Pollinator Park “A Wonderful Resource”

Need something to do that is both fun and educational?

It sounds like you need to take your family over to New Ulm’s Pollinator Park!

A section of North Broadway Park with a wide variety of native plants that bloom at different times of the year (Spring through Fall), there is always something new to see when you visit.  The park has been carefully curated to provide habitats and food for butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.  As you walk along the rustic trails, there is so much to see and learn – several identification markers and informational plaques dot the route, making it educational as well as beautiful.

Pollinator Park also provides continuing education and helps schools, businesses, and homeowners to create their very own pollinator gardens!  They are working on expanding the walking trail and collecting seeds for a give-away to New Ulm citizens.

National Pollinator Week starts Monday, June 19! A Friend of the Pollinator Park will be present 6:30PM-7:30PM weekdays, 11AM-1PM on the weekend. Stop on by to ask any questions or learn more!

Looking ahead, the Pollinator Group is working to get the 22.64 acres permanently designated as North Broadway Park, possibly add a butterfly and/or flower sculpture and an educational natural play area for children to get hands-on contact with nature, and develop funding and marketing options for the park as well.

Pollinator Park is located on the bike loop at 2250 North Broadway, was established in 2016, and helped New Ulm be proclaimed at a “Pollinator Friendly City.”  The lawn is cared for by the Parks & Recreation department of the City of New Ulm, and the rest of the park is maintained by volunteers.

Pollinator Park is a great addition to New Ulm’s network of 43 parks with something for everyone!  Get outside and explore!