Due to recent rainfall and the rising level of the Mississippi, Pettibone Park will be closed for the weekend.
The Mississippi River has risen to a flood stage of over 12 feet. The City of La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department hopes that the river level will decrease of the next few days so that the park can be reopened.
Department officials say they will need to reevaluate the conditions of the park over the next few days.
Flood warnings remain in effect into next week along a number of rivers including the Mississippi, Trempealeau, and Kickapoo.