Park Projects & Master Plans - Appleton Parks and Recreation

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:

Vosters Park Redevelopment Plan

Due to the impacts of the Emerald Ash Borer, steps need to be taken to eliminate any future hazards. View Site Plan

  • Committee and council approved the project and awarded the work to Peters Concrete, the general contractor. Peters Concrete is planning to begin work the week of March 6th, weather permitting.
  • DPW is planning to mark desirable trees beginning March 6th, weather permitting.
  • As early as March 7th, the general contractor may be on site installing perimeter fencing and erosion control. The general contractor will then move towards building the tracking pad for accessing the wooded area which will be located in the SE corner of the woods.
  • As early as March 8th, tree removals could begin if traffic control requirements are in place (sidewalk closure). Once the tree removals begin, it will take about two weeks for the logging. The boardwalk will be removed the same time as tree removals are happening.
  • Once the boardwalk and tree removals are completed, the site will remain closed and waiting for the ground to dry up. Once the ground dries up, the general contractor will be back on site to complete stump removal, grading, and restoration.
  • At this time, final completion is scheduled for May 31st or sooner depending on weather.
Adult Exercise Equipment Added at Telulah Park
  • A pull up/sit up/dip combo unit is along the Newberry trail to the east of the skateboard park.  Stop in for a few exercises next time you are at the park or using the trail.
Phase I of Ellen Kort Peace Park – Completed
  • Grading of the park site
  • Shoreline improvements
  • Construction of an ADA multi use trail
  • Lighting
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.