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. Specialty Fitness Classes at the Grove

    Fall Specialty Fitness Classes begin week of Oct. 29

    Find something that meets you at your current fitness level! Classes range from low- to high- intensity, and range from beginner level to challenging and bringing your fitness to the next level. Read on...
  2. General Job Posting - Parks and Rec

    Now Hiring: Parks & Rec 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. Tammy Abrahamson

    Guest Services Supervisor

  5. Todd Fredrickson

    Operations and Maintenance Supervisor

  6. Judy Wonick

    Office Support

  7. Matt Moynihan

    Golf Course Clubhouse Superintendent

  8. Joel Metz

    Golf Course Superintendent