The City of Appleton Parks, Recreation & Facilities Management Department (APRFMD) has developed a Capitol Improvement Program (CIP) that focuses on developing and managing parks and recreational facilities to meet both current and future needs of the community.

The Parks, Recreation & Facilities Management Department would like to thank the community, groups, partners, and contractors who have provided their input on improving Appleton’s parks and recreational areas.

Here is a look at some of the great projects that we have planned for 2022:

Construction of new Pickleball Complex at Telulah Park. 
New Tennis and Basketball Courts at Green Meadows Park

New Asphalt at Pierce Park

  • Phase 1 begins April 4 with the driveway from  and large parking lot will receive new asphalt.  During this time there will be only one entrance off of Prospect Ave. and parking will be limited to the few spots across from the playground.  There will be access to the tennis courts, pavilion, and playground.  
  • Phase 2 begins in mid May with the driveway from Prospect and small parking lot near playground.  There will still be access to the pavilion from the large parking lot.  Access to the playground and tennis courts will be from the large parking lot. 
  • The entire project is projected to be completed by mid June.  

Completion of the Veteran’s Memorial at the Scheig Center

Phase I of Ellen Kort Peace Park:
  • Grading of the park site
  • Shoreline improvements
  • Construction of an ADA multi use trail
  • Lighting
Adult Exercise Equipment Added at Community Parks.  (Exact location to be determined)

MASTER PLANS

A Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) is a formal document designed to assist communities in the development of park and open space amenities that will satisfy the needs of their citizens. Good planning is essential in making sure these services are provided in an efficient, effective manner.  This document is updated every five years.  

The Appleton Trails Master Plan explores opportunities to enhance and expand multi-modal facilities, for both recreation and transportation purposes within the City of Appleton. New trails and improvements to existing trails will lend to the creation of a network that provides connections to key destinations and recreation opportunities within the city and region. This plan builds on existing proposals and planning efforts and includes the results of a trail audit and stakeholder input to identify and prioritize projects for network expansion.

The Scheig Center was initially founded in 1992 as “The Gardens” and served as a public garden of horticulture and recreation for the Fox Cities. The garden was, and still is, part of the Appleton Memorial Park, which is currently the largest of Appleton’s four community parks.  In the summer of 1996, the Henry & Mary Scheig Learning Center, now officially called the “Scheig Center”, was constructed and opened to the public. The Scheig Center master plan is part of a comprehensive redevelopment plan for
the Appleton Memorial Park as a whole. By integrating these two projects, the City of Appleton will have established a cohesive landscape that supports public functions on both levels for years to come.