Park & Rec Report

Swimming Lesson Openings: We have openings in most classes of Session I, held June 3-13 (Monday through Thursday mornings) as well as session V, June 3-26 (Monday/Wednesday evenings). Please register online or at the Rec Center.

Hermann Swim Club focuses on training swimmers and providing opportunity to improve strokes, build muscle, speed, strength and improve endurance. Our instructors provide a safe and fun environment. Each session consists of six meeting dates; the first five will focus on developing techniques and skills and have an in-house intra-squad swim meet during the final session date. Participants must have passed Level 4 Swim Lessons and be at least 8 years old to join. The first session is June 11-27. Register online or at the Rec Center.

Summer Camp Programs offered through Park and Rec provide a fun and safe environment for kids to socialize, be creative, imaginative and active. Our outgoing, fun councilors will create a positive, exciting atmosphere in which to lead children through a variety of games, projects, arts, crafts and challenges. Activities engage children physically, mentally and socially so that they gain confidence in themselves through the fun together! Camps are held weekly; sign up for one or many! For a listing of the Day Nature Camps, Itty Bitty Camps for ages 4-6 or Explorer Camps for 7-11, go to the city’s website at newulmmn.gov

Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month. The next sessions are June 7 and 21 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.

Registration for Spring/Summer Activities and Schedules available online at www.newulmmn.gov or at the Rec Center.

Outdoor Wading Pools open for the season June 3. Hours are 12:30-6:30 p.m. daily. Children must be with an adult of at least 18. There is NO lifeguard on duty. Air temp must be minimum of 72 degrees to open and will close for strong winds, heavy downpours or lightening.

Additional Open Swim will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. beginning June 4.

Riverside Environmental Learning Center located in Riverside Park is open Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Please call Ron at 507-766-5770 to make arrangements for other times.

Open Pickleball at Rec Center Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Memberships, Punch cards, cards or Daily Admission apply. Outdoor pickleball courts are open.

Hermann Monument open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission $3 per person. Ages 5 and under free with adult.

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 toms@newulmmn.gov

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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.- 6 p.m. Building hours on Saturday, May 25 are from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. and closed on Sunday/Monday, May 26-27. Civic Center is located at 1212 N Franklin St. Community Center is located at 600 N German St.

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