2024 Summer Recreation Guide

Program Registration Days – New Location

Saturday, May 4th, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School.

Monday, May 6th, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School.

After the initial registration dates, registration will take place at City Hall in La Crescent during normal hours – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Please select the link below to the recreation guide:

Summer Recreation Guide 2024

April 4th, 2024|

Notice of Public Involvement Meeting


The City of La Crosse is considering a proposed Wagon Wheel Trail project along USH 14/61 from La Crescent, MN to La Crosse, WI. This is a multi-use trail that would begin at Sportsman’s Boat Landing in Minnesota, widen the existing US 14/61 roadway bridge over the Mississippi River West Channel, widen the existing northern sidewalk along USH 14/61, and terminate at the Cass Street/Cameron Avenue bridge underpasses in Wisconsin. The purpose of this project is to provide a safe and efficient transportation network for pedestrians and bicyclists. Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2026.

A public involvement meeting will be held on April 4, 2024, from 5-7 p.m. at the South Side Neighborhood Center, 1300 6th Street South, La Crosse, WI 54601. This meeting will be an informal open house format. The objective of this meeting is to provide project information and gather public input about the proposed project.

For additional information or provide comments, contact Aleigha Burg, Consultant Project Manager, or (608) 498-4804 or contact Tim Acklin, City of La Crosse Planning Manager at (608) 789-7391. Please provide input by April 26, 2024.

Wagon Wheel Project Location Map

March 29th, 2024|

Adopt-A-Drain Program

Did you know that the City of La Crescent has over 1,000 storm water drains?  The City of La Crescent has partnered with Hamline University and the Adopt-A-Drain program.  Storm drains flow directly to local lakes, rivers, and wetlands, acting as a conduit for trash and organic pollutants.  The Adopt-A-Drain program asks residents to adopt a storm drain in their neighborhood and keep it clear of leaves, trash, and other debris to reduce water pollution.

For more information on how to Adopt-A-Drain visit:

March 26th, 2024|

Notice of Local Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting

  Notice of Local Board of Appeal and Equalization

Important Information Regarding Property Assessments

This may affect your 2025 property taxes

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Appeal and Equalization for the City of La Crescent in Houston and Winona County, Minnesota, will meet at the La Crescent Community Building 336 South 1st St., La Crescent, Minnesota, at 5:00 o’clock P.M., on Monday, the 22nd day of April 2024.

The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor and to determine whether corrections need to be made.

If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns.  If you disagree with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization.  The board will review your assessments and may make corrections as needed.  You must appeal to the local board of appeal and equalization before appealing to the county board of appeal and equalization.

Given under my hand this 25th day of March 2024.

Angie Boettcher

City Clerk

City of La Crescent

March 26th, 2024|

La Crescent Named Recipient of Heart Safe Community Designation

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Heart safe community designation helps to make the community a SAFER place to live, work, and play by being prepared to reduce the number of deaths and disabilities associated with Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

The city of La Crescent recently received the designation of Heart Safe Community, a program through the American Heart Association and the Minnesota Department of Health and a team of state-wide organizations.

The designation program aims to increase survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by helping communities assess their preparedness for cardiac emergencies and finding gaps where improvements can be made.  Heart Safe Designation is reached by acquiring points or ‘heartbeats’ based on population size.  Heartbeats are given for community awareness programs, CPR training, AED placement and mapping, access to rapid emergency services and progressive hospital systems, and development of community heart healthy activities.

Key state-wide partners in the Heart Safe Designation program are the MN Resuscitation Consortium at the University of Minnesota, Allina Health EMS Heart Safe Communities Program, North Memorial Heart Safe Communities Program, Take Heart St. Cloud, Take Heart American and several others.

La Crescent has met the application requirements for a Heart Safe Community by forming a committee made up by members of:

  • City of La Crescent
  • La Crescent Fire Department
  • La Crescent Police Department
  • La Crescent-Hokah Schools
  • La Crescent Community Foundation
  • La Crescent Lions Club
  • La Crescent Chamber of Commerce
  • Volunteer Organization, 7Rivers CAPE

Specific accomplishments that the committee has met thus far are:

  • established regular meetings with a structure and function
  • trained 10% of our population in La Crescent in hands only or certified CPR
  • registered over 30 AED’s in our community on the Pulsepoint App., making them more accessible in an emergency
  • helped procure 6 AED’s for La Crescent police, getting all officers trained and ready to respond to events as they are often the first to arrive at the scene
  • developed an AED Loaner program led by the La Crescent Police Department
  • developing a Business Award program to recognize local businesses who have AED’s and/or staff trained in CPR
  • developed a robust 1 and 2 year goals for the group that include expanding our work into the more rural areas of Houston County
  • participating in the La Crosse Area Heart Safe Collaborative

February 14th, 2024|

La Crescent AED Loaner Program: Check out an AED for FREE!!

Sudden Cardiac Arrest kills over 350,000 people in the US each year, from age 0 to 100!

Rapidly calling 911, doing compression only CPR, and using an AED can save thousands of

lives. Unfortunately, AED’s can be hard to find when they are needed: locked up in

buildings or distant from where people are gathering. The La Crescent Heart Safe

Community team and the Police Department are here to change that.

You can now check out an AED for FREE from the La Crescent Police Department for use at

your picnic, family gathering, mission trip, graduation party, river excursion, or wherever you

might want the security of having an AED ready and able to be used. The process is simple

and easy with just a few simple steps to follow. Check out this link for more information or

call the Police Department 507-895-4414.

This program is supported by the La Crescent Heart Safe Community Team, the La

Crescent Community Foundation, and 7 Rivers Cardiac Arrest Preparedness and


February 14th, 2024|


Animal Year End Reminder Letter for 2024

Primary Application: 2024 Pet License Application

Review the Multiple Pet ordinance Ordinance 90.06. Multiple Pet License and fill out the following form along with the Primary application (above) if you have 3 or more of one Species Multiple Pet Permit Application

Mail application(s) along with payment and rabies vaccine information to City of La Crescent, 315 Main St., P.O. Box 142, La Crescent, MN  55947 or place in the drop box on the wall outside the front door of City Hall.  License tags will be mailed back to you.

January 2nd, 2024|

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