The City of Menasha is proud to announce that the Fox Cities Trestle Trail has been presented with a 2017 Wisconsin Great Places Award by the American Planning Association – Wisconsin Chapter. The Trestle Trail, constructed in 2005 spans the width of Little Lake Butte Des Morts, bridging a pedestrian connection between the City of Menasha near the Menasha Lock site and the Village of Fox Crossing at Fritse Park.
The overall bridge is approximately 1,600 feet long with many amenities such as fishing platforms, a pavilion area with seating, exterior illumination and is open year round.
Projects like these are what make a great place where people want to live, work, and play. Of course it would not be possible without all of the communities support and the cooperation of two communities to see the benefits this trail could bring and be able to work together to bring this project alive. Check out the video that APA-WI put together highlighting the Trestle Trail and the benefits it brings to our communities: https://youtu.be/6fiU8vo0H5U.
Following the acceptance of this award and always striving to be a greater place, the City of Menasha is once again cooperating with adjacent communities this time bridging the gap between the existing Trestle Trail Bridge and the City of Neenah. With the collaboration from the City of Menasha, Future Neenah, City of Neenah, the State and the support from both communities, on Friday, November 3, 2017 a ground breaking ceremony was held to embark on the start of a new chapter to construct two new bridges that will cross the south and north branches of the Fox River. These two new bridges will further bring the Fox Cities closer ultimately create a 5k loop encompassing the southern portion of Little Lake Butte Des Morts. Great things are happening all around us.