The Pettibone Experience

The Pettibone Experience
A car free day in the park!

Bring your family & friends & experience Pettibone Park in a fun, safe & very different way. Come by bike, skate or scooter, throw in a picnic & have a great time in the park!


  • 7:ooam-6:00pm Park closed to cars
  • 8:00am-6:00pm Geo Quest, bike or walk & explore the park Free!
    Come explore the park and have a great time. Pick up a map at the information booth and find the points. Each location/point has an associated question to which you will find the answer. This is a family friendly, self paced event that runs all day.
  • 9:00am Yoga in the outdoors. Open to all abilities Free!
  • 10:00am Free Coffee and Tea! The Root Note is bringing free coffee and tea, but you have to bring your own cup!! While supplies last.
  • 10:00am Ultimate Frisbee Free!
  • 11:00am Zumba with Cat & Moonlight Dance Studio. Free! Is it dance or exercise? Whatever you decide, everyone agrees that it is a blast. Come get your blood flowing with Zumba. Open to all abilities ages 14+.
  • 12:00 -4:00pm Free bicycle safety checks Free! A bicycle mechanic from Bikes Limited will be on hand to make sure your bicycle is in safe operating condition.
  • 12:30pm Buddah’s Belly Disc Golf Scramble tee-off, prizes. Free! Bring your own team or put together one at the park. There will be a limited amount of disks for use by those who do have their own.
  • 12:00-5:00pm : Free Market: Bring items in good condition that you no longer need and are willing to pass on to others. You may leave a bit lighter and find a few things that you could use yourself. There is no selling at a free market and remember that the park is car free!
  • 1:00-3:00pm : Bike Rodeo & bike decorating for kids & adults hosted by the DRBC Free!
  • 2:00pm Messenger Relay Races presented by LAX Alley Cats Free!
  • 3:00pm Free Root Beer Floats while supplies last!
  • 3:00 – 6:00pm Live Music featuring Tugg and others! Free!
  • 4:00-6:00pm Fishing Derby La Crosse Parks & Recreation is offering an opportunity to compete in a Fishing Derby. Bait is provided and fishing poles are available for use. Prizes will be awarded for each age group: 11 & under and 12-17. Raffle prizes will be given and no child leaves empty-handed! There is an entry fee of $3.


City of La Crosse Parks & Recreation Department
Bikes Lmited,  1001 La Crosse Street, la Crosse WI 608-785-2326
Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse,  1900 West Avenue S., La Crosse, WI 608-785-0450
Buddah’s Belly, 127 Sixth St. S. La Crosse, WI
Blue Heron Bicycle Works, 213 Main St. Onalaska, WI 608-783-7433
Root Note Cafe, 115 4th Street S, La Crosse 608-782-ROOT

Note on parking: While cars are not allowed in the park, there will be parking by the beach house and across the freeway for those who live far away.

Download the 2010 Pettibone Experience poster 8×11 (PDF)

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