New Brighton Parks and Recreation promotes and fosters the idea of recreation for all ages.
We offer several programs for adults 55+ including:
- Educational sessions
- AARP Smart Safety Driving Classes
- Social groups
- Exercise classes
- Day trips, and so much more!
Most programs are held at the New Brighton Community Center-400 10th St NW, New Brighton however, sometimes a program will be held off-site. Please pay close attention to description details upon registering. Click here for detailed information on our cancellation/refund policy.
The New Brighton Parks & Recreation Department publishes a detailed newsletter every two months in order to inform interested adults 55+/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.
New Brighton Parks and Recreation invites you to become a member of our Club 55. At this time, membership is optional and everyone who uses the center on a regular basis for activities is encouraged to become a member. Your membership benefits include discounts on programs, invitations to Member Only events and the helps enhance some of our senior programs to defray the cost of general senior room supplies. Membership is a nominal $10 per year, per person.
Our activity groups meet weekly. You are welcome to stop in join the fun!
- Mahjongg (Monday 9:00-Noon)
Hand & Foot (Monday 12:30-3:00)
Contract Bridge (Tuesday 9:00-Noon)
500 (Tuesday 12:30-3:30)
Duplicate Bridge (Wednesday 9:00-Noon)
Keeping You In Stitches (Wednesday 9:00-11:00)
- Mahjongg (Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm)
Duplicate Bridge (Thursday Noon-3:30)
Dominoes (Thursday 1:00-3:00)
- Cribbage (Friday 9-11)
Pinochle (Friday 12:30-3:30)
Our workshops are designed to have adults 55+ 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.
We are pleased to offer full day trips for adults 55+ 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 are a way for adults 55+ 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.
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.
Living The Active Life
We are excited to offer a “Living The Active Life” type of programming for the “active and adventurous” adult. These types of activities are unique and fun to try without having to invest a lot of time or money and cross it off that “bucket list”. We provide the opportunity – you bring the camera!
My name is Zoë and I am the Recreation Coordinator for the City of New Brighton. I program for adults/seniors and coordinate all volunteer opportunities for our beautiful city. If you would like to see a specific program offered at the New Brighton Community Center or volunteer in area of the community, please feel free to contact me… Zoë Kesselring. We are always interested in adding new activities to serve our community!