Parks & Recreation & The COVID-19 Facility Closure

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Summer Service Update
What is plan for summer programming?

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Eagles Nest Indoor Playground
When will the Eagles Nest Reopen?

The Eagles Nest is closed through Sept 1 at the earliest.

I have a birthday party scheduled this summer. Will I get a refund?

Happy Birthday! Eagles Nest, birthday parties and group reservations will be canceled and refunded through Labor Day. At this time we anticipate that the Eagles Nest will be the last amenity in the Community Center to re-open. 

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

New Brighton Playgrounds have reopened. 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
What Programs are canceled?
  • Gymnastics, Playground program, Canoeing/Kayaking camps, Preschool Adventures and all special events such as Parks and Recreation Month, Cops & Bobbers and Safety Camp are canceled. 
  • We are looking at modifying our dance and karate offerings. Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates. 
  • Aquatics - canceled. Due to the need for staff to be in close proximity to participants in case of emergency, the City of New Brighton believes that for the health and safety of all involved, we need to cancel all aquatics offerings through September 1. 
  • Active Older Adult/Senior Programs- Due to the fact that older adults are an at-risk population according to the CDC, all in-person Senior and Club 55 programming (with the exception of hiking club) are canceled through September 1. 
  • At this time, sports leagues are prohibited by the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. Staff continues to wait for guidance from the Center for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. At this time we do not believe that we have adequate time for safety equipment and procedures to be put in place for sports teams and leagues for an early summer start. We are delaying the start of any sports programming until at least July 13. It is our hope to offer modified seasons for adults and youth. However this will be subject to ongoing guidance. 
I am signed-up for a program this Spring/Summer What do I do?

The program coordinator will contact you shortly. Some classes will be rescheduled and others will receive refunds.

Is the New Brighton Community Center Fitness Facility Open?

We are pleased to announce that the New Brighton Community Center Fitness Facilities will reopen for members beginning Monday, June 15 at 6:00 am. New facility hours are being implemented in response to member feedback and reduced demand.

Monday – Friday: 6 am – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

As we promised in March, there will be no membership fees for the month of June and automatic membership payments will not resume until July.  Members returning to the NBCC will need to acknowledge receipt of our membership agreement addendum.

Read the Membership Addendum.

Your health and safety is our highest priority, and we are taking extensive safety measures including:

Enhanced Cleaning

  • 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 equipment.

Social Distancing

  • Members only use of the fitness facilities. No daily passes or guest passes can be used at this time.
  • Equipment and signage placement that facilitates increases social distancing between members
  • Limited Group Fitness classes will resume in July that allow for social distancing.
  • Dedicated entrance – please enter the New Brighton Community Center through the West door (Also known as the door closest to the men’s locker room or the entrance that is next to the mural.)
  • Please park in the west parking lot (This is the lot with the mural)
  • Members will need to enter the fitness center via the northwest staircase (staircase closest to the men’s locker that enters into the cardio equipment side).
  • No locker room use. At this time, members are asked to come dressed to work out. Small phone/key/wallet lockers will be available to store personal items.
  • Members temperatures will be taken upon check-in.

Additional precautions

  • Masks and temperature checks for all team members.
  • Guidance for members to adhere to health and social distancing requirements.
  • Initially limiting some amenities and services to promote safety.
  • Eagles Nest will remain closed until at least September 8.

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.
  • Bring and wear a mask if you choose. Members are encouraged to wear a mask when entering and exiting the facility.
  • Limit your visit to just those on your membership as no guests or daily passes will initially be allowed.

Other Updates

  • The New Brighton Community Center will NOT be having an annual shutdown this year. So you will be able to work out the entire month  of September.
  • Ramsey County Library – New Brighton is currently closed to the public.  Computers are not available for use, materials can be checked out via a curbside pick up.
  • NBCC is the host location for the Parks and Recreation’s Summer EdVenture Day Care Program.  School aged children, 5-12 years old, attend this program Monday-Friday from 6:00 am-6:00 pm.
  • NBCC will not be host to any room reservations throughout the summer months.
  • Voting for the state primary will be held in the Community Room beginning June 26.
I have rented a room at the Community Center or Neighborhood Center this Summer, will I receive a refund?

The City has made the difficult decision to cancel all meetings and events through Labor Day at the Neighborhood and Community Center to limit the number of people that gather or come into the building. You will be contacted by our facility coordinator soon. 

Can I play on the playground at my local park?

All New Brighton Playgrounds are open. 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?

Brightwood Hills golf course is OPEN - keeping social distancing in mind

Brightwood Hills Golf Course has taken responsible measures to make your experience pleasant during this time of uncertainty.

Tee time reservations are required through either a phone call at (651) 638-2150 or through GolfNow.

2020 Green Fees:

Adult $12
Senior $10
Junior $10
5 Round Punch Pass $47.50
11 Round Punch Pass $99
Season Pass   $349
Additional Season Pass   $214
Junior Season Pass $79

Power Carts:

Weekdays Before Noon $10     
Thereafter     $16

Practice Area:

Large        $5
Small $3

Please, if you aren’t feeling well – Stay home. Wash your hands frequently.