Heritage Village Park

This park features 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 playground and amphitheater are planned, plus much more. Park Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.  

It is located at 4321 65th Street. 

  • View the Master Plan 
    • 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@ighmn.gov.
  • Visit the Parks & Trail Project/Construction tab to stay up to date and learn about upcoming Public Meetings

View this helpful "How to Use the Off-leash Dog Park" to learn more about the requirements and regulations

Off-leash Dog Park

This is first off-leash dog park in the City! Residents and non-residents may use the off-leash dog park with a valid Dog Park Pass (see below for details on how to purchase one). 

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

Dog Park: 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

Rules of the 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.

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.

Must clean-up after your dog

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

Must have a Dog Park Pass

A dog park pass is 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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Purchase a Dog Park Pass

In order to purchase a dog park pass, dogs must have a valid rabies vaccination. You will be required to provide a valid copy of your dog’s rabies certificate, issued by a certified veterinarian to our office within 10 days of purchase either by mail (8055 Barbara Ave, IGH, MN 55077), by email at DogParkPasses@ighmn.gov or by fax to 651-259-8033. 

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. 

Online

When you enter the registration site, you will need to click the ’Log In’ button to apply for the dog park pass. If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one. *Don’t forget to mail, email , or fax (651-259-8033) a valid copy of each dogs' rabies certificate within 10 days of purchasing your pass online. 

By Phone

Call the Parks & Recreation Office at 651-450-2585 and we will register your dog(s) over the phone. We will still need you to provide a valid copy of each dog's rabies certificate within 10 days of the purchase over the phone.

Once the pass is purchased and a valid rabies certification is received, we will mail 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, it will be void and a refund issued. 

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 strictly prohibited

Use of the dog park is at your own risk. Aggressive behavior from dog(s) is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.

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