Madison, WI – Today, the Joint Committee on Finance approved Knowles-Nelson Stewardship funds that were awarded to the City of Appleton. Rep. Cabral-Guevara (R-Fox Crossing) released the following statement:
“I was happy to hear that these funds were released to the City of Appleton for their Trestle Trail project,” said Rep. Cabral-Guevara. “I wanted to thank the City of Appleton’s Parks and Recreation Department for keeping us in the legislature informed on this issue.”
On May 11th, Rep. Cabral-Guevara and Rep. Murphy wrote a letter to the assembly co-chair of the Joint Committee on Finance urging the release of these funds. The project was completed in July 2020, consisting of constructing a new trail connection between the existing North Island Trail, Newberry Trail, and Neenah Papers. The project also included converting an abandoned railroad trestle that crosses the Fox River at Lawe Street into a multimodal ADA lighted trail. The redeveloped trestle connects Lawrence University, Eagle Point Senior Living Complex, Eagle Court Memory Care Facility, and the John Street Trailhead Parking Area with a new trail along the Fox River to the east. The new trail and trestle are providing new fishing and bird watching opportunities, access to sections of the river that were not accessible previously, and breathtaking views.
“As one of Appleton’s representatives, I know that people from around the area will benefit from this project for years to come. We all win when we have increased access to our beautiful parks and recreational areas in the Fox Cities,” Rep. Cabral-Guevara concluded.