Recreational and Leisure Opportunities

Recreational and Leisure Opportunities

New Hampton has an outstanding parks system providing ever-expanding recreational opportunities for its residents. The Parks and Recreation Department maintains over 50 acres in the six city parks and provides recreational programs throughout the year.

One of the most widely used parks, Mikkelson Park, includes multiple playgrounds, baseball fields, a newly renovated swimming pool with a state-of-the-art water slide & splash pad, two tennis courts, a volleyball area, a disc golf course, horseshoes and much more. Other park facilities include a nature trail, pond with fishing piers, native grass and wildflower area, winter ice rink and more playground areas, basketball courts, softball fields, sand volleyball courts and open play spaces.

The Parks Department also maintains a community center that is utilized by a variety of community and business organizations for meetings and special events.

Bikers will enjoy miles of bike trails; and hunters will feast in the deer and pheasant hunting.

Chickasaw Wellness Center

Another excellent recreational opportunity is the Chickasaw Wellness Center. Features include basketball and volleyball courts, a racquetball court, a rubberized running or walking track, training and exercise equipment, strength training area, batting and golf cages and steam rooms for both men and women. There is also a supervised children's area for those too young to participate.

New Hampton Golf & Country Club

The New Hampton Golf & Country Club (NHGCC) is located 3 miles east of New Hampton on Hwy. 24.   They have a picturesque 9 hole golf course with mature trees, sand bunkers and water hazards.

News

Chickasaw County Fair Queen Competition Seeking Candidates

Posted: Tue, June 19, 2018
The Chickasaw County Fair Queen competition is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Chickasaw County Fair Queen.

Young ladies between the ages of 16-21, residing in Chickasaw County and/or have active involvement in Chickasaw County, and be involved in a leadership or service organization (church group, Girl Scouts, 4H, FFA, school council) are encouraged to apply.  Eligibility is not limited by 4H or FFA membership.
    
The Chickasaw County Fair Queen will receive a $250 scholarship and Alternate Fair Queen will receive $100 scholarship.  The queen's responsibilities will include being at the Chickasaw County achievement show, and attending the BIG 4 Fair in Nashua, representing Chickasaw County at the IA State Fair, and various events throughout the year in Chickasaw County.  

Application deadline has been extended to Friday, June 22, and can be found at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/chickasaw/application-forms, or by contacting fair queen coordinator, Megan Mueterthies at meissenmegan@gmail.com.  Interviews will be held at the Pub in New Hampton, on Tuesday, June 26th at 5:00pm.  Queen Coronation will be held at the Chickasaw County Achievement Awards Program on Sunday, July 15th at 6:00pm.

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ATEK Metal Technologies Announces Expansion

Posted: Wed, June 6, 2018
New Hampton's ATEK Metal Technologies announced on Tuesday that they're nearly doubling in size.

President Tom Christie says, "We added 40 percent to our low pressure permanent mold casting capacity to keep up with our accelerating growth."

ATEK is adding robotic de-gating and debuting of castings, which will be operational in July.

The expansion includes a 96-hundred square-foot addition and company officials say the 140 workforce will grow in the coming years.
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Job Fair!

Posted: Fri, April 20, 2018

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