Upcoming events:

Houska Park Potluck – Bring a Dish to Pass!
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 5:30pm
Houska Park Shelter, 1011 Joseph Houska Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601

Bountiful Gardens Tour (Hillview Urban Agriculture Center)
Saturday, July 22, 2017
10am to 2pm
he Washburn Neighborhood Garden (between 9th and 10th, and Division and Ferry Streets) will be one of many gardens featured in the tour! If you are interested in having your garden be part of the tour, please contact Nicole Van Ert.

Trail Hikes – May thru September. (Nature Connections Program, La Crosse County Health Dept)
First hike is scheduled for:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
La Crosse River Conservancy, S Kinney Coulee Rd, Onalaska, WI 54650
La Crosse County’s Nature Connections Program invites you on a series of guided nature walks and hikes this summer. Led by Randy Mell, UW-Extension Forester, and Megan Muehlenbruch, Health Educator, come discover and learn about the local places where you can connect with nature, make new friends, and all while giving your health a nature boost. These guided walks and hikes are a great opportunity to become familiar with some of the local trails in the area, enabling you to better utilize them whenever you see fit! Nature Connections Facebook page

 Past events: _______________________________________________

Earth Fair: Life in the Green Lane
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Myrick Park and Myrick Park Center
789 Myrick Park Drive, La Crosse, WI
11am to 5pm
The Washburn Neighborhood Association is donating a painted rain barrel for auction to the event. We’ll be selling unpainted rain barrels in the vendor’s tent. Stop by!

Living Well in the City: Together We Can
Saturday March 25, 2017
Washburn member extraordinaire Jo Ann Neve is the recipient of the 2017 Sara Sullivan Award! “Jo Ann has been the constant, steady, dependable backbone making sure everything for which the Washburn Neighborhood Association is known actually happens, often quietly and behind the scenes.” Vickie Unferth – nominator.  The award “recognizes outstanding accomplishments and exceptional contributions made by a City of La Crosse resident.”

Washburn Garden Expo 2017
Saturday March 11, 2017
Entomologist Phil Pellitteri provided the presentation, Who is In Control of Your Back Yard – You or the Bugs? A record 27 painted rain barrels were available at the silent auction. Thank you to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration for their support of the Expo. This neighborhood event is made possible through the efforts of local volunteers and exhibitors!

Light Up the Neighborhood Pizza & Ice Cream Social
A big Thank You to Safelite AutoGlass and Little Caesars Pizza for helping us to make this event on Friday July 22, 2016 so successful. All donations from this event will help support more pedestrian lights in the neighborhood!

2016 Bountiful Gardens Tour – Hillview Urban Agriculture Fundraiser
Participants enjoyed a very wet but wonderful event in the Washburn Garden Park on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Visitors arrived with umbrellas ready to see this beautiful place in our neighborhood.

Washburn Garden Expo 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Thank you to the Mayo Clinic Health System for their generous Sponsorship. Thank you also to Sysmex America, Inc. for their support of our featured speaker, Joel Karsten – Straw Bale Gardening.
Thank you to the volunteers and exhibitors who offered their time, talents and enthusiasm!

Washburn Garden Expo 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Thank you to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration for the grant they provided in support of the 2015 Washburn Garden Expo. The featured speaker, Sr Lucy Slinger FSPA, offered many helpful tips on Companion Gardening. View pictures of the event and the wonderful painted rain barrels here.

Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Parade (2014)
The Association won the Burgermeister Award for Service Clubs!
View the 2014 parade and our past parades in this slide show.

10th Annual Washburn Garden Expo 2014
March 22, 2014   Lincoln Middle School
Thank you to these sponsors:
Associated Bank
Cass Street Pharmacy
City Brewing Company
Honda Motorwerks
Viterbo University Student Government Association
Walgreen Drug Stores
View the Washburn Garden Expo 2014 slide show here.

Washburn Garden Expo 2013
Local videographer Dae Miles captured some of the excitement in the following videos:

Rain Barrels
Other Video

Washburn Garden Expo 2012
Featured speaker was Jessica Miller on Butterfly Gardens.
View the 2012 slide show here.

Washburn Garden Expo 2011
The event was a tremendous success with over 400 people in attendance.
To see pictures of the event, view this slide show.