Parks & Recreation & The COVID-19 Facility Closure

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Eagles Nest Indoor Playground
I have a birthday party scheduled in April. Will I get a refund?

Happy Birthday! You will have the choice of either rescheduling your party for another date or receiving a refund. You will be hearing from an NBCC representative or you may contact Jen Dorn jen.dorn@newbrightonmn.gov with questions.

I have a birthday party scheduled in May. Can I get a refund?

At this time we expect to reopen on May 1. At this time canceling a May birthday party will be subject to our normal cancellation policy. This may change if the closure is extended.

I know the Eagles Nest is closed but can I still play at my neighborhood park?

You are welcome to use the trails and open spaces in our New Brighton Parks and in accordance with the Stay at Home Order all New Brighton playgrounds are closed. If you choose to spend time in the park please exercise caution, cover your cough, wash your hands and stay home if you are sick.

Recreation Programs
I am involved in a program in April. What do I do?

The program coordinator will contact you shortly. Some classes will be rescheduled and others will receive refunds. At this point, all classes are canceled through April 30.

My program takes place at a building or location other than the NBCC. Is that still running?

No, all programs hosted by New Brighton Parks & Recreation are canceled until at least April 30.

Help! I'm going crazy at home. What can we do to keep busy?

Check out our Keeping Busy page for some fun ideas to keep busy while social distancing. 

Memberships
I have an annual membership to the New Brighton Community Center. Can I still come and workout?

No, our building will be closed to the public until April 30. We will add an additional 2 months to your membership to make up for your lost time in the gym. We are also working on some ways to offer remote fitness classes online.

I have a month-to-month membership. What does this mean for me?

We will be processing April and May at no charge. We are also working on some ways to offer remote fitness classes online.

I receive reimbursements through my health insurance for visiting the NBCC. Can I still get those credits?

The current response we have received from insurance companies is that you are required to be in the four walls of our facility to receive credit. During the time frame, we are closed, we are unable to credit you with any visits.

Reservations
I have rented a room at the NBCC in April, will I receive a refund?

You will be contacted by our facility coordinator soon. You may either reschedule your event or receive a full refund.

I have rented a Neighborhood Center or Brightwood Hills Golf Clubhouse. Are those buildings closed as well?

Yes, all New Brighton facilities are closed to the public until April 30. You will be contacted by our facility coordinator soon. You may either reschedule your event or receive a full refund.

Parks
Can I play on the playground at my local park?

In accordance with the Stay at Home Order all New Brighton Playgrounds are closed. Parks and trails are still open for walking, please exercise caution, maintain social distance, wash your hands, cover your cough and stay home when you are sick.

Can I play golf at Brighwood Hills?

No, Brightwood Hills is closed for play.