One more example of the severity of this Winter: Grandad Park was closed over the weekend as a safety precaution.
"We closed the gate Friday morning due to ice accumulation on the lookout. That situation has since been corrected," says Gar Amunson, superintendent of Parks for LaCrosse. "The gate was reopened today."
The upper portion of the road was also ice-covered, like many sidestreets in the city, after the last storm on Thursday. The lookout, however, can be reached only on foot, no plowing and salting by vehicles.
Year-round, Grandad Park is normally one of the most popular in the city.