Park & Rec Report

Final Monday Night Community Concert in German Park for the summer is tomorrow, Monday, August 26, starting at 7:00 p.m. Musical entertainment will be Worst Band Ever. See you there!

Washington Park Wading Pool will close for the day at 5 p.m. today, August 25, weather pending. Children must be with an adult of at least 18.

Canoeing – Minnesota River Paddle for Ages 12 and up. Take a canoe and paddle on the Minnesota River Wednesday, August 28 from1-2 p.m. Participants learn proper canoeing techniques and safety, while exploring the beautiful MN River. Register online or at the Rec Center. Cost is $5 residents and $5.50 for non-residents.

Fit and Strong! 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 and will have a 45-minute exercise class, followed by 30-minute education session. Please register online or at the Rec Center. The first session starts Sept. 6.

Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month; the next one is Friday, Sept. 6 and 20. 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.

Youth Volleyball and Flag Football programs are starting in the beginning of September. Please register online or at the Rec Center.

Adult Volleyball League Managers’ meeting Sept. 11 at the Rec Center. Women’s VB managers meet at 6:30 p.m., Co-Rec managers meet at 7:15 p.m. If a team manager is unable to attend, please send a rep.

Adult Swim Lessons will be offered Tuesday evenings; Sept. 17 through October 15 from 5:15-6 p.m. Register online or at the Rec Center!

Early Bird Hermann 5k Run/Walk registration is taking place from now through Sept. 20. Please register online or at the Rec Center.

Autumn Civic Center Garage Sales Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Come check out the many garage sales under 1 roof!

Weight Lifting for Seniors and Women are two different 6-week program designed to help approach strength training in a safe, effective and fun way that can keep you strong for life! Strength training can help ward off age-related muscle loss, keep bones strong, promote mobility and function, prevent falls and combat depression! Please register online or at the Rec Center for these programs.

Hermann Swim Club begins Sept. 24 and runs through November 19. This is a great opportunity for youth to improve their swimming strokes, build muscle, speed, strength and endurance in a safe and fun environment! Register online or at the Rec Center!

Adult Co-Rec Kickball Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at Harman Park. Start forming your teams of 10 (minimum of 5 females). Pool Play followed by playoff brackets (depending on number of teams). Fee is $66 and includes game ball. Register at the Rec Center!

Autumn Park and Rec Registration is currently open and available online at www.newulmmn.gov or at the Rec Center. There was an error in the Swimming Lesson Schedule. Please refer to the dates/times found online.

Riverside Environmental Learning Center located in Riverside Park is open Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 4 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 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission $3 per person, Ages 5 and under free with adult.

The Rec Center will have special hours Labor Day weekend. Please check hours below for hours.

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. Labor Day weekend hours at the Rec Center are Saturday, August 31 from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. and closed on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1 and 2.