Heritage Village Park

CURRENTLY CLOSED DURING CONSTRUCTION, will open June 11, 2019. 

This new park will feature 11.0 acres of an off-leash dog park with designated small breed and all breed areas, seating in the off-leash areas, lighted unpaved trails in the off-leash area and a parking lot. A future  plus much more. 

It is located at 4321 65th Street and is expected to open spring 2019.

Dog Park Grand Opening - June 11, 2019
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A Grand Opening Celebration will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. A "leash-cutting" ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. to officiallyopen the Off-leash Dog Park and allow dogs to take their first tail-wag through the off-leash areas! If there is rain/inclement weather, the rain date will be Thursday, June 13 from 5-7 p.m.

Many activities are planned, including:

  • Short program and Leash-Cutting Ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. 
  • IGH PD K9 Demonstration at 5:45 p.m.
  • Local Canine Friendly Vendors
  • Rabies Vaccination Clinic ($15/dog) - details below
  • Dog Park Passes to purchase on-site - details below
  • Pup Photo Booth
  • Free Hot Dogs by Hometown Meats (while supplies last)
  • Door Prizes!

Dogs will be able to access the park after the ribbon cutting, but will be required to have an up to date rabies vaccination and a valid dog park pass.

Dog Park Passes will be available to purchase on-site at the event. For the first dog, the dog park pass will cost $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents. For a second dog, an additional charge of $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents. Dog Park Passes will become effective on the evening of the Grand Opening and will require renewal annually.

Proof of rabies vaccination for each dog must be provided (copy of rabies vaccination certificate). Vaccinations will also be available on-site at the event for $15, provided by the IGH Animal Hospital.

See below for details on the dog ordinances and dog park passes.

A Round of A-Paws

A very special thanks to the Friends of IGH Dog Park for their involvement in developing this park and their sponsorship of this event.

Off-leash Dog Park

Currently closed during construction! Will open the evening of Tuesday, June 11

This will be the first off-leash dog park in the City! It will include a small breed area and an all breed area. A pass will be required to use this dog park. 

All Breed Area features

  • Approx. 9.0 Acres
  • Separate Entrance Gate
  • Interior Drinking Fountain
  • Woodchip Run Areas
  • Turf Run Areas
  • Native Landscape
  • Open Air Shelter (future)
  • Seating

Small Breed Area features

  • Approx. 1.0 Acres
  • Separate Entrance Gate
  • Interior Drinking Fountain
  • Woodchip Run Areas
  • Turf Run Area
  • Open Air Shelter (future)
  • Seating

Dog Park Regulations

Residents and non-residents may use the off-leash dog park. Use of the dog park is at your own risk. The City of Inver Grove Heights is not responsible for any injuries/damages to dogs or owners while using the off-leash dog park.

Certain requirements will be in place to utilize the off-leash dog park to ensure a safe and pleasant experience for humans and dogs alike. 

Rules of the Dog Park

Must have a Dog Park Pass

A dog park pass will be required to enter the off-leash area. The owner will receive a laminated pass with a lanyard to wear at all times in the park. The dog(s) will receive a tag to wear on their collar at all times. Your tag and pass will have numbers that will be recorded in our database so that we can easily identify your dog(s) just in case you are separated from each other. The dog park pass renews annually. Daily passes are not available.
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Beginning May 1, 2019:

Dog Park passes will be available for purchase online at www.invergroveheights.org/register or at the Parks & Recreation Office (8055 Barbara Ave. E.). Dog Park Passes will become effective on the evening of the Grand Opening (Tuesday, June 11) and will require renewal annually.

In order to purchase a dog park pass, dogs must have a valid rabies vaccination. You will be required to present a valid copy of your dog’s rabies certificate, issued by a certified veterinarian, at the time of purchase.  If purchasing online your rabies certificate must be received within 10 days of purchase in person, by mail or emailed to DogParkPasses@invergroveheights.org or by fax to 651-259-8029. Once received, we will mail you your laminated dog park pass, to be worn by the dog owner at all times while in the off-leash area. The dog(s) will receive a tag to be worn on their collar at all times while in the off-leash area. If your certificate is not received in our office within 10 days your purchase will be void and a refund issued.

Fees:

  • For the first dog: $20 for residents; $30 for non-residents. 
  • For a second dog: An additional charge of $15 for residents; An additional $25 for non-residents. 

Dogs must be vaccinated

Effective May 1, 2019, the City will no longer require a dog to be licensed, however, the City will require all dogs to have an up-to-date rabies vaccination. 

Anyone found to have a dog that isn’t vaccinated or the vaccination has expired, will be subject to a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

2019 Rabies Vaccination Clinic

The 2019 Rabies Vaccination Clinic will be held in conjunction with the new Heritage Village Park Off-leash Dog Park Grand Opening on Tuesday, June 11 from 5-7 p.m. at 4321 65th Street.

Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital will provide the vaccinations for $15.

If there is rain/inclement weather, the rain date will be Thursday, June 13 from 5-7 p.m.

Must clean-up after your dog

We all know it happens! Every person will be required to clean-up after their dog(s).

All dogs must enter and exit the park on a leash and remain supervised

  • Per City Ordinance, dogs can be in any city park, trail or public sidewalk as long as they are on a leash that is sixteen feet (16’) long or less at all times.
  • Dogs must wear a collar or harness at all times.
  • Owners must have access to the leash at ALL times in case the dog's behavior becomes unacceptable

Aggressive behavior is not prohibited

Use of the dog park is at your own risk. Aggressive behavior from dog(s) is strictly prohibited.

Dogs under the age of six months are not allowed.

Dog Park users can bring up to two dogs.

Children under the age of 16 are not allowed unless supervised by an adult.

No alcohol, cigarettes, or glass are allowed in the park.

All items you bring into the park must be taken home with you (balls, toys, water dishes, etc.)

Owners will be held liable for all actions taken by their dog(s).

All City park ordinances and rules apply

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Playground

The Parks & Recreation department is considering an inclusive playground for Heritage Village Park. We are gathering input from the community on this proposal. For more information, contact Eric Carlson at ecarlson@invergroveheights.org.