came and the attendance numbers at the pools showed.

“Attendance went down this year, I believe it’s mostly due to weather. We had a lot more rain days than last year and just colder weather in general. We’re down about 12.5% in attendance,” said La Crosse Aquatics Coordinator Samantha Fitzpatrick.

The staff is considering extended hours at the pools next year but nothing has been finalized at this point.