Appleton, Wisconsin Parks and Places - Linwood Park

FACTS:
Address: 401 N. Douglas Street, Appleton, Wisconsin
Established: 1945
History: Part of the land for Linwood Park was offered to the city for $10,000 by the Valley Iron Works. Additional land was purchased from Knoke Lumber for $11,250. The center of the park land needed to be filled in to remove a swamp. A 42 foot by 27 foot shelter house was constructed in 1951/52. Oak, Elm, Pine and White Birch trees were planted throughout the park. Linwood Park had the unique distinction of having thousands of multi-colored roses surrounding the main entrance in the 1950s. In the mid 1960s Linwood Park was considered as a possible site for a new pool for the west side of town.
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FACILITIES:
• Acreage: 9.50
• BasketBall Court
• Drinking Water
• Pavilion
• Picnic Area
• Play Ground
• Rest Rooms
• SoftBall Diamond
• Tennis Courts, 2 Lighted
• VolleyBall Court
PHOTOS:
Linwood Park. Pavillion.
Playground. Softball Diamond.


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