As the City of New Ulm’s primary facility for health and wellness, the 35-year-old recreation center had been fully utilized as the epicenter for social connectivity. With strong community interest in its continued growth, the City formed the RENU Committee (Reinvest New Ulm). This committee would serve to help develop projects that engage the community and regional partners to expand the impact of their parks and recreation programming. With a design led by JLG, New Ulm conducted community surveys to direct the renovation and expansion of the recreation center. The original plan was to renovate the existing pool and add a water park pool and gymnastics facility. After analysis of the conditions and costs to renovate the existing pool, JLG proposed the addition of two new pools and a reconfiguration of the existing pool for a gymnastics facility. The renovated Center now includes a multi-use aquatics park, expanded gymnastics space, enhanced cardio and fitness spaces, new locker rooms, meeting rooms, and an indoor playground. With exciting adventures just around the corner, climbing wall, track, court, playground, and pool, New Ulm Recreation Center is building a stronger, more vibrant community for all generations to enjoy.
Photography by Silverman Be Remarkable.