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Enjoy the beauty of the Riverside International Friendship Gardens. This collection of public gardens celebrates La Crosse’s sister-city relationships with communities in China, Germany, France, Russia, Norway and Ireland. It is open daily whenever Riverside Park is open. No admission is charged, but donations are welcome.

Find the Riverside International Friendship Gardens next to the La Crosse Convention and Visitors Bureau at Riverside Park.

These gardens are the the result of a unique, public-private partnership. Partners are the City of La Crosse Parks Department, the Bluff Country Master Gardeners and the non-profit Riverside International Friendship Garden Board of Directors. The city provides the land, technical resources and park maintenance expertise. Master Gardeners provide design, education, and weekly maintenance. The International Friendship Garden’s board of directors provides overall direction and fundraising.

Riverside International Friendship Gardens will be a place of beauty reflecting our appreciation for the diverse cultures that share the earth