Park & Rec Report

German Park Bavarian Castle Playground Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11. The public is encouraged to come! Afterward, stay for the first night of Rec on the Go, Puppet Show and the Community Concert! Please stay out of the newly seeded areas that are blocked off as site restoration takes place.

Monday Night Concerts in German Park begin June 11 with Maiden Voyage taking the stage at 7 p.m. Bring the family early to enjoy the Puppet Wagon, new Playground and the very first ever Rec on the Go Program!

Look for our new Rec On the Go program traveling to a location near you this summer! This program provides FREE games, sports, arts, crafts and fun activities! Healthy Snacks will be provided for youth 18 and under. Visit our website for a list of dates and locations. This program is made possible through partnerships with Allina Health/New Ulm Medical Center and Independent School District 88, Pro Kinship for Kids and the City of New Ulm Public Library and Park and Rec Departments.

Water Safety Day at the Indoor Pool! June 12 from 1-4 p.m. join Josh the Otter, Whales Tales and Rec Center Pool Staff during pool breaks for a fun, educational Water Safety Even! Participants will take home a Water Safety Gift Bag and we will be distributing a limited number of Youth Swim Suits while supplies last. Regular admission/memberships apply.

FREE Fishing Clinic Tuesdays June 12, 19 from 5-6:30 and Thursday, June 21 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This program is designed for one adult with limited fishing knowledge and skills to attend with a child. Those 16 and older need a valid Minnesota Fishing License. Learn the basics of tying hooks, how to use different kinds of rods and reels, how to apply bait, hook and unhook fish, different ways of cleaning and preparing fish and Minnesota fishing laws. Register online or at the Rec. Center. Details of the clinic are online or in the PR brochure. This program is FREE, however preregistration is required.

Youth Pickleball Clinic offered June 18 and 20 from 1-3 p.m. at Lincoln Park. Learn basic rules, etiquette, teamwork, movement and socialization that comes with playing this very unique and addicting sport.

Hermann Swim Club is a recreational opportunity for youth 8-17 to improve swim stroke skills, build muscle, speed, strength and endurance! Participants must have passed Level 4 Red Cross Swim Lessons. Club meets in various sessions throughout the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5:30 p.m. at the Indoor Pool. Register online or at the Rec Center.

Wading Pools are open daily from 12:30-6:30 p.m. through August 19. Children must be with an adult of 18 years of age responsible for the conduct and safety for the child(ren) they bring to the pool. There is no lifeguard on duty. Air temp must be at least 72 degrees or higher to open.

The Puppet Wagon is a summertime favorite for all ages, shows start tomorrow, June 4th for the summer! Puppeteers entertain through skits, songs and silly dances. Each show is 20-30 minutes. Shows are canceled for inclement weather.

Hermann Monument is open daily for the season from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. We anticipate intermittent closings for shorter periods of time throughout the summer. The interpretive Center will remain closed due to the Comprehensive Historic Building Conditions Assessment.

Summer Activities: Online Registration is open and available.

Open Pickleball at Rec Center Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m. and Saturdays through May from 8-10 a.m. Memberships, Punch cards, cards or Daily Admission apply.

Outdoor Pickleball available at Lincoln Park! Open play is scheduled Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. There is a lock box in Lincoln Park with equipment to use. Please call 507-359-8347 for the code to access.

Information on Fees & Hours of Facility Operation: Visit us on the web at: Email or 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.