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Park & Rec Report

Park Playgrounds and Restrooms are open! Please use at your own risk. Physical distancing is required and no more than 10 people allowed at a time per playground. Please follow CDC guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Dog, BMX and Skate Parks are open. Please use at your own risk. Physical distancing is required and no more than 10 people allowed at a time. Please follow CDC guidelines.

Indoor Pool has been drained and Locker Rooms closed. Staff is making preparations for construction to begin in July. If you have belongings in a locker, please stop and pick up Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., no later than June 1. Items left after June 1 will be disposed. Call 359-8344 to gain access to the building.

The Recreation, Civic and Community Centers remain closed. Follow us on our Facebook Page for the latest information. We also provide weekly fitness ideas, classes and links. If you aren’t on our e-mail list and wish to be, email cherylk@newulmmn.gov

Civic Center ice removed until August; no open skate or hockey offered until late summer/early fall.

Leash Law – This is also a friendly reminder that pets are required to be on a leash at all times, except private property and the Dog Park and that owners are responsible for picking up all waste.

All pets must be on a leash in parks and sidewalks.

Staff are still working, call 507-359-8344 for questions or assistance or email cherylk@newulmmn.gov

Meals on Wheels and Senior Citizens Center takeout meals are still operating. Please call 359-2243 for meals delivery or to call and reserve a meal for pick up/take out.

German Park Amphitheater construction has begun and will be completed this year. The project cost is over $1,200,000 and around $1m raised. Thank you all for responding so generously to support this project! Fund raising continues. The next $100,000 in donations will be matched. Any size donation is greatly appreciated. Checks should be made to City of New Ulm Amphitheater and mailed to Park and Rec. Dept., 122 S. Garden Street, New Ulm MN 56073. Direct credit card donations to 507-359-8340 and/or questions to Tom Schmitz at 233-2121 ext. 202 or toms@newulmmn.gov

Hermann Heights Park Construction has begun! M. R. Paving & Excavating Inc., continues to work on the new retaining wall and underground infrastructure in Hermann Heights Park, as they continue work on relocating the entrance road, Monument Street, and install parking lots. This is one of six RENU, local option sales tax funded projects. Planned completion will be this autumn. Due to this construction, the entire park, including Hermann Monument, are closed for the spring and summer season. The public is asked to stay out of the park.

Memorial/Gift Giving Ideas – Purchase one or more paver stone(s) with your inscription(s), in the walkways near Hermann Monument and/or German Park for $200 each, contact the Park & Rec office at 359-8344. Park or trail benches range in price from $1,500 to $3,500 each, call 359-8344.

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 359-8344. Rec Center, 122 South Garden St.

We will continue to communicate with the Public via Facebook, The Journal and KNUJ

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