Park & Rec Report

All playgrounds are closed due to COVID-19. This includes all play structures, equipment and the Skate Park. Please stay off all equipment.

The Rec, Civic and Community Centers are closed through at least May 1. All programs and facility rentals through May 1 are canceled and refunds issued. Please have patience as we work through everything. If you paid by credit card, we will issue a credit on the card and receipt will be emailed to the address on file.

Park and Rec Staff is still working, so feel free to call 507-359-8344 for questions or assistance or email cherylk@newulmmn.gov

Annual and 3-month memberships will be extended by the amount of time the facilities are closed.

Archery Classes are canceled. Refunds will be issued.

Spring/Summer Park and Recreation and Community Education Summer Activities Guide and Registration has been delayed. Stay tuned for further information.

Meals on Wheels and Senior Citizens Center meals are still operating. Please call 359-2243 for meals delivery or to call and reserve a meal for pick up/take out.

Glockenspiel is experiencing technical difficulties. A new controller is coming soon, which we believe will resolve these issues.

German Park Amphitheater is in great need of improvement! Over $1.2M is needed, $800,000 has already been raised. Fundraising for this project continues. You can help transform it into the area’s premier Outdoor Performing Arts venue. Any size of donation is accepted and greatly appreciated. Donor names will be inscribed in the amphitheater. This project is a perfect way to honor your loved one, friend, family, business or any of life’s celebrations. Donations should be made payable to 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

Riverside Environmental Learning Center is closed through at least May 1.

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 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. The next time an update is made, you will receive a notification directly to your email’s inbox.

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 359-8344. Rec Center, 122 South Garden St.

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


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