Welcome to the beautiful parks of IGH! Lions Park Fishing Pier

Whether you are looking for a great trail, playground, volleyball court or fishing, Inver Grove Heights Parks has it. We are dedicated to keeping your many parks beautiful and enjoyable. 

Parks & Rec maintains 27 parks and a City-owned Golf Course with scenic views, miles of paved and unpaved trails, and many amenities including playgrounds, fishing piers, sledding hills, outdoor rinks, basketball and volleyball courts, tennis and pickleball courts, warming houses and pavilions, parking, restrooms, BBQ pits, Disc Golf Course, Off-leash Dog areas and much more. View each park to find their location and all of their amenities on the sidebar.

The Off-leash Dog park is now open with safe social distancing rules in place. A dog park pass is required to enter the off-leash area. Purchase online at or call the Parks & Recreation Office, 651-450-2585.

As of April 18, Inver Wood Golf Course has reopened to the public with safe social distancing rules in place. Learn more at

The Disc Golf Course is also open with safe social distancing rules in place. Purchase a pass online and learn more about this course.

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Please tell us what you think about IGH parks and help shape our planning!

Comprehensive Parks, Recreation, Trails & Facilities Plan

The process to update the City’s Comprehensive Park, Recreation, Trail, and Facilities Plan is underway. We want to engage residents, businesses, park, recreation, and facility users to determine what you need and want your parks, trails, programs and facilities to be in the future.

The purpose of the Comprehensive Park, Recreation, Trail, and Facilities Plan is to develop a clear 10-15-year vision for the city related to parks, trails, recreation programs, and facilities.

For more information contact Eric Carlson, Parks and Recreation Director at 651-450-2587, or by email at

Parks Information

COVID-19: Please use our parks, open spaces and trails at your own risk and in accordance with recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control (, including the use of hand sanitizer and face coverings. Portable bathrooms will be open for use.

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.

Please report non-emergency issues and service requests (graffiti, vandalism, etc.) through YourGov by clicking here

Park Ordinance Highlights

Ordinance Information
Park Hours of Operation 6 am - 10 pm unless otherwise specified
Animal Leash All animals must be on a leash no longer than six feet and are not allowed in high activity areas
Boating No motorized boat launching from any public park
Camping No camping in a public park
Feeding of Animals No feeding wild animals in a public park
Golfing No golfing in parks except at the golf course
Hunting No hunting in a public park 
Motorized mobility devices Allowed to assist persons with a disability
Parking in parks All vehicles must be in a parking lot
Posting of flyers You can't distribute flyers or post notices in a park
Swimming No swimming in a body of water adjacent to or within a park through a public park
Vandalism You can't destroy or deface park property
Weapons Weapons can't be possessed in a public park unless you have a conceal and carry permit

If you have questions about parks, please contact 651-450-2585