News & Announcements

Enjoy open & lap swim at West High School Pool! Download pool schedule here - December 2016 West Pool Calendar!

Jones Park closed starting mid September of 2016, possibly through 2017 and beyond for the start of the Fox Cities Exhibition Center! Also the North Island Trail will be closed through the week of November 7 for ashpalt replacement.

We are planning the future Erb Park and Pool improvements. Thank you to those who completed our survey!  Download conceptual drawings here.

Join in some fun & fitness over the upcoming holiday break with some specials dates for youth open gym, open skating, open & lap swim, special events and weather permitting, our Winter Recreation Center special hours of operation. Download flyer here!

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK! Please assist us with the future of trail development by completing this short survey, download here. Once you have completed the survey, be sure to show us on the map where you would like to see new trails in the City of Appleton. Thank you for your time!

Fitness class details & registration for Winter Fitness Schedule here. Classes run the week of January 9 thru the week of February 20. Join us for fun and fitness classes to include Zumba, Zumba Gold, Strength, Boot Camp or Yoga!

Drop the kids off for a few hours each morning during Winter break to learn some coding while they make their own playable mod of Minecraft. Perfect class for 9-year olds & up who enjoyed their hour of code and looking for the next step, to include reading & manipulating the Java programing language Register online here!

The innovative and inspiring service learning project of "Pierce Park Ravine Restoration" was recently featured on the National Geographic website! The Fox River Academy School was recognized for their efforts with the ravine site at Pierce Park and collaboration with the City of Appleton! See details at this link:

NEW WINTER RECREATION CENTER! With Jones and Erb Parks both closed due to major renovations this winter, we are happy to announce Pierce Park will have two ice skating rinks to fulfill your outdoor recreation needs! Pierce will feature a outdoor hockey rink with lights, boards & nets along with a recreational skating rink under the pavilion! More details here!

Babysitting / Home Alone Safety Class: Join us as we partner with Mike Cotter, for this eight hour class focusing on "Home Alone" training, learning CPR, AED for adults, children and infants, and how to "be in charge" of children younger than you (for ages 10-14). Click here to register today!

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Department Contact:
Phone: (920) 832-5905
Fax: (920) 993-3103

Mailing Address:

100 N. Appleton St.

Appleton, WI 54911




Office: Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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