Parks & Recreation

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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. Scary Skate FB Event Cover Photo

    Open Skate Fun Night with the theme Scary Skate set for Oct. 26

    Join us for some chillingly good fun on the ice! Skate in costume from 6:30-8 p.m. in the East Rink at the VMCC. Free for members; $4/non-members! Read on...
  2. General Job Posting - Parks and Rec

    Now Hiring: Parks & Rec FTE Aquatics Coordinator & FTE Recreation Coordinator

    Join our team and be a part of the great work and services Parks & Recreation provide to the residents and visitors of Inver Grove Heights! Read on...
  3. Boo bash 2019 postcard - FINAL_Page_1

    Boo Bash and Trick-or-Treating on Friday, Oct. 25!

    Join us for a ghoulishly good time with chillingly good treats and frightfully fun games from 6-8 p.m. for ages 2-12 in the National Guard Armory Gymnasium at the Veterans Memorial Community Center! Read on...
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  1. Eric Carlson

    Parks and Recreation Director

  2. Julie Dorshak

    Recreation Superintendent

  3. Brian Swoboda

    Parks Superintendent

  4. Dana Lindsey

    Interim Guest Services Supervisor

  5. Todd Fredrickson

    Operations and Maintenance Manager

  6. Judy Wonick

    Office Support
    Phone: 651-450-2585

  7. Matt Moynihan

    Golf Course Operations Superintendent

  8. Joel Metz

    Golf Course Superintendent