Welcome to the Beautiful Parks of IGH! 

Parks & Rec maintains 27 parks with scenic views, miles of paved and unpaved trails, and amenities including playgrounds, fishing piers, sledding hills, outdoor rinks, basketball and volleyball courts, tennis and pickleball courts, warming houses and pavilions, parking, restrooms, BBQ pits, a disc golf course, an off-leash dog areas and much more. The city also owns a golf course with 27 holes sit on 275 acres of rolling, wooded terrain. Go explore and enjoy!

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  1. Parks & Trail Projects
  2. Comprehensive Parks Plan

Current Park Projects

New Northwest Area Park Under Construction! 

Learn more about Vista Pines, set to open in summer 2022. 

Grand Opening Event: Vista Pines Park | Tuesday, Aug. 23 | 6-7:30 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the newest park in IGH, located in the northwest area! Ribbon cutting event at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Location: Vista Pines Park, 7500 Argenta Court

Seidls Lake & 4th St. S. Reconstruction Project

The project, in collaboration with South St. Paul and West St. Paul, will include construction of a storm water lift station at Seidls Lake and replacing utilities and pavement on 4th St. between 14th Ave. S. and 9th Ave. S. 

River Heights Natural Resource Management Plan

The City of Inver Grove Heights and the Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) have partnered in the last year to prepare a Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP) for River Heights Park. This Management Plan will help guide the ecological management of the 7.7-acre park known as River Heights. Although small, it is a very valuable part of the natural corridor along the Mississippi River and provides important wildlife habitat and water quality benefits, as well as a popular community amenity.

The primary proposed restoration involves removing invasive, non-native trees, shrubs and plants throughout the site to restore the grassland to savanna and to enhance the woodland. When invasive plants are controlled, it will allow for the reintroduction of quality native plants optimal for the eco-system.

North & South Valley Parks Master Plan

The City is working to update the Master Plan for North and South Valley Parks. There will be an open house on Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:30pm – 7:00pm in Community Room 1 at the Veterans Memorial Community Center to collect public feedback. 

Veterans Memorial Greenway (formerly the Rich Valley Regional Greenway)

Dakota County is planning for a Regional Greenway which will be a County trail project. The Regional Greenway Master Plan has not yet been adopted but residents can log the Dakota County project website to learn more and comment.

Mendota Lebanon Regional Greenway

Dakota 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.

Parks Information

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.

Please report non-emergency issues and service requests (graffiti, vandalism, etc.) through YourGov by clicking here.