New Ulm has many nice parks, but Hermann Heights is one of our favorites. In addition to containing Hermann Monument, there are also shelters, rest rooms, and some nice open areas. Our favorite part, however, is that there is a nice play area with great swings, and the playground is in the shade for much of the day.
We usually let the kids play for a while, pay our admission and climb up in Hermann (where the kids and my husband go to the top, and I usually stop at the first landing), and then go play for a while longer.
If you’re in New Ulm with small children, take them up to Hermann to see some great views from the historic monument, and then let them have some fun in Hermann Heights Park.