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.

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Group Fitness Classes

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  • Team members equipped with disinfectant spray bottles and towels for regular cleaning of all high-touch surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectant.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting processes in the fitness center and studio each evening.
  • Hand sanitizing and cleaning stations throughout the fitness center and studio that provide disinfecting products for members to apply before and after using the equipment.
  • With everyone’s health and safety in mind, please uphold the following prior to visiting the club:
    • Stay home if you’re feeling ill. (Fever, coughing, cold-like symptoms)
    • Bring your own water, or refillable bottle as drinking fountains will be limited to bottle filler option only at this time for safety

New Brighton Fitness Classes at Home!

The New Brighton Fitness Center is now open to members. We know that many of you are still unable to come to see us in person. You can stay fit at home with these fun at-home workouts with some of New Brighton's awesome instructors!

Core and More with Kathy- 20 min

Deck of Cards by Kathy- PDF

Super Sets by Kathy-PDF

Core and More Cardio with Kathy-20 min

Pickleball Ladder League

In partnership with North Star Pickleball Association, New Brighton Parks and Recreation offers a Pickleball ladder league during the fall and winter months at Highview Middle School. Ladder leagues provide players more structured play. To main the proper level of play, players are assigned courts that match his/her skill level and will play multiple partners each evening as assigned by the round-robin schedule. Leagues are typically 10-14 weeks of play. Matches are self-officiated according to the USAPA rules. NSPA will use custom software to manage league scores and results.


Pickleball Open Gym

New Brighton Community Center offers open pickleball in the gymnasium. Participants will be required to check-in at Guest Services and are asked to submit their $4 payment before entering the gym. Participants should bring their own paddle. Balls and nets will be provided. 

Summer 2021 Schedule:

Tuesdays, June 22 - August 31 2:30 pm-4:30 pm 
Thursdays, June 24 - August 26  2:30 pm-4:30 pm 
Fridays, June 4 - August 27 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Adult 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.

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CPR/AED, First Aid and Life Saving Classes

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high speed Internet connection. Once registered for the class, a link for the online course material will be emailed to you. Allow approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.



Our adult dance classes are open to any adults wanting to learn a new style of dance, brush up on moves for an upcoming wedding, or just looking for a night of fun with friends! To see our offerings, click the link below.


Kicker's Karate

American Tae-Kwon-Do Karate for boys, girls, teens and adults is designed to teach participants self-defense, safety awareness and teamwork, while increasing flexibility. Students will focus on developing the basic fundamentals of kicking, punching, blocking and defense techniques. Participants should wear loose comfortable clothing and wear a mask. Hand Sanitizer will be available at the door. Equipment will be cleaned prior to and after use. Social distancing will be implemented. 


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The New Brighton Parks & Recreation Department publishes a detailed newsletter every two months in order to inform interested adults and seniors of upcoming trips, programs, and activities for Life Long Recreation. Also included is a detailed calendar of events that you can cut out and hang on your refrigerator for a great reminder to attend our monthly events! Please call the New Brighton Community Center at 651-638-2130 to be placed on our mailing list. There is no charge to receive this newsletter. If you wish to sign up electronically and view past newsletters, click here.

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Hiking Club

If you enjoy walking outside, join the New Brighton Park and Recreation Hiking Club. The club will meet on Wednesdays from April-October.  You can choose to join us for the spring session, summer session 1, summer session 2, and/or the fall session.  If you want to hike all 30 weeks, you can sign up for all of our sessions! A hiking location schedule we be sent to participants before the first meeting date of each session.  Each week we will hike about 2-3 miles and walk at our own pace.  Participants will need to drive themselves to all locations.  A representative from Parks and Recreation will accompany hikers each week to encourage fellowship, exercise, and scenery of the great outdoors.  Please note: Walking and standing is required.  Register by March 28 for the spring session, May 23 for the summer session 1, June 27 for the summer session 2, and August 22 for the fall session.

Hiking Club members are encouraged to wear masks while hiking, socially distance when possible and follow all State Guidelines to avoid the spread of COVID-19.


Education and Enrichment Workshops

Our workshops are designed to have adults gather as a group to learn and discuss various topics in an effort to help aging adults live life well. The speakers and format will vary depending on the topic, but we will always have time for a bit of fun and socializing too. Each of our Education & Enrichment Workshops will be sponsored by the participating company who will also provide a short description for their products or services. Although these programs are often free, we would still ask you to register for them so we can plan facilities accordingly.


Trips, Tours and Travel

Day Trips

We are pleased to offer full day trips for adults in collaboration with the City of Roseville and the St. Anthony Community Services.  On these trips, luxury coach transportation is provided as well as an escort for each destination.

Mini Trips

Mini Trips are a way for adults to get out and enjoy a short excursion.  If you are interested in participating in local trips that are typically lower in cost and don't mind riding in a 15 passenger van for transportation, then our mini trips might be for you!  A new trip will be offered every few months.

Extended Travel

Destination travel opportunities are now available with the City of New Brighton Parks and Recreation department.  Call or stop to see all the domestic and international travel opportunities we offer through Landmark Tours.  Check the City Brochure for details about upcoming travel shows.


Make & Take Cooking Classes

Make & Take Cooking Classes are for ages 12 and up.  All materials and food are provided, along with step-by-step instructions and information to give participants the tools to cook each item on their own. Each participant will head home with a meal, treat, condiment, or other food item to enjoy later or gift to a loved one.  

Instructor Marilyn Hathaway RD is passionate about teaching others how to plan and make nutritious and delicious meals.  She believes everyone should have the opportunity to learn the lifelong skill of cooking. Marilyn received a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Minnesota and is a registered dietitian. She also holds two Master’s Degrees and has many years of experience working in management, healthcare, higher education, and human resources. Previously, Marilyn managed a division of ServiceMaster, a company that provides food services for large establishments including hospitals and senior centers. Some of her specialties include Norwegian Baking, canning and preserving, and cooking for various types of diet preferences. 


Adaptive Bowling

The Adaptive Bowling program is open to all special education students ages 13 through adult. Participants will bowl at the Flaherty’s Arden Bowl on Saturday afternoons. Bumper bowling is available on several lanes. Staff will include two supervisors, Deb and Sandy, who have worked with the bowlers for over 10 years. Participant fee covers bowling, shoes and supervision. The program typically has two seasons: Fall and Winter-Spring.


USTA Adult Tennis Lessons

Find yourself in the game! Have fun, stay in shape and meet new friends while playing the lifetime sport of tennis. All classes are taught by USTA trained instructors. Classes are available for beginners and advanced beginners/intermediates.  Beginner players will receive a new racquet.