Park & Rec Report

Wading pools at Lincoln and Washington Parks are scheduled to close today, Aug. 19. Due to the forecasted warm temps, WASHINGTON WADING POOL will remain open through Sunday, Aug. 26. Hours will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Pool will not open if temps are not at least 72 degrees or raining. All children must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18.

Monday Night Concert in German Park Aug. 20 starting at 7 p.m. Musical entertainment by the Sleepy Eye Concertina Club!

Thank you to the Summer Day of Play Sponsors! Alliance Bank, Archery Trade Association, Dittrich Specialties, Kraft Heinz, Gag Sheet Metal/Schanus Plumbing, MR Paving, McDonald’s Mike’s Collision, NU Medical Center/Allina, Optimist Club, OMG Midwest (NU Quartzite Quarries), Physician’s Group of New Ulm, Southpoint Financial, New Ulm Area Jaycees, Bank Midwest, Laraway Roofing, NUVERA, Citizens Bank, Kwik Trip, Bo-Co Realty, Heymann Construction, MVTL, State Farm Bob Webb Agency, Employees of Firmenich, NU Area Chamber of Commerce, All Stor, Inc., American Family Brian McCabe Agency, D&A Trucklines, Jensen Motors, Kohls Weelborg Chevrolet, Neubauer Chiropractic, Maday Motors, Fastenal, Hoffman Construction, New Ulm Chiropractic, Nierengarten & Hippert Law, Erickson Construction, Nosbush Glass, S&S Motors, Natalie Bastian/Hirth Insurance Agency, Don Sanderson Insurance Agency, Sertoma Club. Please thank and support them!

Enjoy full moon view over Hermann Friday, Aug. 25. We are extending hours to 10 p.m. Take in this unique and picturesque view of the MN River Valley under moonlight! Regular admission applies.

Fit and Strong! Arthritis Management and Prevention Program for older adults or persons with lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA). It combines flexibility, strength training and aerobic waking with health education for sustained behavior change. Expect to gain a clear understanding of what osteoarthritis is and how physical activity that is tailored to the needs of persons with arthritis can help them manage arthritis symptoms. Learn to perform safe stretching, balance, aerobic and strengthening exercises. Groups meet every Friday from 8 to 9:15 a.m. for 6 weeks beginning Sept. 7. Register online or at the Rec Center.

Hermannfest – Saturday, Sept. 8 with live musical entertainment starting at 11:30 a.m. in Hermann Heights Park, followed by Cannon firing and “Thunder in the Valley” 1812 Overture by the New Ulm Battery, Municipal Band in Harman Park starting at 6 p.m. Lots of fun, food, and Gemutlichkeit followed by spectacular fireworks display over Hermann Monument at approximately 8:30 p.m. Be sure to catch live music by Time Machine starting at 7:45 p.m. in Harman Park and continuing after the fireworks!

Youth Volleyball and Flag Football start Sept. 8 and 9, respectively. If interested, please register online or at the Rec Center!

Ballroom Dance Class for beginners Saturdays in Sept.; 9, 15, 22 and 29 from 9-11 a.m. at State Street Theater. Introduction to Foxtrot, English Waltz, and Waltz. If time allows, beginnings of the polka will be added. Fee: $75/couple resident or $82.50/couple non-resident. Register online or at the Rec Center.

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

Outdoor Pickleball courts at Lincoln park offer open play 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.

Autumn Activities Guide is available online or at the Rec Center. Be sure to check out our offerings. Registration begins tomorrow, Aug. 13.

The Indoor Pool will be closed for annual maintenance Monday, Aug. 27 through Monday, Sept. 3. Locker Rooms will be closed Aug. 27-29. Members who rent lockers will need to remove locks and belongings during this time. Vogel Fieldhouse, racquetball courts and fitness facilities will be open as usual or posted hours during this time.

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. Please note: Labor Day Weekend hours at the Rec Center are Saturday, Sept. 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Rec. Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 3. Civic Center is located at 1212 N Franklin St. Community Center is located at 600 N German St.