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!
Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation oversees and maintains 27 parks covering 677 acres and Inver Wood Golf Course with 239 acres. We strive to keep our parks clean and safe for our community and visitors to enjoy. Our goal is to make it possible for everyone including persons of all abilities and disabilities to take advantage of the park system and their offerings. We also strive to improve and grow our parks and their amenities to meet the needs of our community. Below is a list of current projects happening in your parks.
Northwest Area Park Planning
The City is actively looking to purchase 5-10 acres of land for a park south of 70th and west of Hwy 3. More information will be made available as progress is made toward land acquisition.
Northwest Neighborhood Area Park #1
The City of Inver Grove Heights is developing a new neighborhood park in the Northwest Area of the City, to serve existing and incoming residents to this area. The new park will be approximately 8 acres in area and located between Argenta Court and Argenta Trail, north of Highway 55. The need for a neighborhood park to serve this area was identified through the City’s 2040 Comprehensive Planning effort.
We Need Your Input! Join us for a Virtual Neighborhood Meeting on March 2 at 5 p.m.
The project will require input from nearby residents and key community stakeholders to determine what types of park features should be included in the project and to identify other considerations to ensure that the park meets the needs for generations to come. Join us for a Virtual Neighborhood Meeting on March 2 at 5 p.m. Learn more about the project and sign-up now.
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.
If you would like a copy of the NRMP, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-450-2582.
Heritage Village Park – Inclusive Playground, Shelter, and Restrooms
The City of Inver Grove Heights is planning for the construction of an inclusive playground, shelter, and restroom facility for 2020 if funding can be secured.
If you are interested in donating towards the inclusive playground please visit the All Can Play IGH website.
Improvements to Heritage Village Park over the last several year which have included property acquisition, environmental remediation, the off-leash dog park, trails, and landscaping have been generously funded by the State of MN Bonding Grant(s), an Environmental Legacy Fund (ELF) Grant from Dakota County, and the City of Inver Grove Heights.
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.
Comprehensive Parks, Recreation, Trails and Facilities Plan
Please tell us what you think about IGH parks and help shape our planning!
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.