Outdoor Winter Activities



Take advantage of the great outdoors and the numerous winter recreational opportunities we have to offer right in your backyard! Spend an afternoon or evening with your family at one of our four Winter Recreation Centers throughout the city, starting December 23 through February 12 (weather permitting). Our supervised Winter Recreation facilities offer restrooms, warming areas, telephones, and a variety of concessions.

WINTER CONDITIONS UPDATE: Due to warm weather and the extending forecast, the Winter Recreation Centers will be closed for the season. Updated 2-14-17

Reid Golf Course: Indoor warming area with concessions, restrooms, sledding hill and cross country ski trail.

Appleton Memorial Park: Sledding hill and indoor warming area with restrooms. Cross country ski course at Appleton Memorial Park! Outdoor ice rink provided right outside the Appleton Family Ice Center (AFIC) and at AMP Pond, maintained by Appleton Parks & Recreation. Restrooms, warming area and first aid available within the AFIC.

Pierce Park: Hockey and recreation skating rinks. Indoor warming area with restrooms, light concessions.

Erb Park: This facility will not be available due to the construction of Erb Park and Pool this year.

Jones Park: This facility will be closed this season due to the construction of the Fox Cities Exhibition Center.


Highview Park: Ice rink.


Colony Oaks: Ice rink.


Cross-Country Ski Trails
Reid Golf Course will have traditional cross country and skate ski trails available. There is also traditional cross-country skiing to be available in Appleton Memorial Park along with a snowshoe course.

Join in some fun & fitness over the upcoming holiday break with some specials dates for youth open gym, open skating, open & lap swim, special events and weather permitting, our Winter Recreation Center special hours of operation. Download flyer here!


Department Contact:
Phone: (920) 832-5905
Fax: (920) 993-3103

Mailing Address:

100 N. Appleton St.

Appleton, WI 54911




Office: Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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