Welcome to Appleton, Wisconsin's
Historic Old Third Ward


Outagamie County Recycling

If you haven't heard, Outagamie County has expanded its list of recyclable materials to include ALL plastic bottles and containers, numbers 1 though 6. There is no need to separate paper from glass, aluminum, plastic and tin. Put everything together into your recycle bin.
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Yard Waste Days

Curbside pickup of yard waste has begun. Collection will take place the day after regular garbage pickup.

The Glendale yard waste site is also now open regular hours:
2625 E. Glendale Avenue (located east of the Department of Public Works)
April 3 – November 23, 2015
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
9 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
CLOSED Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and on City-observed

Take a look at the Yard Waste, Branch and Brush Collection page in the City of Appleton's City Guide for more information.


Spring 2015 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Old Third Ward Neighborhood Association newsletter has been posted. Included is information about the Annual Meeting and Dinner on Sunday, April, 19, 2015. Contact the Old Third Ward for more information. The whole neighborhood is invited!


Plans for Pioneer Park and the Waterfront

The work on the triangle at W. Prospect Ave. and S. Walnut St., will begin this spring. The site of the former water reservoir, a green space since the water tank was removed in 2013, will be transformed with sidewalks, plantings, benches and tables. In keeping with the 2007 resolution proposed by the late Walter Kalata the space will be named Pioneer Park.

The City of Appleton has moved the land formerly known as the Appleton Water Treatment Plant on Water Street to the Parks and Recreation Department. This resolution proposed by Alderpersons Patti Coenen and Joe Martin was unanimously approved at the March 4, 2015 Common Council meeting. This move to Parks and Rec is in keeping with the 2006 Master Plan for Jones Park and Fox River Properties in which this space was recommended to become a park:

"...the Master Plan for Jones Park and the Fox River Properties recommends that the riverfront at the water treatment plant be redeveloped as a public park anchored by a community building and interactive water feature."

Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 13, Fox River Corridor Redevelopment Plan, p. 166.


March Meeting Minutes Now Posted

Minutes for the March, 2015 OTW Board meeting, March 29, 2015 are now available. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the Old Third Ward. Find out what's happening in Our Neighborhood! Check out the Event Calendar


The Old Third Ward Neighborhood Association provides scholarships to high school students who wish to pursue studies in historic preservation, urban planning, local history and other related subjects. The Association also brings the neighborhood together for an annual dinner (in January) and an end-of-summer picnic (in September.) We also maintain the Old Third Ward Website, publish a popular walking tour brochure of the area, and stage periodic home tours. Please help the Association continue these worthy practices. The Old Third Ward Neighborhood Association is a private nonprofit corporation.