Park & Rec Report

German Park Concert in the Park Series Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. Entertainment provided by Larry Mages and the Mages Family Band. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Community or Civic Centers. Listen to KNUJ, call the cancellation line or Facebook.

FREE for Members Cycling Class Thursdays in Aug. at 12:10 p.m. This is a GREAT opportunity to try out cycling for FREE. Non-members may join us for a $6 fee.

FREE Yoga in German Park Saturdays in German Park from 9-9:45 a.m., through Sept. 6. Join us for this FREE class in a beautiful outdoor setting. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. This program is brought to you through a Neighborhood Healthy Activity Grant from Allina Health and New Ulm Medical Center. In case of inclement weather, class may be moved to the Rec Center.

Lincoln Park Wading Pool Closing for the Season Sunday, Aug. 17. Washington Park Wading Pool will remain open through Friday, Aug. 22 with reduced hours of 1-5 p.m. Pool will close for inclement weather and/or if the temperature does not reach 72 degrees by 12:30 p.m.

The Lego Movie will be shown in German Park Thursday, Aug. 21 at dusk. Come to the park at 6 p.m. for family fun activities starting at 6 p.m., followed by the movie at dusk. This movie is brought to you FREE by New Ulm Park & Recreation, Citizens Bank, The Optimist Club and the Kiwanis Club

Autumn Civic Center Garage Sale is quickly approaching! We have table space available. Register for your hassle-free space at the Rec. Center for this event scheduled for Sept. 6. Shoppers mark your calendars!

Archery Park: Use of broadheads in the park is prohibited. If use continues, the facility will be closed.

Earn Cash by entering Buckthorn Challenge: Sponsored by the New Ulm Park and Recreation Department. In addition, $1,200 cash is available through a grant from the Neighborhood Health Connection of Allina Health for the purpose of bringing community members together for camaraderie and healthy eco-exercise. (Eco-exercise is burning calories while improving the environment.)

In this case, the exercise will be to learn to identify buckthorn, observe the effect of invasive species on our native woods, and reduce the burden of berry-bearing trees in the city. A team can enter one to six events over a 6-week period, beginning Saturday Aug. 16 to Sept. 27. A total of $1,200 will be awarded, $200 for the winning team of each 6 events. Each event lasts 2 hours, or $100/hour of eco-exercise.

The 6 sessions run Aug. 16-22, Aug. 23-29, Aug. 30-Sept. 5, Sept. 6-12, Sept. 13-19, Sept. 20-26. Registration and information packets are available at the front desk of the Recreation Center. Contact Ellen Vancura by calling or text 612-718-9775, or 354-8744 and leave message. You may also email to set up a date/s to participate.

Autumn/Early Winter Activities Guide is in TODAY’s Journal and will be distributed in the Retailer on Aug. 19. This is a one-stop shop with Park and Rec. and Community Education activities listed. Registration is scheduled for Aug. 26.

Celebrate Play Join us for the New Ulm Area Day of Play Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the New Ulm Civic Center. This is a FREE event packed with fun for the whole family, including kids games, make-and-take activities, inflatables, ice skating, bike rodeo, Farmers market and more! Event sponsored by Martin Luther College, Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, Allina Health/New Ulm Medical Center and The City of New Ulm Park and Recreation Department.

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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