Park & Rec Report

German Park Bavarian Castle Playground Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting (rescheduled from last week) will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18. The public is encouraged to come! Afterward, stay for the 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 Concert in German Park on June 18 will have entertainment by Lantz Dale and Jeremy Poland starting at 7 p.m. This special concert is being co-sponsored by the New Ulm Pubic Library. Bring the family early to enjoy the Puppet Wagon at 6:15 p.m.

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.

Bounce Town Mankato Field Trip open to ages 8-12 Friday, June 22 from 12-3:30 p.m. Bounce town has various inflatable slides, jungle gyms and more. Fee $16 Residents or $17.60 non-residents and includes transportation and admission. Van will leave from the Rec Center at 12.

Get to Know Nature and Canoeing – Scott Kudelka, DNR Naturalist will teach proper canoeing techniques and safety while exploring the beautiful Minnesota River. Class will meet at Minnecon Park on Tuesday, June 26 at 1 p.m. Participants must be picked up at Eckstein Landing, near the intersection of Hwy 15 and 37 at 2 p.m. Fee is $5 Residents and $5.50 Non-residents. Pre-registration is required.

Full Moon over Hermann Monument — Enjoy the view of the MN River Valley under a full moon atop Hermann Monument Friday, June 29 until 10 p.m. Regular admission applies. Monument will close for inclement weather.

Water Access Sites at Minnecon and Adams Parks closed until the water recedes.

Wading Pools are open daily from 12:30-6:30 p.m. through Aug. 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 will be closed June 25 and 26 (Monday and Tuesday of this week) for the Comprehensive Historic Building Conditions Assessment. We anticipate intermittent closings for shorter periods of time throughout the summer.

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 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 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.