Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Concert in German Park on July 2 will have entertainment Grace Community Kids and Worship Band starting at 7 p.m. Bring the family early to enjoy the Puppet Wagon at 6:15 p.m.

Look for our new FREE Rec On the Go program traveling to a location near you to play games, sports, crafts and other fun activities! Healthy Snacks will be provided for those 18 and under. Visit our website for dates and locations. This program is possible through partnerships with Allina Health, ISD 88, Pro Kinship for Kids and the City of New Ulm Public Library and Park and Rec Departments.

July is National Park and Rec month! We are challenging individuals to submit a digital photo discovering one of the wonderful amenities our park and rec system offers. Throughout the month of July, there will be weekly contests with a winner (chamber dollars) chosen for each category. Official rules available online. Weekly themed contests will be listed in each week’s press release.

Hermann Swim Club Session II runs July 10-26. This recreational club focuses on building muscle, stroke improvement, speed, strength and endurance. Register online or at the Rec. Center.

Weight Lifting for Seniors is a 6-week program to help approach strength training in a safe, effective and fun way that keeps you strong for life. Strength training can ward off age-related muscle loss, keep bones strong, promote mobility and function, prevent falls and even help combat depression. Classes are Mondays at 10 a.m. July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13. Register at the Rec Center or online.

Youth Pickleball Camp July 17 and 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Lincoln Park. Focus on basic rules, etiquette, teamwork, movement and socialization that comes with playing this unique and addicting sport. Register online or at the Rec Center.

Municipal Band Concert at German Park Wednesday, July 18 starting at 7 p.m.

Get to Know Nature and Canoeing – Scott Kudelka, DNR Naturalist will teach proper canoeing techniques and safety while exploring the beautiful Minnesota River. Class has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 19 and will meet at Minnecon Park 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.

Field Trip to Hutchinson’s new aquatic center Friday, July 20. Water park has two water slides, rock climbing wall, water dome, water arch, diving boards and more! Van departs from the Rec Center at 12:30 p.m. and returns at 5 p.m. Fee is $17 Residents or $18.70 non-residents that includes transportation and admission to the park. Pre-registration is required.

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. Puppeteers entertain through skits, songs and silly dances. Each show is 20-30 minutes. Shows are canceled for inclement weather. Check out our website for show times and locations.

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.

AARP/United Health Insurance Medicare Supplement- If you have this supplement, you are eligible for a 50 percent discount off your 3-month or annual membership at the Rec. Center! Please inquire at the Rec Center for additional information.

Information on Fees & Hours of Facility Operation: Visit us on the web a1t: 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. The Rec., Civic and Community Centers will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day.