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Park & Rec Report

Additional Fall/Winter Open Pickle Ball Scheduled! Sundays Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sundays in Nov. from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays in Dec. through March from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please note: there would NOT be pickleball February 10 or 17 due to basketball tournaments.

Spraying in the Parks – Crews continue spraying for broadleaf control in the parks. Please exercise caution when using park areas that have been sprayed and marked with flags.

Halloween Ceramics Class for ages 6 and up offered Tuesday and Thursday Oct. 10 and 12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Pre-registration is required online or at the Rec. Center. Sport your creativity by cleaning ceramic pieces and glaze just in time for holiday decorating!

Hermann 5k Run/Walk Saturday, Oct. 14. This is the 9th year of New Ulm’s most unique 5K and again this year will be a Hermann Tot Trot starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5k Run/Walk starting at 9:00 a.m. Register by going to the city website at www.ci.new-ulm.mn.us.

MEA Special No School Swim session will be offered Thursday, Oct. 19 from 1-4 p.m.

Rock on Ice returns Oct. 20 and will run Friday nights at the Civic Center from 7-9 p.m. Please note: starting time is subject to change slightly to accommodate hockey tournament games and other rentals. Be sure to check the schedule at www.ci.new-ulm.mn.us

Tot Swim held Fridays Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and 15 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the shallow area of the Indoor pool. This is a great opportunity for small children to get used to the water with others their own age during this special swim for small children. Use the tot slide and other fun toys! Adults must be in the water and children must be within arm reach of an adult at all times. Whirlpool closed during to swim. $2.25 per child. Adults free.

ECFE Halloween Party Friday, Oct. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Jefferson Elementary School Gym. Admission is just $3 per child or $6 per family max. There will be art activities, games, face painting, Moon Bounce and treats. Happy Joe’s pizza and pop will be available for purchase. There will be a photo backdrop, so bring your camera. This program is open to all children ages infant to 6 years old and their parents. Costumes are optional, but please, no masks. This event is co-sponsored by Park and Rec., Optimists’ Club and ECFE

Adult/Child Fit & Fun – Fun for all! This class is designed and required for one adult to participate with one child age 2-5 to have fun and be active together! Classes teach sportsmanship, respect and team building skills while improving fitness levels through specialized activities of movement and fun. Classes are offered Sundays Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and 12 from 11-11:40 a.m. at the Rec. Center. Register online or at the Rec. Center.

Hermann Monument is open Saturdays and Sundays now through the third weekend of October. Admission is $2.75 per person; ages 5 and under free with paying adult. Check out the beautiful view of the Minnesota River Valley and fall colors!

Rec Center closing at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 29 – Please note this early closing time due to staff training.

Open Broomball starts Wednesdays; Nov. 1 through March 7 from 7:15-8:45 p.m. at the Civic Center. This non-checking league is open to men and women, ages 18 and older. Players may divide into teams for a fun, competitive and challenging game play. Helmets, broomball stick/broom and shoes are required. Shin guards and gloves are recommended. Park and Rec has limited equipment available on a first come-first serve basis.

Autumn Park and Rec Registration is open. The brochure is available online or at the Rec. Center. Be sure to check out the offerings!

Information on Fees & Hours of Facility Operation visit us on the web at: www.ci.new-ulm.mn.us Email parkandrec@ci.new-ulm.mn.us or cheryl.kormann@ci.new-ulm.mn.us 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. Please note the Rec Center will be closing at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29 due to staff training. Civic Center is located at 1212 N Franklin St. Community Center is located at 600 N German St.

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