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Park & Rec Reports

Due to cold weather, we have removed water from most park fountains and restrooms for the season.

Swim Lessons start Oct. 21 and run Monday and Wednesday evenings through Nov. 13. Register online or at the Rec Center.

Floating Pumpkin Patch – Save the Date! Oct. 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 for non-members.

Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month; Nov. 1 and 15. 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.

Weight Lifting for Women and Seniors are two different 6-week programs designed to familiarize yourselves with strength training, equipment and machines that approaches strength training in a safe, effective and fun way to keep you strong for life! Sessions begin the week of Nov. 4. Refer to the brochure or online for dates/times. Pre registration required online or at the Rec Center.

Open Co-Rec Broomball at the Civic Center begins Nov. 6 and runs each Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. There is no broomball Nov. 27. Regular admission, punch card or membership fees apply.

Fitness Fun Day Friday, Nov. 8 from 6-9 p.m. FREE use of the Rec Center to swim, play basketball, gym games or walk the track! Program co-sponsored by Allina Health/New Ulm Medical Center and the Physicians Group of New Ulm.

Teen Day of Play Friday, Nov. 22 at the Rec Center from 9-11 p.m. This event is FREE and open to teens 12-18, thanks to the generous donations of our Days of Play sponsors!!!

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 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 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.

Final Hermann Monument hours for the season are this Saturday and Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission $3 per person, Ages 5 and under free with adult.

Minnecon Park is closed, 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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