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 – 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!

New Asphalt at Pierce Park – Completed

  • New asphalt was laid on the parking lots and the trails throughout the park.  A new sidewalk was also installed from Prospect Ave. to the middle of the park.  

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 Appleton Memorial Park
  • The set of three plyometric steps are along the trail next to the driveway up to the Scheig Center.
  • The pull up/sit up/dip combo unit is along the trail between the Scheig Center and the pavilion. 



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.