Parks & Recreation

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)


  1. vmcc holiday break 2019

    Winter Break at the VMCC!

    Check out all the open activities we have during Winter Break -includes Water Park, Lap Pool, Fitness Center, Ice Rinks and Gymnasium! Make it a break to remember! Read more...
  2. Image Announcing Light Up the Heights Winners Announced

    Check out the 2019 Light up the Heights Contest Winners!

    The winners have been selected and a map to tour all entrants is now available. Read on...
  3. Winter Spring brochure 2019 20 front cover

    Winter/Spring 2019-20 Parks & Recreation Brochure Now Available!

    Our Winter/Spring 2019-20 Parks & Rec brochure is now available! Chock full of programs, events and activities for all ages to keep you busy and entertained this winter! Register online, in-person or over the phone (651-450-2585). Read more...
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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. Todd Fredrickson

    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