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Register online for a program, event, or class
Online registration is the quick and easy way to register for programs, events, sports leagues and camps all from your computer or mobile device. To use online registration, you must be registered with a household account. Click here if you need to create a household account. It usually takes 1-2 business days for your information to be approved and entered into our registration system. After you have established your household account, you are able to register for any of our programs. You can click on the online registration button on our homepage and search for your desired program. You will be emailed a receipt and confirmation when you complete your registration. Visa and MasterCard are the only forms of payment accepted at this time. Online registration for our upcoming spring and summer programs will begin on Saturday, March 2 for residents and Saturday, March 16 for non-residents. If you have any questions, please contact the customer service department at (920)832-5905.
Reserve a park pavilion, a pool or the Scheig Center for an upcoming event
Appleton Parks and Recreation has a variety of facilities available to rent for any of your event needs. All facility reservations are accepted 12 months in advance of the rental date and are on a first come, first serve basis. Your reservation is not confirmed until proper paperwork has been completed and rental fee is paid in full. Park pavilions are available to rent May 1 to September 30. Go our our Rentals Page for more information on availability, fees and rental agreements. You can also rent Erb or Mead Pool for your next end of season sports party, graduation party, family reunion or private birthday celebration! We also have birthday party packages available during open swim times. Our Pool Rentals Page will give you all the information you need on hours, fees and packages. The Scheig Center is a great year-round facility for baby showers, bridal showers, family gatherings, weddings or graduation parties up to 75 people. Rent just the inside or you can add on the Scheig Center Gardens to have some amazing outdoor space for your event. See pictures, check availability and get contact information for the Scheig Center here! For more information or questions, please call Parks and Recreation Customer Service at (920)832-5905.
Learn about Unity Dance Academy
Unity Dance Academy is a non-competitive dance program that focuses on the fundamentals of dance, building self-confidence and having fun. UDA offers preschool, youth and adult dance classes that specialize in ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics and tap. All UDA dance classes take place on the 2nd floor of the City Center Plaza. Our youth dance program runs from September through March with a dance recital to show off all their hard work and talent. We believe dance should be a lifelong activity that anyone can enjoy. Dance offers endless benefits including self-esteem, physical activity, discipline, emotional and social development, teamwork, communication skills and leadership. The majority of our teachers have been students of UDA; therefore, we know firsthand what it is like to join something new. Students will leave their class feeling good about themselves and eager to come back. Learn More
View employment opportunities in the Parks and Recreation Department
Appleton Parks & Recreation is a GREAT place to work and we’re always looking for great people! Whether you are looking for seasonal position or something a little more permanent… whether you’d enjoy working in our vibrant parks, or leading our award winning youth programs… we feature a diverse selection of employment opportunities to fill a variety of interests, talents and needs. Our employees come from all walks of life, work hard, and are passionate leaders and role models who care deeply about making an impact in their community and making Appleton a GREAT place to live, work and play! Sound like you? If so, we’d love to have you on our team! View Current Employment Opportunities
Find out about special events coming up for the summer
Appleton Parks and Recreation provides a wide variety of special events that allow individuals and families to experience safe, exciting and organized recreational activities in beautiful settings throughout Appleton. Events include our Kids Fun Runs, Children’s Week events, the annual Playground Fair at Pierce Park, outdoor Movies on the Hill and more! Most of these events/activities have a minimal cost or are free. Take a moment to review our upcoming special events and discover ways that you, your family and friends can create memories in a positive atmosphere. Are you interested in volunteering for a special event? Contact our Recreation Manager, Niki Wendt at [email protected] for information on how you can get involved. Events may be canceled in the case of sever/inclement weather. Visit our Facebook page for cancellation notices or call our information line at (920) 832-3900 and press 1 for the most recent updates regarding weather.
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Summer 2019 Employment Opportunities
Are you looking for a fun summer job? All four of our divisions including Recreation, Parks, Facilities Management and Reid Golf Course will be looking for some great individuals to fill our 2019 Summer Seasonal Positions. Positions include lifeguards, playground and camp supervisors, youth sports officials, golf course attendants, parks crew & more!Learn More
New Activity Guide is Here!
It's here! The ALL NEW Appleton Parks and Recreation Activity Guide! The Parks and Recreation program information is no longer going to be found in the City Guide but have it's own magazine-style book. This will be your go-to planning guide for programs and events we are hosting this spring and summer!Download Activity Guide
Register for Milwaukee Bucks Basketball Camp
Registration is now open for one of our most popular programs. This camp is for girls and boys ages 7-15 and has half day and full day options. Register before March 5th and save!Learn More
Register for Youth T-Ball, Baseball & Softball Leagues
Registration for our 2019 Youth T-Ball, Baseball & Softball league is NOW OPEN for kids ages 4 to 14! At a time when youth baseball & softball participation continues to decline nationally, our program has experienced explosive growth. Come see what makes the APRD youth sports experience so awesome! EARLY BIRD! - Register early and save $10 on your child's registration fee!Learn More
Appleton Parks and Recreation is always working at improving our parks and recreational areas. If you are interested in staying up to date on the latest projects follow our Appleton Parks and Recreation facebook page or check out our Parks Projects page. We are excited for the improvements and additions coming in 2019!Learn More