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La Crosse Area Summer Swimming Guide

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Pettibone Beach House, La Crosse, WI

La Crosse Area Swimming Guide

Summer’s here and that means relaxing and refreshing and recreating on or near the WATER!  Lucky for us, the La Crosse area has so many options: from beaches, to splash pads, to pools – below is your complete guide to summer swimming in the La Crosse Area.

Please note: This guide is for public swimming options. Membership-based swimming centers and organizations are not listed.

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POOLS

LA CROSSE

 

North Side Community Pool

  • Location: 816 Sill Street, La Crosse
  • Open Swim Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12:30 – 5 pm | Friday – Sunday, 1:00 pm 0 5:00 pm
  • Family Swim: Friday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Admission: Ages 3 and up, $5/person.  2 and under, Free.
  • Note: The pool operates from June 7 to August 25. The pool will close at 5:00 pm on July 4th.

 

Erickson Pool

  • Location: 2412 Losey Boulevard South, La Crosse
  • Note: Erickson Pool will be closed for the 2024 summer season for needed repairs and maintenance. North Side Community Pool and Veterans Memorial Pool will remain open with expanded offerings.

 

Veterans Memorial Pool

  • Location: 1901 Campbell Rd, La Crosse
  • Open Swim Hours: Monday – Thursday, 1:00 – 6:00 pm | Friday – Sunday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Admission: Ages 3 and up, $5/person.  2 and under, Free.
  • Family Swim: Friday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Note: The pool operates from June 7 to August 25. The pool will close at 5:00 pm on July 4th.

ONALASKA

Onalaska Aquatic Center

  • Location: 250 Riders Club Rd, Onalaska
  • Open Swim Hours: Monday-Friday, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Tuesday – Thursday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Saturday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Admission: Daytime Open Swim: $4, Night Swim: $2
  • Family Swim: Tuesday and Thursday,   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Note: The pool is scheduled to open on June 1st. Floaties and life jackets are only allowed during Family Night Swim. 
  • Memberships are available for 2024 and can be purchased online: Family – $125, Single – $50, Senior (65+) – $25

 

La Crescent

La Crescent Aquatic Center

  • Location: 608 S 7th St, La Crescent
  • Open Swim Hours: Daily, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Sunday – Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Admission: $3 – resident, $6 – non-resident
  • Note: The pool is scheduled to open on May 25th and close on August 18th.
  • Memberships are available: Family – $135 ($185, non-resident), Single – $65 ($85, non-resident)

 


WEST SALEM

West Salem Swarthout Pool

  • Location: 405 E Hamlin St, West Salem
  • Open Swim Hours: Monday – Friday, 1:30 pm – 5:00  pm | Saturday – Sunday, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Admission: Wading Pool, $1 ($2 non-resident), Through 8th Grade, $2 ($3 non-resident), High School/Adult, $3 ($4 non-resident)
  • Family Swim: Tuesday and Thursday,   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Note: The pool is scheduled to open on June 5th. Floaties and life jackets are only allowed during Family Night Swim. 
  • Memberships are available and can be purchased at the pool: Household – $65 ($100 non-resident), Single – High School/Adult – $50 ($65 non-resident), Single – Through 8th Grade – $35 ($50 non-resident)

 


 

SPARTA

Sparta Family Aquatic Center

 


 

TOMAH

Tomah Aquatic Center

 


 

WINONA

Bob Welch Aquatic Center

  • Location: 780 W 4th Street, Winona
  • Open Swim Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12:30 pm – 6:00  pm | Friday, 12:30 – 7:00 pm |  Saturday – Sunday, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Admission: 4 and under – FREE, $4 – youth, $5 – adults
  • Note: The pool is scheduled to open on June 7th and close on August 25th.
  • Memberships and punch cards are available and may be purchased online or in person at the BWAC or Parks and Recreation Office: Household – $155 | Individual – $50 | Digital Punch Card – $37/10 punches

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BEACHES

LA CROSSE

Black River Beach

  • Location: 1433 Rose Street, La Crosse
  • There are no lifeguards on duty at Black River Beach. Beach rules include, but are not limited to the following:
      • NO ALCOHOL: La Crosse Municipal Code sec 34-66 
      • NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH: La Crosse Municipal Code sec 34-66 
      • NO FIRES: La Crosse Municipal Code sec 34-58
      • NO LITTERING: La Crosse Municipal Code sec 34-61
      • NO SMOKING: La Crosse Municipal Code sec 34-73

 

Pettibone Beach (CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

  • Location: 374 South Pettibone Drive, La Crosse
  • There are no lifeguards on duty at Pettibone Beach. Beach rules include, but are not limited to the following:
      • NO ALCOHOL: La Crosse Municipal Code sec 34-66 
      • NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH: La Crosse Municipal Code sec 34-66 
      • NO FIRES: La Crosse Municipal Code sec 34-58
      • NO LITTERING: La Crosse Municipal Code sec 34-61
      • NO SMOKING: La Crosse Municipal Code sec 34-73

WEST SALEM

Neshonoc Swarthout Beach

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SPLASH PADS

LA CROSSE

Copeland Park

  • Location: 1130 Copeland Park Dr, La Crosse
  • Note: The Splash Pad is recently renovated and open to the public along with other amenities such as a playground, shelter, restrooms, and more.

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