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Park & Rec Report

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

Minnecon Park is closed again, due to flooding of the Minnesota River.

Hermann Swim Club runs Sept. 24 through Nov. 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!

Scary Creatures is being offered in partnership with the Riverside Environmental Learning Center at 101 S. Franklin Street. Learn about creepy, crawly and nighttime creatures! Friday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. Register online or at the Rec Center. $5 Resident/$5.50 Non-residents.

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!

Hermann 5k Run/Walk and Hermann Tot Trot – It’s not too late to register for the Kids Race for children 3-9 on a special short course race, followed by post race activities OR the Hermann 5k!! Register online or at the Rec Center.

ExploraDome is coming to the Rec Center on Monday, Oct. 7 (this is a no school day for ISD 88 and NUACS). Explore Space and marvel at the wonders of the universe with the University of Minnesota Bell Museum’s Exploradome Traveling Planetarium. FREE space exploration shows for children and teens ages 4-18 will be shown from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration for age-specific show times is required. (Go the Library’s or Park and Rec Facebook Page to view the showings/times) and call the Public Library at 507-359-8331 for information and/or to register.

Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month; Oct. 4 and 18. 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.

Fit & 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 tailored to the needs of persons with arthritis can help manage symptoms. Learn to perform safe stretching, balance, aerobic and strengthening exercises. Groups meet Fridays from 8-9:15 a.m. for 6 weeks, starting Oct. 18. There will be 45 minutes of exercise class and 30 minutes of education session to follow. Register online or at the Rec Center.

Pre-K Open Gym Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-11 a.m. Run, chase and burn off energy! Play with balls, scooters, hula hoops, parachutes and more! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

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.

Hermann Monument open Saturdays and Sundays 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 this community venue. Checks can be made to the City of New Ulm Amphitheater 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

Email List – Review what Park and Recreation Commissioners are discussing by subscribing to the meetings through E-Updates. To subscribe, simply go to https://cityofnewulm.civicweb.net/Portal/Subscribe.aspx and check the box next to Park and Recreation Commission, enter email and complete verification code.

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.

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