Park & Rec Report

Easter Bunny Hop- Saturday, April 3 from 10-11:30 a.m. at German Park (enter from 3rd North Street and follow signs). Stroll down our bunny trail to collect eggs, take socially distanced photos with the Easter bunny, gnomes and favorite characters. Grab a goodie bag on your way home! Face coverings required for all participants. Please respect others by maintaining 6-foot social distance from other families.

This event is FREE and co-sponsored by Park and Rec., Optimist Club and Healthy Communities and Healthy Youth.

Rec Center closing announcement/update: The Rec Center will be closing on designated dates through the end of construction; expected late summer:

March 29 thru construction – Racquetball Courts CLOSED

April 3 & 10 (Saturday) – hours will be 7 a.m.-12 noon

April 4 – Rec Center closed for Easter holiday

April 12 – Remainder of Rec Center campus CLOSED thru construction

April 12-18 Fitness Equipment will be relocated to the Civic Center, 1212 N. Franklin St.

April 19 – Civic Center will be open for Fitness equipment use, classes and walking

Rec Center is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks must be worn at all times, including when working out or playing sports. Everyone entering must do a self-screening at the door prior to entering. If you answer yes to any of the questions, you may not enter. Everyone must check in at the Welcome desk prior to exercising and maintain 9′ physical distance. Members are asked to limit socializing while in the building. Please bring your own water bottle, as the water fountains remain turned off.

Fitness Classes continued to be offered with membership or $5 walk-in fee. Please check the schedule at newulmmn.gov for dates, times, location and Zoom options. Online, advance 24-hour pre-registration required for Zoom access to Weekend Warrior Classes and Zumba. Please reach out to sandyb@newulmmn.gov or 233-2121, extension 204 to get a link added for a class.

Civic Center is open. Masks must be worn at all times, including when attending classes and sporting practices and games. Everyone entering must do a self-screening at the door prior to entering. If you answer yes to any of the question, you may not enter. Please follow the directional signs for proper traffic flow. Bring your own water bottle, as the water fountains remain turned off. Please check the website for open skate, figure skate, hockey, broomball and rock on ice dates/times.

Summer Youth Program Brochure will be available online at www.newulmmn.gov starting Saturday, March 27. Registration begins Wednesday, April 7 at 8 a.m.

The Community Center – Meals on Wheels and takeout meals are operating. Call 359-2243 for delivery or reserve a meal for pick up.

Rec Center Construction Update – Various areas in the are being formed and poured. Ceiling lighting and ACT Tile is being installed in the Fitness Center and locker rooms. Casework in certain areas began March 22. Sprinkler Pipes in TGA are being painted. Construction photos of the progress can be found on our Facebook page.

Memorial/Gift Giving Ideas – purchase one or more paver stone(s) with your inscription(s), in the walkways near Hermann Monument and/or German Park for $200 each, contact the Park & Rec office at 359-8344. Park or trail benches range in price from $1,500 to $3,500 each, call 359-8344.

Email List – review Park and Recreation Commissioner discussion items 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. The next time an update is made, you will receive a notification directly to your email’s inbox.

We will continue to communicate with the Public via Facebook, The Journal and KNUJ


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