The nonprofit Onalaska Alliance owns Carlisle Lake and its surrounding property, and has plans to provide new recreational, educational and historical opportunities for the community. More long-term goals include developing trails, building restrooms and adding a day use area with fishing docks and offering more handicap-accessible options.
Our annual community wide celebration is held on the first weekend in October. Thousands come every year to enjoy the fall harvest and everything great about living in the country. Local music, parade, crafts, vendors and foods are showcased at this event.
Located at the hub of Onalaska - Corner of Highway 508 and Leonard Road. The Richard C. Emigh Post #508 of the American Legion manages the park, in conjuction with Onalaska Alliance keeping up-to-date information on the reader board.
Onalaska is celebrating its 100 year birthday this year. Throughout the year there will be opportunities to participate in many awesome events. The oil painting at left by Karen Towey will be raffled off to commemorate the 100 year anniversary.
Presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding and lasting service the community to the community and provides funding assistance with the costs of continuing education.
The nonprofit Onalaska Alliance owns Carlisle Lake and its surrounding property, and has plans to provide new recreational, educational and historical opportunities for the community.
There is more work going on at Carlisle Lake. We have started construction on restrooms that will be on the north side of the parking lot. Continue reading for more information.
See you next year!
"A Natural Field Guide to the Plants of Carlisle Lake" is now published and available on Amazon! This book was written entirely by students, and 100% of the profit made from this book goes directly to the Onalaska High School Science Club. The book is about the natural history of Carlisle Lake and the plant life that makes up its ecosystem. Click HERE to go to the Amazon page, or search the title on Amazon.com.
The Onalaska Alliance is a non-porfit corporation, the mission and purpose of which is to develop innovative and sustainable economic and educational opportunities compatible with a rural lifestyle in Onalaska and the surrounding area, uniting people of diverse backgrounds to:
Reduce poverty | Enhance and develop cultural and natural resources | Develop alliances with surrounding communities | Promote the common goals of community and celebration
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Feburary 9th, 2016 is the date for the Onalaska Maintenance and Operation Levy. Your support is needed. Here is a FLYER with more information. You can also get more information from the School Distrct office or their WEBSITE. Please be sure to register to vote if you have not yet. You can help make a difference.
Our next community meeting will be Tuesday, Janurary 5th, 2016. More information on the guest speaker will be posted later. Our community meetings are no longer at the OCYC. They are held at the Onalaska High School, room 408. The meeting time is still 6pm to 7pm. . The room is easily accessible from the front parking lot.
The OCYC now open four days a week. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. If you would like to particpate, donate or volunteer. Drop by and talk to one of the volunteers. The OCYC is located at 233 Central Ave. Behind the Water Department.
Need to know when upcoming local events are? Be sure to check out our Comunity Calendar. It has information about upcoming meetings and events. There is a permanent link at the bottom left of every page on this web site. Also be sure to look over our Business, Community Resources and Tourism pages. Links to those resources are at the top of every page. Help support your local businesses and organizations. If your business, organization or group would like to be included on our web site or Community Calendar. Send us an email.