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.

Lundgaard Park Phase 1

The following amenities are included in Phase 1 of the Lundgaard Park Project:

  • 2 pickleball courts with lights
  • 1 basketball court with lights
  • Sport court plaza with shade and seating
  • Multi-use sport field
  • Playground with pour in place rubber surfacing
  • Interior pathways connecting amenities
  • Fire department memorial plaza

To be completed in 2023 (weather dependent):  Site grading, utilities installed, sport courts constructed, interior paths, and fire department plaza. Amenities not usable until late May of 2024.

To be completed in 2024:  Playground installed with rubber surfacing, sport courts colored and striped, multi-use sport field, restoration and tree planting.

Projected completion date for Phase 1: Mid-May 2024

Construction of new Pickleball Complex at Telulah Park – Completed

We are extremely excited to have the new courts open for use!  To manage the demand for use by various groups we would like to meet with a representative from each group later this year in preparation for the 2023 season.  We are considering on-going meetings or a potential committee. Our goal is to accommodate open play, instruction, leagues, and tournaments.  If you represent a specific group or league, please email [email protected] to be invited to a meeting. 

New Basketball Court and Tennis Courts at Green Meadows Park

  • As of 9/1/22, the courts just need some paint and lines before they are ready to go!


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.