Park & Report

Arbor Day will be celebrated in German Park on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. The Mayor, Public Library and Park and Rec., along with local students will listen to a proclamation, learn about trees and plant an actual tree in the park. Please note: this event may be canceled due to inclement weather.

Open Pickleball at Rec Center Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. and the following dates: Saturdays, April 20 from 7:30-9 a.m. and April 27 from 9-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 24 from 5-6 p.m. Memberships, Punch cards, cards or Daily Admission apply. Outdoor pickleball courts are open.

Adult Co-Rec Sand Volleyball and Softball Registration is open to register your teams! Co-Rec softball will be held Wednesday evenings beginning May 8. Registration is $360 per team and is due by April 24. Co-Rec Sand Volleyball will play Thursday evenings beginning May 16. Fee is $100 (includes game ball) and is due by May 3.

Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month; May 3 and 17 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 are provided and tot slide will be open. Whirlpool is closed during this time. Admission is $2.75/tot.

Registration for Spring/ Summer Activities is available online at or at the Rec Center.

T-Ball Changes: Minor T-Ball for 4-5 year-olds will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5 p.m. at Harman Park. Major T-Ball for 5-6 year-olds will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15-6 p.m. This was printed wrong in the PR brochure and we apologize for the confusion.

Park restrooms are open!

Spring Flooding: Minnecon Park will was open, but is closed again due to rising water. The Riverside Park water access is currently open, but may close in the future for flooding.

Fitness Schedule is available online at

German Park Amphitheater is in great need of improvement! Fundraising for this project continues. Any size of donation is accepted and greatly appreciated for the community venue. Checks can be made to the City of New Ulm and mailed to the Park and Rec. Dept., 122 S. Garden Street, New Ulm. Please direct questions to Tom Schmitz, Director at 233-2121, ext. 202 or

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. All of our facilities will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 21.