Community Center


8055 Barbara Ave. East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077


Welcome to the Veterans Memorial Community Center, home of The Grove Aquatic & Fitness Center, two Ice Arenas and the Armory and National Guard Gymnasium.

The Community Center is in the heart of Inver Grove Heights, offering a place for fun, fitness and families! Enjoy swimming in our water park, working out in our fitness center, skating in our arenas, playing in our Gymnasium and participating in many of our programs.

We have something for everyone, no matter the age or the fitness ability. Anyone can access the facility at any time during building hours (below) for a daily admission fee (or by purchasing a membership). We also offer a 10-visit pass. Learn more about daily admission rates on each of our facilities amenity pages (sidebar and below)

Anyone can also become a member. Membership includes free access to the facilities amenities, as well as discounts on several programs and activities offered through the Community Center.  Learn more about membership rates, benefit and policies.

We want our facility to be a place of fun and inclusiveness for everyone. Please view our Community Center Code of Conduct.

Regular Building Hours

Winter 2018/2019 (Dec. 1, 2018-March 3, 2019)

Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

2019 Spring Break Schedule I March 25-29

  • The Indoor Water Park will have extended hours each day: Noon-7:30 p.m. (view Aquatics Page for rates)
    • Note: The Indoor Lap Pool/Dive Well will be closed for maintenance
  • Open Skate will be available each day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (View Open Skate Page for rates)
    • Open Youth Hockey (Ages 13-17) will be available each day from 2:50-3:50 p.m.
    • Open Youth Hockey (Ages 6-12) will be available each day from 4-5 p.m.

Check back as additional activities are added (including Open Gym hours and special day camps planned for this week only).

The Grove's Aquatic & Fitness Center

Fitness Center

The Grove' State-of-the-Art Fitness Center offers a large fitness area with a free weight area, strength and cardio equipment; Three fitness studios, including a group cycle room and a TRX room; Over 60 drop-in fitness classes per week; and an Indoor Walking Track that is 1/16 of a mile long, circling above the fitness center. We also provide locker rooms (Men, Women, Family) and saunas for men and one for women.

Visit The Grove's Fitness Center's page for additional details on hours, fees, activities and programs.

Aquatic Center: Indoor Pool and Water Park

**The Lap Pool and Dive well will be CLOSED from 8:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 27 through Fri., April 5 for maintenance**

It will reopen by 6 a.m. Sun., April 6. The Indoor Water Park will still be open during its regular operating hours.

The Grove's Aquatic Center includes an Indoor Water Park, an 8-lane lap pool and a diving well with 1m and 3m diving boards. The Indoor Water Park includes a large play structure with splash features, two small and two large water slides and other great water features. The Water Park offers Morning Swim (water features off) and Open Swim (water features on). A Lifeguard is always on duty during these times. 

The lap pool is used for adult lap swim, family open swim and swimming lessons.

Visit The Grove's Aquatic Center's page for details on hours (the Lap Pool has different hours than the Water Park), fees, activities and programs.

Ice Arenas and Turf

The Community Center offers two sheets of ice (from Mid-October to February; one sheet all year round) and an indoor turf (from early March to mid-October). Open Skate and Open Hockey are available, as well as a Learn to Skate program, an Indoor Walking program (only part of the year) and rentals.

Visit the Ice Arenas/indoor Turf page  for details on hours, fees, activities and programs.

National Guard Gymnasium

The Community Center is home to the National Guard Training Center, which houses a 9,000 square foot Gymnasium. It contains two basketball hoops, pickleball courts and the capability to host events with a kitchen, tables and chairs to rent.

Visit the National Guard Gymnasium's page for details on hours, fees, activities and programs.


Become a member and receive free access to all of our amenities any time (during building hours) and discounts on several programs and activities we offer. Learn more about membership benefits, rates and how to sign-up!

February Fitness Challenge-Goal20FEBRUARY FITNESS CHALLENGE!

During the month of February, we are challenging our members and pass holders to head to the fitness center and workout! Scan your badge at least 20 days this month, and receive a fabulous prize! 

Registration is closed. Thanks to those who signed up!

We will support you through this challenge with motivational emails and and encourage you to share your progress on our social media pages with #Goal20. Find us on Facebook @IGHParks, follow us on Twitter @IGHParks and on Instagram @IGHparksrec.

Not a member? Learn more about how you can join the Community Center and have access to The Grove Aquatics & Fitness Center. Or purchase a 10x pass to try us out.