Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Concert in German Park Aug. 13 starting at 7 p.m. Musical entertainment by Chris and Chris, a variety band.

Get to Know Nature: Wild Edibles – People eat wild edibles for a number of reasons, including as a legitimate way of economizing food costs, as an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and in rare situations, essential for survival. Scott Kudelka, DNR Naturalist will teach individuals about some of the recognizable plants growing in the area like the common dandelion which can be used in salads or as a coffee-like beverage. Camp will take place Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 1-2 p.m. in Flandrau State Park Playground, next to the swimming pond. Please note: Entrance to Flandrau State Park requires a pass to enter.) Register online or at the Rec Center.

Summer Day of Play Thursday, Aug. 16 at German Park. Fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with inflatables, Rec on the Go and more, followed by outdoor movie CoCo at approximately 8:30 p.m. Join us for a variety of activities in a fun, festive atmosphere! This event is FREE to the public, thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors!

Be sure to visit Rec On the Go at New Ulm Mobile Village Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and at the Summer Day of Play Thursday, Aug. 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Play games, sports, crafts and other fun activities! Healthy Snacks will be provided for those 18 and under. Visit our website for dates and locations. This FREE program is possible through partnerships with Allina Health, ISD 88, Pro Kinship for Kids and the City of New Ulm Public Library and Park and Rec Departments.

Enjoy full moon view over Hermann Friday, Aug. 25. We are extending hours to 10 p.m. Take in this unique and picturesque view of the MN River Valley under moonlight! Regular admission applies.

Hermannfest – Saturday, Sept. 8 with live musical entertainment starting at 11:30 a.m. in Hermann Heights Park, followed by Cannon firing and “Thunder in the Valley” 1812 Overture by the New Ulm Battery, Municipal Band in Harman Park starting at 6 p.m. Lots of fun, food, and Gemutlichkeit followed by spectacular fireworks display over Hermann Monument at approximately 8:30 p.m. Be sure to catch live music by Tim Machine starting at 7:45 p.m. in Harman Park and continuing after the fireworks!

Ballroom Dance Class for beginners Saturdays in Sept.; 9, 15, 22 and 29 from 9-11 a.m. at State Street Theater. Introduction to Foxtrot, English Waltz, and Waltz. If time allows, beginnings of the polka will be added. Fee: $75/couple resident or $82.50/couple non-resident. Register online or at the Rec Center.

Open Pickleball at Rec Center Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Memberships, Punch cards, cards or Daily Admission apply.

Outdoor Pickleball courts at Lincoln park offer open play Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. There is a lock box in Lincoln Park with equipment to use. Please call 507-359-8347 for the code to access.

Autumn Activities Guide is available online or at the Rec Center. Be sure to check out our offerings. Registration begins tomorrow, Aug. 13.

The Indoor Pool will be closed for annual maintenance Monday, Aug. 27 through Monday, Sept. 3. Locker Rooms will be closed Aug. 27-29. Members who rent lockers will need to remove locks and belongings during this time. Vogel Fieldhouse, racquetball courts and fitness facilities will be open as usual or posted hours during this time.

Information on Fees & Hours of Facility Operation: Visit us on the web at: Email or or call 359-8347. Rec Center, 122 South Garden St., hours: Monday-Friday 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Please note: Labor Day Weekend hours at the Rec Center are Saturday, Sept. 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Rec. Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 3. Civic Center is located at 1212 N Franklin St. Community Center is located at 600 N German St.