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Park & Rec Report

Register SOON for Recreation Programs online or call the Rec Center at 507-359-8347 (some programs begin Monday, July 13). We are offering various young child swimming lessons at our wading pools, soccer, t-ball, sports and games camps, sand volleyball and a variety of virtual programs. Please follow us on Facebook (New Ulm Park and Recreation).

WE ARE OPEN! Anyone entering our facilities will be asked to perform a self-health screen posted on or near entrances. Please do not enter if you answer yes to any of those questions. Users must sanitize their hands immediately upon entrance. Please follow CDC guidelines (and maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet and note that some play areas are not staffed or disinfected. Use at your own risk.

Splash Pad at North Park open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with limited capacity.

Washington and Lincoln Park Wading Pools are open daily 1-6 p.m. with limited capacity. At the top of every hour, we will allow 25 people (kids and adults) in the gate to swim for 50 minutes. At that time, we will clear the pool, wipe commonly touched surfaces and reopen at the top of the next hour. If you would like to swim longer, you may wait in line to be re-admitted. Wading pools open to those 8 and under and must be accompanied with an adult of at least 18 years old. Wading pools will remain closed if temps do not reach at least 72 degrees by 2 p.m. During this time of limited capacity, we are asking groups of no more than 5 (4 children and 1 adult) come to the pool per time. If you have a larger group and would like to rent the pool for a private swim, we are offering this for $64 per hour.

The Recreation Center is open for walking the track, fitness equipment and fitness classes for those age 15 years and up. People may also play basketball, racquetball, pickleball and use open gym, but must be at least 12 years of age or with a parent. Please maintain physical distance as much as possible. Only individuals with memberships are allowed to enter the facility and can be purchased at the welcome desk. Customers must also sanitize their hands upon entrance and wipe any and all equipment used before and after each use with provided sanitation wipe(s). Hours are Monday, through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 7 to 11 a.m. and closed Sundays. Follow us on our Facebook Page for the latest information.

The Community Center is closed to the general public, but is available for private rentals with conditions. 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.

The Civic Center is opening July 12 for private rentals. A limited number of open skate, figure skating and hockey will be offered. Please view the most up-to-date schedules at https://new-ulm.maxgalaxy.net/Schedule.aspx?GUID=d3cdc8a6-35af-4e68-85a7-cda56a9e82e9&ID=1

Monday night Community Concert- Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at Johnson Football Field. Musical entertainment provided by the Wendinger Band. In case of inclement weather, concert will be moved to the Civic Center North Arena.

German Park Amphitheater construction continues and will be completed this autumn. The project cost is $1,200,000 and $950,000 has already been raised or pledged. Past donors, thank you for generously supporting this project! Fundraising continues. The next $100,000 in donations will be matched by a private donor, in honor of Janet and Terry Dempsey. 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. For credit card donations please call 507-359-8340. For questions call Tom Schmitz at 233-2121 ext. 202 or toms@newulmmn.gov

Hermann Heights Park construction continues on the retaining wall, entrance road and parking lots. Autumn completion is expected. The entire park, including Hermann Monument, playground and shelters are closed for the summer. Please stay out of the park, as it is a construction zone.

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.

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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