Outdoor recreation sites about to open for the season
NEW ULM– With Memorial Day just around the corner, it is almost time for the outdoor water recreation sites to open.
North Park splash pad, Washington and Lincoln Park wading pools, and Flandrau State Park swim pond are fixtures of summer fun in New Ulm. After the long winter and spring seasons, they are nearly ready to open.
North Park Splash Pad is a flat ground water-based play place. It features small spray tubes and large water sprayers. The Splash Pad open Saturday. The hours are from 12:3 p.m. to 6 p.m. all days of the week. These hours are the same as the Washington and Lincoln park wading pools.
Washington and Lincoln park wading pools are a pair of shallow pools for young children. The Washington wading pool has a slide and several water sprayers. The Lincoln wading pool has a slide in the shape of a frog and a water umbrella. The wading pools will open Friday, June 2.
Flandrau State Park swim pond is a large sand-bottom swimming pool. There are lifeguards, several shaded areas, and pool ropes showing the deep end.
While the State Park is open now, the swim pond will open Friday, June 2. The days and hours are Thurs-Sun from 11-7. A State Park vehicle permit is required before entering the park, but there is no extra charge to use the swim pond.
The swim pond will close the third Sunday in August.