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FREE! Log Rolling Demonstration & Clinics
Come see what the sport of Log Rolling is all about! All demonstrations and clinics are free to attend!

Monday, June 13    2-3 pm

Saturday, July 9    10-11am
Friday, July 22       11am-12pm

Veterans Memorial Community Center
8055 Barbara Avenue East, IGH  55077

FREE! Hike It! National Trails Day
Come celebrate National Trails Day with us at Harmon Park Reserve!  Spend the morning walking the single-track unpaved trails in some of the most beautiful terrain in Inver Grove Heights.

Participants receive a free gift and snack.  Strollers and dogs are not allowed.  Please wear appropriate shoes and apparel.  Event is free!  Pre-registration is recommended by Thursday, June 2 but registrations will be welcomed the day of the event as well.

Saturday, June 4
Harmon Park Reserve (1642 Upper 55th Street E)
Program  #FA-S101

Huck Finn Fishing Derby (all ages)
Set the hook into some fishing fun with our derby!  We'll have fishing contests for the largest fish, smallest fish and most fish caught!  Prizes are awarded for derby winners and each participant receives a fishing goodie bag.

Friday, June 10
6-6:15pm Check-In
Fee:  $5 per person

Simley Island Park

Inver Hills Community Band Summer Concert Series
Join the Inver Hills Community Band for their summer concert series in Inver Grove Heights!

Sunday, June 12 @ 7pm at Oakwood Park

Sunday, July 10 @ 7pm at St. Patrick's Church

Sunday, August 7 a@ 7pm at Oakwood Park

All concerts are free and open to the public!

Lawn of the Week
Get your mower and green thumb ready- this summer our "Lawn of the Week" program is back! City staff will be identifying outstanding yards of IGH residents whose lawn exemplify both neatness and natural beauty.  As they find a winner, a sign will be placed in their front yard for one week to proclaim their lawn as the "Lawn of the Week."

The winners will be honored at a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting in the fall, with a slide show that features each lawn.  Recipients will receive a certificate of achievement and a gift card from Gertens!

If you would like to nominate a lawn in your neighborhood, please contact Jen Graham at 651-450-2580 or

FREE! Groovin' In the Park (all ages)
Hey Kids!  Come out for a movin' and grovin' time in the park!  Don't miss these mornings of free fun! Don't forget your blanket or chair.  Enjoy a special treat too!  Rain out location is Veterans Memorial Community Center. Performances and treats paid in part by the River Heights Arts Alliance. 

Tuesday, June 21          10:30am  Kid Power with Rachel (music and live animal show)
Tuesday, July 19           10:30am  Will Hale & Tadpole Parade
Tuesday, August 16      10:30am  Alphabts

South Valley Park  

Storytime (All ages)
Come enjoy this great morning in the park listening to your favorite stories, cuddling the kids  and enjoying a special treat.  Bring blankets or chairs. No register, just come!  This event is held rain or shine (rain-outs will be held at Inver Glen Library).  Offered in cooperation with Inver Glen Library.

Tuesday, July 12
South Valley Park

FREE! Movies in the Park
Enjoy an outdoor movie at sunset!  Call 651-450-2595 for event status due to inclement weather two hours prior to start of movie.

Thursday, July 21:          Approx 9pm "The Peanuts Movie"

Thursday, August 11:     Approx 8:20pm Kung Fu Panda"

South Valley Park

FREE! MN Twins Play Ball Clinic (Ages 6-13)

Join us for this great free clinic hosted by the MN Twins Play Ball! staff!

  • Learn the fundamentals through hands-on instruction
  • MN Twins staff provide balls and bats
  • Participants bring own baseball or softball glove

  • Friday, July 22
    AGES 6-9: 3-4:30pm
    AGES 10-13: 4:30-6pm

    Rich Valley Athletic Complex (1841 105th Street E, Inver Grove Heights, 55076)

    Youth Safety Camp (Ages 6-11)
    This is camp you do not want to miss! Learn how to keep your cool with all types of safety issues: fire, water, bike, health and more great new topics! Educational sessions will be taught through interactive games and "hands on" experiences. You'll receive a camp itinerary one week prior to camp. Fee includes certificate of completion, medallion, T-shirt, lunch, snacks and goodie bag. Register by Thursday, July 31.

    Thursday, Aug. 6     7 am-5 pm
    Fee: $15
    Program #SC-S112
    Veterans Memorial Community Center