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Parks and Trails remain Open during city closures

Many of us are staying home and avoiding crowds these days. Getting out into nature and exercising can help us relax and feel better during stressful times. Currently, Inver Grove Heights parks and trails remain open

And we understand not only will residents and visitors continue to enjoy these parks and trails, so will many furry friends – just please remember our four-legged companions must have a leash on at all times in Inver Grove Heights. And don’t forget to clean up after your pups, too!

The Off-leash Dog Park is currently CLOSED. 

Playgrounds, playground equipment, tennis courts and pickleball courts are CLOSED.

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.

If you choose to visit our local parks and trails, the National Recreation and Parks Association offers a few recommendations on observing social distancing in parks and on trails:

  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
  • Observe at all times the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.
  • Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.
  • In Inver Grove Heights park users will find public restrooms closed — be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms.
  • Bring water or drinks — public drinking fountains should not be used, even if operable.
  • Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect park workers.
  • You are discouraged from using playgrounds and playground equipment, as we have posted signs indicating their closure.

This guidance is current today (3/20/20), and staff continues to monitor CDC guidance and local, state and federal updates daily.

Parks & Rec programs and events cancelled or postponed

ALL Parks & Recreation Programs and events which occur during the City’s closure period are Cancelled, Rescheduled or Postponed. Participants will be contacted by Parks & Recreation staff regarding membership, rental and registrations for programs that are taking place during this period.

Recreate Remotely

We are excited to offer our virtual Recreate Remotely program for ideas on staying fit and active during this challenging time, plus sneak peeks into what your Parks and Recreation staff do for recreation in their free time! Learn more on our Rec web page and follow us on Facebook to see the latest activities and share as you participate!

Also, each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, watch for ideas for fun fitness and health suggestions and leisure activities you can do while social distancing.

Call 651-450-2585 with any questions.

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Our Parks offer scenic views, great amenities and miles of trails. Here is a complete list of our Parks and their locations.

Arbor Pointe Park

8545 Cahill Ave.
More about Arbor Pointe Park

Oakwood Park

3534 78th Street E.
More about Oakwood Park

Broadmoor Park

11306 Stratford Lane
More about Broadmoor Park

Old City Hall Park

6701 River Road
More about Old City Hall Park

Veterans Memorial Community
Center Park

80th Street and Barbara
More about Community Center Park

Rich Valley Athletic Complex

1841 105th Street E.
More about Rich Valley Complex

Dehrer Park

4085 Dehrer Way
More about Dehrer Park

River Front Park

7782 River Road
More about River Front Park 

Ernster Park

7750 Dickman Trail
More about Ernster Park

River Heights Park

8780 Inver Grove Trail
More about River Heights Park

Groveland Park

1990 46th Street E.
More about Groveland Park

Salem Hills Park

642 Upper 55th Street E.
More about Salem Hills

Harmon Park Reserve

1642 Upper 55th Street E.
More about Harmon Park Reserve
Mountain Bike Course information

Seidl's Lake

2655 47th Street E.
More about Seidl's Lake

Heritage Village Park
and Off-leash Dog Park

4321 65th Street
More about Heritage Village Park

Simley Island

3110 80th Street. E.
More about Simley Island

Inver Wood Golf Course

1850 70th Street
More about Inver Wood Golf Course
*Cross Country Skiing, hiking and
snowshoeing are permitted at the
golf course during the winter months.

Skyview Park

6765 Dawn Ave. 
More about Skyview Park

Lions Park

2423 65th Street E.
More about Lions Park

Sleepy Hollow Park

3645 84th Street E.
More about Sleepy Hollow Park

Marcott Woods Park

2890 96th Street E.
More about Marcott Woods Park

South Valley Park

2810 70th Street E.
More about South Valley Park

Marianna Ranch Park

9125 Alvarez Ave.
More about Marianna Ranch

Southern Lakes Park

10810 Alison Way
More about Southern Lakes Park 

McGroarty Park

South of Hwy 55 on Blaine Ave.
(West of Hwy 52)

More about McGroarty Park

Swing Bridge Park

4465 66th Street E
More about Swing Bridge Park 

North Valley Park

2800 70th Street E.
More about North Valley Park

Woodland Preserve Park

11666 Azure Lane
More about Woodlawn Preserve Park