Parks & Recreation & The COVID-19 Facility Closure

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Eagles Nest Indoor Playground
When will the Eagles Nest Reopen?

The Eagles Nest is closed until further notice. Beginning in October the Eagles Nest will be used periodically by children in the Mission Possible Day Camp. The facility will remain closed to the public until further notice.

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 until we reopen. 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
Are you currently offering any recreation programs?

Yes, we are. You can find details about our youth programs at

Is the New Brighton Community Center Fitness Facility Open?

We are pleased to announce that the New Brighton Community Center Fitness Facilities are open to members. 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

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.
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.