Treaty Park Now Open!
The beautiful new park in Kimberly, WI combines outdoor recreation with the area’s papermaking history. To emphasize all who worked hard at creating such a vision, The Village of Kimberly recently held the ribbon cutting ceremony, honoring the opening of Treaty Park.
The park is part of the Cedars redevelopment project. Formerly, the area housed the site of the NewPage paper mill. The site is now being re-purposed into The Current of the Fox – Kimberly.
Kimberly community enrichment director, Holly Femal, says plans to build Treaty Park started in 2013.
“We’re just really proud and excited to start the development, and have positive progress in our community. It just sets the tone for what we’ll be doing in the future along the riverfront as we keep redeveloping,” Femal said.
Run Through The Rolls
Treaty Park invites visitors to “run through the rolls” by interacting with historic artifacts from the paper mill, including grinder and dryer rolls.
CR Meyer had the honor of relocating and mounting the No. 1 Paper Machine 27th Dryer in the new park. CR Meyer originally installed the dryer in front of the former Midtec paper mill during an expansion project in the 1980s.
The addition of Treaty Park near the Kimberly waterfront apartments is truly exciting. Village residents and the tenants from the Kimberly waterfront apartments are all welcome to enjoy the park. Open green space and room for relaxing is in abundance, right in the heart of the Village of Kimberly. The focal point of Treaty Park is the sixteen-foot wide multi-use trail. The park also includes a series of flexible open green spaces that focus views towards the Fox River.
Treaty Park connects with Memorial Park to the south by trail. Additionally, it will soon connect with the Loop the Locks trail network in Little Chute, Kaukauna and Appleton.