Park & Rec Report

Fit and Strong! Arthritis Management and Prevention Program is a physical activity self-management program for older adults or persons with lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA). It combines flexibility, strength training and aerobic walking 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 weekly for 6 weeks on Fridays from 8-9:15 a.m. March 1 through April 5

Weight Lifting for Women is a 6-week program designed to familiarize women with our strength and cardio equipment, providing skills needed to plan weight room workouts and guidance for use of machines and dumbbells. Classes are Mondays at 11 a.m. March 11 through April 15.

Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month; March 1 and 15 from 9:30-11 a.m. This is an opportunity to Swim and play with your tot in the shallow part of the pool. Toys provided and tot slide will be open. Whirlpool is closed during this time. Admission is $2.75/tot.

The next session of swim lessons begins March 4 and runs through March 27. Register online or at the Rec Center.

The next session of Hermann Swim Club starts March 19 and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Register online or at the Rec Center.

WSI (Water Safety Instructor) Class offered March 21-24. Participants may register at the Rec Center or online at www.newulmmn.gov

Spring Garage Sale will be held at the Civic Center on Saturday, March 30 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Mark your calendars now! There will be many sales all under one roof with lots of treasures to search through!

Fitness Fun Day Sunday, March 31 from1-5 p.m. FREE admission to the Rec Center to swim, shoot hoops, play gym games and walk the track. This program is sponsored by Allina Health/New Ulm Medical Center and Physicians Group of New Ulm and Park and Rec.

Harman Park Warming hours are Monday through Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday 1 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Hot cocoa and coffee are available for sale, as well as limited number of skate rentals for $2.25 per pair. The warming house will not open in the case of severe windchill or poor weather conditions.

Open Pickleball at Rec Center Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. Memberships, Punch cards, cards or Daily Admission apply.

Last Open Broomball for the season is Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Civic Center. Admission is $4.75 per person or punch cards are available for $42.75 for a 12-punch card. This is a non-checking league, open to men and women, ages 18 or older. Players may divide into teams for a fun, competitive workout and challenging game play. Helmets, broomball stick/broom and broomball shoes are required. Shin guards and gloves are recommended. Limited equipment available on a first come-first serve basis.

Trail System is partially impassable, due to heavy snow, high winds and drifting. Sections of North Highland Avenue and sections from 800 North Front Street to 2300 North Broadway are affected. When the city is able to remove snow from those sections, the trail will become passable. Nehls Park trail is open and passable.

2019 Days of Play: New Ulm Area Businesses and Service Organizations will be contacted throughout the next few weeks and asked to participate in the 2019 New Ulm Area Days of Play. These are four to five large-scale events, designed to celebrate active play with a variety of play experiences in a festive atmosphere. They are offered throughout the year, free of charge for children through adults. Last year we raised approximately $12,000 to cover rental fees and expenses associated with holding these events. There are three levels of sponsorships: $100, $250 or $500. Businesses and Service Organizations’ names are listed on marketing materials. If you would like to be a part of the list of sponsors, please contact Cheryl at 507-359-8340.

Fitness Schedule is available online at newulmmn.gov

Winter/Spring Activities registration is open at newulmmn.gov or at the Rec Center.

Information on Fees & Hours of Facility Operation visit us on the web at: www.newulmmn.gov Email parkandrec@newulmmn.gov or cherylk@newulmmn.gov 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.- 9 p.m. Civic Center is located at 1212 N Franklin St. Community Center is located at 600 N German St.