Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Community Concert series start tomorrow, June 3, 7 p.m. at German Park. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Original German Band. Municipal Band Concerts offered Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. on June 5, June 12, June 19, July 10, July 17 and July 24!

Outdoor Wading Pools open for the season tomorrow, 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 a 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.

Sports and Games is a program that offers a variety of sports and games each Friday from June 7-July 26 (we will not meet July 5). Ages 7-8 will meet from 10-11 a.m. and 9-11 will meet 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Traditional sports such as baseball and softball will be played, as well as other sports like Ultimate, Pickleball and games like capture the flag and dodgeball. Participants learn basic concepts, strategies and teamwork for each sport throughout the summer. Locations will vary. The first day will be held at Harman Park, 101 N. Garden Street. Pre-registration is required on our website or at the Rec Center.

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.

FREE Yoga in the Park for all ages! Enjoy beautiful summer Saturday mornings in our Parks with relaxed-pace yoga classes that integrate breath work with deliberate muscle elongation, toning and awareness for a greater sense of balance and direction, physically and energetically. No prior yoga experience is required. This class is for all ages and fitness levels and is possible through a Neighborhood Health Connection Grant from Allina Health. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, but a limited number will be available for those who need one. Please join us Saturday, June 8 from 9-9:45 a.m. at German Park!

Hermann Swim Club focuses on training swimmers and providing opportunity to improve and develop stroke techniques, skills, build muscle, speed, strength and endurance. Instructors provide a safe and fun environment. 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.

Youth Pickleball Camps will be offered throughout the summer for ages 8-13 at the Lincoln Park Courts, 718 S. State St. The camp will focus on teaching basic rules, etiquette, teamwork, movement and great socialization that comes with playing this unique and addicting sport. Players will be split into groups according to skill and age. The first camp will be offered Tuesday, June 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. 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

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

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 1-2:30 p.m. Memberships, Punch cards, cards or Daily Admission apply. Outdoor pickleball courts are open.

Hermann Monument open daily 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. Civic Center is located at 1212 N Franklin St. Community Center is located at 600 N German St.