Parks and Open Spaces
The Town of Menasha has a total of 23 parks and open space sites that total 206.76 acres. There are a number of amenities provided by town parks. Town recreational opportunities include baseball diamonds, basketball courts, a disc golf course, an ice rink, trails, natural areas, picnic facilities, playground equipment, sledding hills, tennis courts, and volleyball courts.
Anunson Farm Park
A 3.5 acre future park site has been set aside through the developer land dedication program. The park is projected to include open space, a play area and small basketball court.
Butte des Morts Park (Map)
Butte des Morts Park is a 1.6 acre park located on the east shore of Little Lake Buttes des Morts. Facilities include a natural area and trail along with playground equipment.
Fritsch Park (Map)
Fritsch Park is an 18.5 acre park located on the eastern half of the Town. Existing facilities include an ice rink, a pavilion with a kitchen and picnic tables, playground equipment, restrooms, sledding hill, soccer fields, and a volleyball court.
Fritse Park/Rydell Property (Map)
Fritse Park is a 15.26 acre park located on the western shore of Little Lake Butte des Morts. Ten and a half acres of this property was acquired from the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDA) Fox River PCB Clean-up Settlement in 2003. Existing facilities at this site include a boat launch, boat wash station, picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, restrooms, and sledding hill. The park also hosts the western trailhead for the Fox Cities Trestle/Friendship trail connecting the Town of Menasha to the City of Menasha. A year-round two-tiered comfort station with restrooms and an indoor pavilion exists in the park.
Gant Park was acquired through NRDA grant funds as a part of the Fox River PCB Clean-up Settlement. It will be a 1.13 acre park along Little Lake Butte des Morts.
Glenview Park (Map)
Glenview Park is a 0.55 acre park located in the south central portion of the Town. It has playground equipment, picnic tables, and grills.
Kippenhan Park (Map)
Kippenhan Park is a 0.33 acre park. Like Glenview Park it has playground equipment, picnic tables, and grills.
Meadow Heights Park
This is a 0.15 acre lot that was developed in the Meadow Heights Subdivision. It contains a small tot-lot with climbers and slides.
O’Hauser Park (North/South) (Map)
O’Hauser Park is a 64.37 acre park located in the western portion of the Town. Existing facilities at this site include four baseball fields, disc golf course, wooded natural area with trails, two pavilions with kitchens, picnic tables, grills, restrooms, playground area, sledding hill, soccer field, tennis courts, and volleyball court. Prairie restoration areas have also been designated.
Palisades Park (Map)
Palisades Park is a 14.85 acre park located on the east side of the Town. Existing facilities include a pavilion with a kitchen and picnic tables, baseball fields, batting cage, basketball court, natural area, trail, grills, restrooms, playground area, tennis courts, and volleyball court.
Roy Kuehn Park (Map)
Roy Kuehn Park is a 0.23 acre park in the south central portion of the Town. Existing facilities include playground equipment and a sandbox.
Schildt Park (Map)
Schildt Park is a 10.02 acre park. Existing facilities include basketball court, pavilion with kitchen, picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, restrooms, and volleyball court.
Strohmeyer Park (Map)
Strohmeyer Park is a 1.42 acre park in the west central section of the Town. Existing facilities include playground equipment and a basketball court with a surfaced trail leading to both.
Westfield Park (Map)
Westfield Park is a 0.52 acre park located in the central portion of the Town. Existing facilities include playground equipment with spring toys and a paved path to the park.
Wittmann Park (Map)
Wittmann Park is a 25.03 acre park on the east side of the Town. Existing facilities at the park include a basketball court, pavilion, picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, restrooms and soccer fields.
Woodland Prairie Park
This site is an undeveloped sixty-three acre property, located just east of the Town of Menasha Municipal Complex (formerly CB Park). It contains areas of forested land.
This open space is on Little Lake Buttes des Morts and is 0.58 acres.
Brighton Beach Open Space
The Brighton Beach Open Space was acquired through a settlement with Warehouse Specialists. It is an 8.98 acre site that has a substantial acreage of wetlands, woodlands, and 100- and 500-year floodplain.
Gateway Meadows Open Space
The Gateway Meadows Open Space is an open space network in the Gateway Meadows Subdivision on the west side of the Town of Menasha. It is 13.56 acres of wetlands and woodlands.
High Plain Meadows Open Space
The High Plain Meadows Open Space is a dedicated 0.68 acre site in the north central portion of the Town.
Stroebe-Pearl-Cox Open Space
The Stroebe-Pearl-Cox Open Space is a 12.34 acre preserve on Stroebe Island in the north central section of the Town of Menasha. It encompasses wetlands, woodlands, 100-year flood plain, and marsh bottoms.
Wildlife Heights Open Space
The Wildlife Heights Open Space is a 4.06 acre preserve in the Wildlife Heights Subdivision in southwest Town of Menasha. The site encompasses wetlands, woodlands, and intermittent navigable stream.