Parks and Trail Projects/Construction
IGH Parks & Rec oversees and maintains 28 parks. We strive to keep our parks clean and safe for our community and visitors to enjoy. We also strive to improve and grow our great parks and their amenities to meet the needs of our community. Below are a list of current projects happening in IGH Parks.
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.
North & South Valley Park Master PlanThe City is working to update the Master Plan for North & South Valley Parks.
Information on Rich Valley Regional Greenway
Dakota County is planning for a Rich Valley Regional Greenway which will be a County trail project. The Rich Valley Regional Greenway Master Plan has not yet been adopted but residents can log into the following website to learn more and comment.
Information on the Mendota Lebanon Regional GreenwayDakota County is planning for a Mendota Lebanon Regional Greenway which will be a County trail project. The Mendota Lebanon Regional Greenway Master Plan has been adopted and can be viewed here
Northwest Area Park PlanningThe city is actively looking to purchase 5-10 acres of land for a park south of 70th and west of Highway 3. More information will be made available as progress is made toward land acquisition. Click here to click for details.
New Dakota County Pine Bend Bluffs Trailhead Opens
The Mississippi River Trail has a new trailhead: Pine Bend Bluffs Trailhead. The trailhead and building are located on the southern portion of the Mississippi River trail at the intersection of Courthouse Blvd and 111th St. E in Inver Grove Heights.
+Parking for 15 vehicles🚗
+Access to the Mississippi River Trail🚵♀️🚶♂️
+Restroom building with drinking fountain🚻🚰
+Bike repair station🚲
+Picnic tables and benches🥪
+Interpretation and wayfinding🗺️
+Stunning views of the Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) and the Mississippi River.🦋🦅🛶🚤
The trail and trailhead are open daily 5 AM-10 PM.
The restroom building is open 8 AM-10 PM to begin, then 5 AM-10 PM later this spring; restrooms have an electronic locking system and will automatically open and close daily.
Information on any of these projects can be directed towards Eric Carlson, Parks and Recreation Director, at 651-450-2587 or email