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Park & Rec Report

ExploraDome is coming to the Rec Center on Monday, October 7 (this is a no school day for ISD 88 and NUACS). Explore Space and marvel at the wonders of the universe with the University of Minnesota Bell Museum’s Exploradome Traveling Planetarium. FREE space exploration shows for children and teens ages 4-18 will be shown from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration for age-specific show times is required. (Go the Library’s or Park and Rec Facebook Page to view the showings/times) and call the Public Library at 507-359-8331 for information and/or to register.

Fit & Strong is a self-managed, physical activity program for older adults or persons with lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA). It combines flexibility, strength training and aerobic walking with health education for sustained behavior change. Expect to gain a clear understanding of what osteoarthritis is and how physical activity tailored to the needs of persons with arthritis can help manage symptoms. Learn to perform safe stretching, balance, aerobic and strengthening exercises. Groups meet Fridays from 8-9:15 a.m. for 6 weeks, starting October 18. There will be 45 minutes of class and 30 minutes of education to follow. Register online or at the Rec Center.

Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month; the next one is October 18. This is an opportunity to Swim and play with your tot in the shallow part of the pool. Toys are provided and tot slide will be open. Whirlpool is closed during this time. Admission is $2.75/tot.

Floating Pumpkin Patch – Save the Date! October 25 from 5-8:30 p.m. Search the Rec Center Indoor Pool pumpkin patch for your perfect pumpkin, then deck it out at our decorating station with all sorts of un items! Plus, the pool will be open for pumpkin-splashing fun! This is a family event, suitable for participants of all ages! Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water. at the Rec Center’s indoor pool. Fee is $5 for Rec Center members or $7.00 for non-members.

PreK Open Gym Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-11 a.m. Run, chase and burn off energy! Play with balls, scooters, hula hoops, parachutes and more! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Open Pickleball at Rec Center Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Memberships, Punch cards, cards or Daily Admission apply.

Riverside Environmental Learning Center located in Riverside Park is open Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Please call Ron at 507-766-5770 to make arrangements for other times.

Hermann Monument open Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission $3 per person, Ages 5 and under free with adult.

Minnecon Park is closed again, due to flooding of the Minnesota River.

German Park Amphitheater is in great need of improvement! Fundraising for this project continues. Any size of donation is accepted and greatly appreciated for this community venue. Checks can be made to the City of New Ulm Amphitheater and mailed to the Park and Rec. Dept., 122 S. Garden Street, New Ulm. Please direct questions to Tom Schmitz, Director at 233-2121, ext. 202 or toms@newulmmn.gov

Email List – review what Park and Recreation Commissioners are discussing by subscribing to the meetings through E-Updates. To subscribe, simply go to https://cityofnewulm.civicweb.net/Portal/Subscribe.aspx and check the box next to Park and Recreation Commission, enter email and complete verification code. The next time an update is made, you will receive a notification directly to your email’s inbox.

Information on Fees & Hours of Facility Operation: Visit us on the web at: www.newulmmn.gov Email parkandrec@newulmmn.gov or cherylk@newulmmn.gov 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. Civic Center is located at 1212 N Franklin St. Community Center is located at 600 N German St.

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