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.

Telulah Park Large Pavilion Updates

The large pavilion at Telulah Park will be closed starting April 16 through May 31, 2024.  During this time the pavilion will be painted and many ADA accessible upgrades will be made to the kitchen and water fountain area.  

Lundgaard Park 

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

Projected completion date for Phase 1: Mid-May 2024*

*Pickleball and basketball court coloring and striping to be completed in summer 2024.  Warm temperatures and stretch of dry weather is necessary to complete these tasks.  

Green Meadows Playground

The current 5-12 year old structure along with the swings will be removed starting the middle of April 2024.  The new structure is scheduled to be installed in late May.  The current 2-5 year old structure will remain along with the bench donated by the Kiwanis Club.  

Highview Park 
  • Trail repaving from Mead Street to Brookshire Drive. Completion scheduled for late May 2024
  • New playground with new drain tiles under the playground.  Demo to begin late August and completion scheduled for the middle of  September 2024
Peabody Park

Repaving of the main walking path is planned to be completed in early June.  We are also adding a connecting paved path to the stairs descending from Pacific Street to enhance accessibility and connectivity within the park. This is also scheduled for completion in early June.

Appleton Memorial Park

The Miracle League Field on the west side of the park will be resurfaced.  The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of May, just in time for the 2024 season!

Lutz Park
  • A new trail will be constructed along Lutz Drive
  • LED park lighting installed
  • Shoreline reconstruction
  •  All these updates are scheduled for a mid September completion


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.