Park & Rec. Report

• Hermann Monument open for the season, starting this weekend. Friday and Saturday hours 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday though Thursday hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 (children 5 and under free with adult). Monument is closed during inclement weather.

• Splash Pad is opening this weekend. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Please tap (not stomp) middle button to turn on. If it does not start right away, wait a few seconds and lightly tap again. If the button is stomped on, it sometimes gets stuck.

• Wading Pools at Lincoln and Washington Parks open daily 12:30-6 p.m. from May 31 through August 18. These pools are geared toward kids age 8 and under and have free admission. There is no lifeguard on duty. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Air temp must be at least 72 degrees or warmer for pools to open.

• Swim Lessons and Swim Club start June 4. Park & Rec. has five different session of swim lessons and two session of swim club to learn skills and build muscle, speed, strength and endurance. Register online at newulmmn.gov

• Summer Pool Party Kickoff at the Rec Center from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. Ninja Cross will be open 1-3 p.m. and floaties (provided only), log rolling and cross net will be available from 3:30-6 p.m. Daily admission or membership applies and also includes use of the playground and fieldhouse.

• Concert in the Park Series moved to Thursday nights beginning June 6 with the Concord Singers. Music starts at 7 p.m. Rec on the Go will operate in the park from 6-7 p.m. and a puppet wagon show at 6:15 p.m. Concerts are presented by the New Ulm Park and Rec Department and KNUJ Radio.

• Youth Sports Programs this summer will include sand volleyball, T-ball, soccer, tennis and agility and games. Register online at newulmmn.gov

• Camp Programs for 4-6 and 7-11 year olds provide a fun and safe environment for kids to socialize, be creative and get exercise. See the list of weeklong themes and register online at newulmmn.gov

• Art programs offered this summer include Children’s Theater, Pottery and Ceramics. Register online at newulmmn.gov

• Meet our Neighboring Naturalists from 6:30-8:00 p.m Tuesday, June 4 at the Pollinator Park, 2250 North Broadway. Amy Rager, Extension Educator from the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program will be present and tour the Pollinator Park. MN Master Naturalists from South Central MN and those interested in becoming one are invited. In case of inclement weather, this program will meet at and tour the Riverside Park Environmental Learning Center at 101 South Front St. Please contact Joe Gartner at 507-276-8326 for additional information.

• Lifeguard Training class are being offered at the Rec Center June 5-7. Please contact bend@newulmmn.gov or 507-233-2121, ext 204 with questions or register online at newulmmn.gov. There are 5 to 8 hours of online course work to be completed prior to the pretest for this course.

• Diseased tree removal will continue on park property as time allows. Park & Rec is committed to replace trees that have to be removed from strategic locations.

• Full Summer Program Brochure and online registration for summer programs is available now online at newulmmn.gov or in person at the Rec Center.


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