Adult Activities

The New Brighton Parks and Recreation Department offers a complete line of adult exercise programs.  Choose from a variety of fun activities for adults, including:

For adults 55 and older, visit our 55+ Activities page for information on day trips, card clubs, AARP classes and other programs.

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Dance Workshop

Get out on the dance floor with these 3 easy to learn dances:  Night Club 2-Step, Swing Hustle and Slow Dance.  Learn partnership connection, fun patterns and turns.  These dances work well on a crowded dance floor!  Classes are held at the New Brighton Community Center.

First Aid/CPR/AED

Red Cross course teaching rescue skills for adults, children and infants including:  rescue breathing, obstructed airway, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) skills.  Upon successful completion, participants will receive an Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED and First Aid certificate valid for two years.

Fly Tying Basics

Keep busy this fall and winter learning the basic techniques of the art of fly tying.  You will learn how to tie nine trout flies and the techniques that will allow you to tie thousands of other fly patterns for trout, pan-fish, bass, and more.  Classes are held at the New Brighton Community Center on Tuesdays.

Kick Starter Guitar

Adults can learn to play chords, basic music notation, how to tune your guitar and play easy songs with simple to follow instructions.  Classes are held on Tuesdays at the New Brighton Community Center.

Kick Starter Ukulele

The Ukulele is a fun, inexpensive instrument and it is easy to play.  Learn to play chords, read basic music notation, how to tune your ukulele and play easy songs.  This class is designed for teens and adults who have little or no experience playing the ukulele.  Participants are required to bring their own instruments.

Pickleball Open Gym

Pickleball, a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, is one of the fastest growing sports in the country.  Pickleball is a fun and easy way to exercise and meet new people.  Whether you want to sign up for a Pickleball “Learn to Play Clinic” or stop by an adult open gym, there is something for everyone!  Several wooden paddle racquets and plastic poly balls will be available for players to use during open gym.  Please ring your own racquet if you have one.  View program information for days and times.  Outdoor Pickleball courts are also located at Hansen Park and Hidden Oaks Park in New Brighton.

Softball Leagues

A variety of summer and fall softball leagues are offered in New Brighton.  Men’s and Co-Rec Summer Leagues are offered with your preference of single or doubleheader games.  Summer leagues run from the end of April to the end of July.  All games are played on New Brighton fields.  Fall leagues run starting mid-August for 5 weeks of doubleheaders.  Summer leagues will be posted starting in January.

Volleyball- Adult Refereed

League Schedules League Standings

Adult Women’s Volleyball Leagues are offered on Wednesday evenings and Co-Rec Volleyball Leagues are held on Thursday evenings.  Leagues use USVBA rules and are designated Class C.  There are two 10-week sessions per year, fall and winter.  The sessions consist of round robin play and a tournament at the end of the winter session.  Matches are played at Highview Middle School North Gym.