Last night's vote makes it official! From today's La Crosse Tribune:
"The council voted unanimously to make 160 bluffland acres known as the Upper Hixon Forest a city park.
The city acquired the former Experimental Farm on Hwy. FA in 1963 with the understanding it would be a park, but it never was formally designated.
Human Powered Trails now maintains a network of public trails on the land they say draws bikers from across the nation. More than 100 supporters of the public trails attended a meeting Tuesday, and thousands of people online and through petitions had urged the city not to open the land for development, as had been suggested in December."