New Ulm

The City of Parks

“Putting Smiles on Faces!” is New Ulm Park and Recreation’s slogan. This is made possible by providing opportunities for residents and visitors alike to enjoy all our community has to offer for fun, exercise, sports, and relaxation. Smiles can be seen any time while frequenting one of our 43 parks or three indoor recreational facilities throughout the community—on those playing in our inclusive playgrounds, picnicking at Hermann Heights, listening to music at the amphitheater in German Park, at the splash pad at North Park, or taking in a game at our historic Johnson Ballpark.  Our vast and diverse system is one of the best in the state!  

We like to say that no one is more than a few blocks away from one of our parks!

The City of Parks includes large nature areas on the Minnesota and Cottonwood Rivers, small neighborhood parks, historical sites down town, and of course the famous Hermann Monument overlooking the river valley. Our athletic complexes host leagues and tournaments, and our miles of trails offer fun and fitness for individuals and families.

Unique features in our system include 2 disc golf courses at Nehls and South Park, Skeet/Trap Range, Archery Park, BMX Park, Skate Park, Dog Park, Hermann Monument, German Park Amphitheater, Flower Garden and picnic pavilion, screened and enclosed shelters, Glockenspiel at Schonlau Park, MN River Environmental Learning Center, Pollinator Park and 6.3 miles of paved trails throughout the community!

There is something for everyone, whether you are a lifelong resident of New Ulm or simply coming to visit.  Read on for more highlights of all there is to see and do throughout our community’s parks and recreation system. Learn more about New Ulm Park and Recreation and for a parks location map by visiting or follow on Facebook at New Ulm Park and Recreation.