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Park & Rec Report

Monday night Community Concert – Monday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at Johnson Football Field. Entertainment provided by The Garage Band. In case of inclement weather, concert will be moved to the Civic Center North Arena.

Construction on the Rec Center is about to begin on the new Expansion project (aquatic center, indoor playground and wellness center. Official ground breaking is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29 at 11:30 a.m.

WE ARE OPEN! Anyone entering our facilities will be asked to perform a self-health screen posted on 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 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with limited capacity.

Washington and Lincoln Park Wading Pools open daily 1-6 p.m. with limited capacity. At the top of every hour, max of 25 people (kids and adults) admitted inside the gate to swim for 50 minutes, clear the pool, wipe commonly touched surfaces and reopen at top of the next hour. If you would like to swim longer, please wait in line to be re-admitted. Wading pools open to 8 and under and must be accompanied by 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. You may rent the pool for a private swim for $64 per hour.

The Recreation Center is open; walking 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. Maintain 6-foot physical distance as much as possible. Only individuals with memberships are allowed to enter facility and can be purchased at the welcome desk. 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 available for private rentals with conditions. Meals on Wheels and takeout meals are operating. Call 359-2243 for delivery or to reserve a meal for pick up/take out.

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

German Park Amphitheater construction continues and completed this autumn. Project cost is $1,200,000 and $950,000 has already been raised or pledged; thank you to past donors! 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 retaining wall, entrance road and parking lots.  The entire park, including Hermann Monument, playground and shelters are closed until 2021.    Please stay out of the park, as it is a construction zone.  

Johnson Park Construction is completed! Official ribbon cutting has been set for August 2 at 4 p.m., followed by a Brewers v Stark baseball game at 5 p.m.

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 Park and Recreation Commissioner discussion items 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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