Appleton, Wisconsin Parks and Places - Lutz Park

Address: 1320 S. Lutz Drive, Appleton, Wisconsin
Established: 1925
History: Lawrence Lutz offered several acres of land along the Fox river to the city of Appleton for use as a camp ground in 1925. After the death of Lawrence Lutz his children, Orville and Hazel, gave the park land to the city. In 1939 the city spent about $800 to have the Army Corps of Engineers dredge the lagoon in the park for swimming. There is a Historical Marker at the west end of the park. "In 1835, just west of this marker, Hippolyte Grignon the first white settler in what was to become Appleton, built a log house known as "White Heron" with two attached wings for a trading post and quarters for travelers. Within the walls of the log house, father Florimond Bonduel, a Belgian priest, celebrated the first mass in the Appleton region in 1848. (Erected by St. Mary Court 182 - National Catholic Society of Foresters - 1984)
[Post~Crescent 11-Jun-1940 Pg.8]
[Post~Crescent 14-Jul-1953 Pg.3]

• Acreage: 2.70
• Boat Launch
• Drinking Water
• Off Street Parking
• Pavilion(s)
• Picnic Area(s)
• Play Ground
• Rest Rooms
• Wooden Deck
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