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City of Appleton Parks and Recreation Updates

Post Date:05/20/2020 2:11 PM

Effective Thursday, May 21, 2020 the restrooms and pavilions at the City of Appleton’s parks will reopen.   Current and future pavilion reservations will be honored for groups of 50 or less.  Current and future pavilion rentals will resume on June 1, 2020.  This includes the Scheig Center.  

We are pleased to begin a phased reopening of these facilities and encourage patrons to continue to follow these recommendations:

  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others.
  • Wash hands regularly. Use hand sanitizer when handwashing isn’t available.
  • Sanitize frequently touched surfaces.
  • Wear a face mask when going into public spaces.
  • Do not go out in public if you are sick. Contact your healthcare provider for testing.

We are doing our best to maintain current levels of service but, please note that equipment and other surfaces in the parks are not being wiped down frequently. Visitors are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes with them.

Our local parks, trails and open spaces have always served as places where people can find respite, seek peace and participate in recreational activities. During this time of uncertainty, these places are needed now more than ever. Our park and recreation professionals are working hard to maintain these spaces. They will work to keep them safe, accessible and a benefit to our community, during these challenging times.

Let us all do our part to use our parks, trails and open spaces in a way that respects each other and follows public health guidance. 

For the most up-to-date information please visit our website at or our Facebook Page.

The City of Appleton is issuing local guidance to ensure continued vigilance against COVID-19. This guidance includes:

· Using Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Reopening Guidelines (

· Following CDC recommendations, including maintaining physical distancing, appropriate hygiene practices, and considering using masks in certain settings. (Https:// /community/guidance-business-response.html)

· Following recommendations from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (