Parks & Recreation

Recreate Remotely

We are excited to offer our virtual Recreate Remotely program through the end of May for ideas on staying fit and active during this challenging time, plus sneak peeks into what your Parks and Recreation staff do for recreation in their free time! Learn more on our Rec web page and follow us on Facebook to see the latest activities and share as you participate!

City impacts in response to COVID-19

Updated May 27

Details on new program dates and times will be posted on our Recreation page and on our social media pages as they become available. City Hall and VMCC are closed to the public until further notice.  

Inver Grove Heights parks and trails remain open, as long as social distancing is practiced. Read all the details on how to stay safe when visiting.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

To stay informed, visit the City’s COVID-19 web page and sign up for email updates from the City:

(1) Click the link below
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(2) Scroll down the list 

(3) Sign up for CITY UPDATES under the NEWS FLASH category 

(4) Get important email updates from us!

Discover the Opportunities 

Inver Grove Heights Parks & Recreation Department provides the community with a variety of sports and recreational programs for all ages, as well as numerous special events and outings.

We also oversee and maintain 28 parks with scenic views, miles of paved and unpaved trails, and many amenities including playgrounds, fishing piers, sledding hills, outdoor rinks, warming houses and pavilions, parking, restrooms, BBQ pits, Disc Golf Course, Off-leash Dog areas and much more. View our parks and their locations and amenities on our sidebar.

Safety: We care deeply about the safety of our IGH community members and visitors. We and our vendors follow several guidelines and regulations (ASTM, CSPC and ADA safety and accessibility standards) when building amenities in our parks, including our playgrounds. Learn more.

Accessibility: Our goal is to make it possible for everyone, including persons with disabilities, to take advantage of the park system and its offerings. 

We strive to make the parks available for everyone with accessible facilities and the availability of adaptive equipment. Please call 651-450-2585 to request special services.

Publications and Registration

Job Opportunities

  • Visit the Job Postings page to view current opportunities (full-time, part-time, seasonal)

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  1. Eric Carlson

    Parks and Recreation Director

  2. Julie Dorshak

    Recreation Superintendent

  3. Brian Swoboda

    Parks Superintendent

  4. Tammy Abrahamson

    Guest Services Supervisor

  5. Vacant Vacant

    Operations and Maintenance Supervisor

  6. Judy Wonick

    Office Support
    Phone: 651-450-2585

  7. Matt Moynihan

    Golf Course Clubhouse Superintendent

  8. Joel Metz

    Golf Course Superintendent