Parks & Recreation
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:
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
- View the Current Parks & Recreation Brochure for a complete list of programs, events and activities
- Visit the Online Registration page to sign-up for programs, events and activities
- Visit the Job Postings page to view current opportunities (full-time, part-time, seasonal)
Be a part of our virtual photo exhibit and share your talent with our community! plus, have the chance for your photos to appear in future city communication materials. Accepting photos through June 8. Read on...
Many IGH park amenities will reopen May 18, with safety measures in place. Please use our parks at your own risk and in accordance with recommendations provided by the CDC (www.cdc.gov), or visit www.invergroveheights.org/COVID-19 for more information. Read on...
Eric CarlsonParks and Recreation Director
Julie DorshakRecreation Superintendent
Brian SwobodaParks Superintendent
Tammy AbrahamsonGuest Services Supervisor
Vacant VacantOperations and Maintenance Supervisor
Judy WonickOffice SupportPhone: 651-450-2585
Matt MoynihanGolf Course Clubhouse Superintendent
Joel MetzGolf Course Superintendent