Park & Rec Report

German Park Concert in the Park Series June 23 at 7 p.m. Entertainment provided by Molly and Sonny Boy. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Community or Civic Centers. Listen to KNUJ, call the cancellation line or Facebook.

Wednesday Municipal Band Concerts, 7 p.m., German Park June 25, July 16, 23, 30

FREE Cycling Class for Rec Center members on Monday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m. This is a GREAT opportunity to try out cycling for FREE. If you are a non-member and want to join the class, there is a $6 fee.

New Fitness Equipment in Cardio Center: Precor Elliptical and Expresso Bike that simulates riding on paths with different sceneries and various levels of difficulty. It is totally awesome! Give them a try and let us know what you think!

ParkX is a program that meets at different parks each week and is divided up by age groups. Staff lead participants through age appropriate movements and activity to encourage a healthy lifestyle, including Bitty Boot Camp, Sports of All Sorts and much more! Register by June 27. Cost is just $10 Residents and $11 Non-Residents. This program is co-sponsored by New Ulm Medical Center, part of Allina Health.

Kids Concert in German Park Thursday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Entertainment by the Cogley Sisters. This concert is being co-sponsored by the New Ulm Public Library.

1st Annual Team Cardboard Boat Race: Teams of two will build their own boat constructed from cardboard boxes and duct tape, then bring their boat to the Rec. Center pool and compete against other teams. There will be two age groups: Group 1 will be Ages 9-18 and Group 2 will be ages 19 and older. Boats may be a maximum width of 60″ (5 feet) and a maximum length of 84″ (7 feet). There is no max height restriction, other than it must be able to get in to the building.

Boats shall be designed to race with a two person crew that will start at one end of the pool and race to the other end and back. The race will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. All entrants must Pre-Register at the Rec. Center by July 23, 2014.

Cost is $14/Resident or $15.40/Non Resident Participants. Fee includes t-shirt, admission to the race at 5:30 p.m. and open swim at 7 p.m.

Buckthorn News Nathan Brueske, a 2013 graduate of Cathedral High School, has completed his first year at Vermilion Community College in Ely, MN in environmental management. Nathan has chosen to fulfill his graduation requirement of 160 hours of volunteer time working with the New Ulm Buckthorn Removal Project. His time will be most efficient if he has one or two assistants working with him. He will be volunteering around his part time job, which will be both weekdays and weekends.

If you have a few hours to help Nathan, please call or text him at 766-5189. The buckthorn has now leafed out. If you cut buckthorn, it is fine to switch from the more toxic Tordon to using purple Roundup concentrate. Brush on or apply with a herbicide applicator; available at the Rec Center desk for $10.

Kids, getting bored this summer yet? Register for one or more of our theme based camps! Register at the Rec. Center.

Information on Fees & Hours of Facility Operation visit us on the web at: Email or 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. Open Swim Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 1-5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. Civic Center located at 1212 N Franklin St., Community Center located at 600 N German St.

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