Improving community health through

recreation, conservation, and education

The forest between State Road School & Chad Erickson Memorial Park

We are continuing to improve access, usability, and knowledge of outdoor opportunities and wellness strategies near State Road School and Chad Erickson Memorial Park.  We have included features like a handicap accessible linkage trail, natural surface exploration trails, activity metrics, inclusive stations and features, interactive educational media, and permaculture landscaping.

Jed Olson – Project Coordinator

Research continues to show us the benefits of spending time outdoors

The La Crosse Community Forest space provides an open-ended experience that promotes exploration, play, activity, and learning by incorporating physical spaces that invoke the diverse identities of our geographic region in proximity to an urban setting.

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exploration, play, activity, and learning

  • A safe yet exciting natural space to learn and explore

  • Insight to the former, present, and future uses of the land

  • Valuable biodiversity

  • Motivation to improve strength and mobility

  • Connecting neighborhoods

  • Safe transportation

  • Building community

  • Adventure around every corner