Jones Park Gets a Makeover

Jones Park is set to get a makeover this year, as its next-door neighbor, the Fox Cities Exhibition Center is scheduled to open this fall.

Last week, city officials held an open house to present preliminary designs to residents and get feedback — similar to one held for Ellen Kort Peace Park earlier this spring.

Appleton has quite a few park projects on its plate, to say the least, including Jones Park and Ellen Kort Peace Park and the new Erb Park pool, among other renovations scheduled for upcoming years.

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A.O. Smith to Develop New Research Center Near Milwaukee Headquarters

Global water technology company A.O. Smith Corp.will develop a new corporate research center near its headquarters on Milwaukee’s far northwest side.

The 42,700-square-foot corporate technology center, at 11000 W. Park Place, will focus on research and development in the areas of water heating, water treatment and air purification, the company announced Wednesday.

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Familiar firm could design Jones Park

WHBY News – Appleton, WI

The design work for Jones Park in downtown Appleton could be done by the same firm that put together the plans for the expo center.

Parks and recreation director Dean Gazza says they would benefit by having Zimmerman Architectural Studios work on the neighboring projects. He says it’s important that they tie together, and not be two separate projects.